Throughout the year, the government routinely issues travel advice and advisories warning Canadians of the potential risks posed in different parts of the world. Earlier today, Canada updated a travel warning urging travellers not to visit the Philippines and to use a high degree of caution, if they do.\nThe travel advisory was updated on Monday, May 6 at 11:10 AM ET. The advisory claims that natural disasters and climate are major reasons why Canadian travellers should be careful if they decide to travel to the Philippines.\nAlong with the danger of natural disasters, the threat of terrorism and high levels of crime are also reasons to be extremely cautious if you're travelling overseas to the Philippines.\nThey most recently removed information about the earthquakes from mid-April, which means it's currently no longer an issue.* The Philippines is located in an active seismic zone, which means there's a risk of volcanic activity and earthquakes. In addition, it is now officially monsoon season. The Philippines sees about 20 typhoons per year, mostly between June and November. Typhoons can damage roadways, bridges and you may see flooding and mudslides during the rainy weather.\nView this post on Instagram Wake up to this freaking view. Yes? ❤️☀️🏝 @lakawon A post shared by Gabz | PinoyTravelFreak.com (@pinoytravelfreak) on Mar 2, 2019 at 8:51pm PST\nThe Government is specifically advising Canadians to avoid all travel to certain areas throughout Western and Central Mindanao due to "the serious threat of terrorist attacks, kidnapping" and for other reasons pertaining to violent crime.\nCanadians should avoid the following provinces: Basilan, Cotabato, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Misamis Occidental, North Cotabato, Sarangani, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay.\nThe Government of Canada is also advising Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel to the following provinces in Eastern Mindanao: Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Bukidnon, Camiguin, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, Davao Oriental, Dinagat Islands, Misamis Oriental, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.\nIn addition, the Public Health Agency of Canada has issued a travel health notice regarding Zika virus. Zika is currently a concern in South and Southeast Asia, so travellers should prepare accordingly and take extra precautions while travelling in an affected country.\nView this post on Instagram Would you eat in the middle of a lake in a wooden hut? I would! 🙋🏻♂️ 📸: @lostwithlukes 🇵🇭 Do you have an amazing photo or video that you want to share? Tag us @philippines, or use hashtags #philippines or #itsmorefuninthephilippines for a chance to be featured! 🌴 A post shared by Mabuhay 🇵🇭 (@philippines) on Mar 20, 2019 at 5:33am PDT\nAccording to the government agency, several terrorist groups are active in the Philippines. The groups have completed various attacks throughout the country, especially in Western Mindanao.\nTravellers should be wary of government buildings, places of worship, airports, transportation hubs and touristy areas like restaurants, bars, shopping centres, hotels and more.\nFor more information on the Philippine's Travel Advisory, click here.\nEditor's Note: Additional content has been added to this article.