Guidance for travellers (COVID-19)
To stop the spread of COVID-19 and the variants of concern, limit travel outside of Sudbury & Districts. To protect our communities’ individuals who plan on traveling by vehicle or plane should only travel outside the province for essential reasons. If you plan on travelling plan ahead and be COVID-safe.
Before you travel consider completing your vaccine series and waiting 2 weeks to boost your immunity and ensure maximum protection against COVID-19. With the Delta variant it is more important than ever to complete your vaccine series. Learn about local COVID-19 vaccination clinics and where you can get your vaccine now.
If you think you have travelled somewhere (within or outside of Ontario) where you may have been exposed to COVID-19, call us at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).
Always follow the latest travel advice and advisories.
An official global travel advisory is in effect. Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.
What’s on this page?
- Travellers returning to Ontario
- Travelling outside of Ontario
- COVID-19 testing for international travellers
- Canadian Quarantine Act
- Travel and exposures to COVID-19
- Direction for returning travellers to Canada
- Direction for COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada
- Travel within Canada and Ontario
Travellers returning to Ontario
Individuals and families who consider travelling to another province or territory should strongly consider self-isolating for 14 days before travelling and after returning home, to help lower the risk of exposure to COVID-19. However, you do not have to quarantine when you enter Ontario from another Canadian province or territory. If you have COVID-19 symptoms upon your return you must self-isolate and contact an assessment centre to get tested for COVID-19.
Travelling outside of Ontario
Other provinces and territories may have different travel restriction (Government of Canada) or personal protective measures that must be followed. Check with Public Health authorities of the province or territory of your destination before you leave.
COVID-19 testing for international travellers
Mandatory on-arrival COVID-19 testing for international travellers arriving to Toronto Pearson International Airport is in effect. This testing (Government of Canada) was ordered by the Chief Medical Officer of Health through a Section 22 order under Section 77.1 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act.
Canadian Quarantine Act
An Emergency Order (Government of Canada) under the Quarantine Act is currently in effect that requires individuals entering Canada by air, sea, or land to self-isolate for 14 days whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19. Fully vaccinated asymptomatic travellers entering Canada may be exempt from certain provisions of the Quarantine Act. Please see the Directions for travellers entering Canada for more information on possible exemptions. 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.
Read more information about travel guidance from the Government of Canada.
Travel and exposures to COVID-19
The Government of Canada posts information on COVID-19 exposures on flights, cruise ships, and mass gatherings.
Direction for returning travellers entering Canada (including those returning from the United States)
The Government of Canada mandates that all travellers returning from outside of Canada isolate for 14 days immediately upon return. Pre-return travellers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Download the ArriveCAN app or visit the website to stay up to date on mandatory travel information on and after your entry into Canada.
Direction for COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada
Effective July 5, new exemptions for fully vaccinated, asymtomatic travellers who meet specific conditions (Government of Canada) may apply. Starting September 7, fully vaccinated foreign nationals (Government of Canada) that meet specific conditions are allowed to enter Canada for non-essential travel. Qualifying fully vaccinated travellers with not be required to book a 3-night hotel stopover when entering Canada. For more information about vaccinated travellers entering Canada visit the Government of Canada website.
Travel within Canada and Ontario
Try to limit your travel within Canada and Ontario. Those who choose to travel should make sure to follow personal protective measures. Here are steps to keep yourself and others safe:
- Before you travel complete your vaccine series and wait 2 weeks to boost your immunity and ensure maximum protection against COVID-19.
- Always practise personal protective measures such as physical distancing, wearing a mask when physical distancing isn’t possible, and frequent hand hygiene.
- Don’t travel if you, or someone you are travelling with, have any symptoms of COVID-19 or feel sick.
- Monitor yourself for symptoms when you travel and when you return. If you get symptoms, even if mild, isolate where you are and seek assessment and testing.
- Individuals and families who consider travelling to another province for essential reasons should consider self-isolating for 14 days before travelling and after returning home, to help lower the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
- Check travel advisories for destination(s) as there may be variation between provinces and communities. Learn more about provincial and territorial restrictions(Government of Canada), by visiting local health units, or other authorities websites for the latest information.
If you think you have travelled somewhere (within or outside of Ontario) where you may have been exposed to COVID-19, or if you have any questions, call us at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).
This item was last modified on September 10, 2021