Voluntary Evacuation Initiative from Syria to end Saturday
OTTAWA –Canadian citizens who are still in Syria, and wish to leave that country under the government’s voluntary evacuation initiative, are reminded that they have until tomorrow, to take advantage of this service which ends Saturday January 14th.
“Canadians and their spouses and dependent children have until then to benefit from the expedited services put in place to help them leave the country as soon as possible. Our embassy in Damascus will be open this Friday and Saturday for those wishing to access its services,” a foreign ministry statement said.
Hundreds of Canadians and their dependants have in this way been able to obtain the necessary travel documents to leave Syria.
“We continue to urge all Canadians still in Syria to take advantage of these expedited services now. As the security situation deteriorates, embassy services may be reduced or suspended without warning.”
Canadian citizens in Syria requiring assistance should contact the Canadian embassy in Damascus at 963 (11) 611-6692, 611-6851 or 611-6870, or call Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada’s Emergency Operations Centre collect at 613-944-2471. An email may also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.