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Contact information for Canadians in Egypt

Canadian citizens in Egypt wishing to be evacuated should contact the Canadian embassy in Cairo at 20 (2) 2791-8700 or make a collect call to the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Emergency Operations Centre at 613-996-8885 or the new number, 613-943-1055.

Friends and relatives in Canada seeking information on Canadian citizens believed to be in Egypt should contact the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Emergency Operations Centre by calling, toll-free, 1-800-606-5499 or the new number 1-800-387-3124.

The website of the Canadian embassy in Cairo provides local numbers to call from Cairo and Ottawa to obtain information about the charter flights out of Egypt that are being arranged by the Canadian government.

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People dialing the Cairo number after hours will be put through to the DFAIT emergency centre in Ottawa. But they should be prepared to wait. There is a backlog on the emergency line.

The website of the department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against non-essential travel to Egypt. It also provides a place for Canadians in Egypt to register with Canadian authorities as well as contact information for consular staff in Egypt.

The Egyptian embassy in Ottawa has a web address but the actual website does not appear to be operational. The Egyptian consulate in Montreal does have a working website but there is nothing posted relating to the current state of emergency.

There are a number of associations for Egyptians in Canada but none have posted information about the current situation of unrest. That may change in the hours and days to come. Those associations are:

The Egyptian Canadian Friendship Association

The Egyptian Students' Association of North America

The Egyptian Community Canada

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