Travel information (COVID-19)

It’s important to know that if abroad, you may come in contact with the novel coronavirus. Always follow the latest travel advice and advisories.

Travellers should avoid all non-essential international travel. All health system organizations and employers immediately should cease all non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice.

As of midnight, March 24, 2020, the Government of Canada announced an Emergency Order under the Quarantine Act that requires any person entering Canada by air, sea or land to self-isolate for 14 days whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19. All individuals permitted to enter Canada are subject to this Order, with the exception of certain persons who cross the border regularly to ensure the continued flow of goods and services, and those who provide essential services.

Exposures to COVID-19 (NEW tool)

The Public Health Agency of Canada posts information on COVID-19 exposures on flights, cruise ships, and mass gatherings.

Direction for ALL returning travellers to Canada (including those returning from the United States):


An exemption to the request to self-isolate for 14 days may be provided to workers who are essential to the movement of goods and people. For example, this exemption would apply to:

Workers in these sectors should:

If you must travel

If you must travel, take precautions against respiratory illnesses, and seek medical attention if you become sick.

During your trip:

Learn about active travel health notices (Government of Canada) related to the novel coronavirus and information for travellers returning to Canada (Public Health Agency of Canada).

When planning travel, consult the Government of Canada website for the latest information and emerging travel health notices and travel advisories.

If you feel sick during your flight to Canada or upon arrival, inform the flight attendant or a Canadian border services officer.

This item was last modified on March 28, 2020