Guidance for travellers (COVID-19)
Travel outside of Sudbury & districts should be limited to essential purposes only.
COVID-19 is circulating at different levels around the province, country, and other countries. If you must travel abroad, within Canada or Ontario, you may come in contact with COVID-19. Always follow the latest travel advice and advisories. For all outings, continue to practise COVID-safe behaviours.
Individuals and families who consider travelling to another province for essential reasons should self-isolate for 14 days before travelling and after returning home, to help lower the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
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).
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 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.
An official global travel advisory is in effect. Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.
- Canadian Quarantine Act
- Travel and exposures to COVID-19
- Direction for returning travellers to Canada
- Travel within Canada and Ontario
Canadian Quarantine Act
An Emergency Order under the Quarantine Act is currently in effect 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.
- Read more information about travel guidance from the Government of Canada.
Travel and exposures to COVID-19
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 (including those returning from the United States)
The Public Health Agency of Canada mandates that all travellers returning from outside of Canada isolate for 14 days immediately upon return. Download the ArriveCAN app or visit the website to stay up to date on mandatory travel information on and after your entry into Canada.
Travel within Canada and Ontario
Travel should be limited to only essential purposes. Those who choose to travel should make sure to follow public health measures. Here are steps to keep yourself and others safe:
- Always practise the usual personal protective measures such as physical distancing, wearing a mask when that 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 self-isolate 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. Visit websites of provincial governments, local health units, or other authorities 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 February 17, 2021