The Government of Canada Advises Against All Non-Essential Travel Outside of Canada
There are increased health risks related to COVID-19 for Canadian travellers abroad. Because of this, the Government of Canada advises Canadian residents to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice. This includes cruise ships.
All non-essential travel at the Canada-U.S. border is currently restricted. The restriction covers all travel of an optional or discretionary nature (i.e. tourism, entertainment, recreation).
People Returning to or Traveling to Canada Must Self-Isolate Upon Arrival
On March 26, 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. THIS IS MANDATORY. Travellers are at higher risk of developing symptoms and infecting others. Violating any instructions provided to you when you entered Canada could lead to up to six months in prison and/or $750,000 in fines.
On January 29, 2021 the Government of Canada announced additional quarantine measures for travellers into Canada. Some of these measures include:
- All travellers 5 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship, must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 obtained within the past 3 days.
- Travellers arriving in Canadian hub cities are required to quarantine for 3 to 14 days at approved hotels at the traveler's expense.
- You are required to do additional Covid-19 tests upon arrival and eight days after arrival.
Additional information specific to your situation is available on the Government of Canada's COVID-19: Travel, Testing, Quarantine and Boarders page.
Measures for Travel Within Canada
There are travel restrictions and exemptions when moving between or within some provinces and territories. For more information, please visit the Government of Canada's Provincial and Territorial Restrictions webpage.
For More Information
COVID-19: Travel, Testing, Quarantine and Boarders: provides information specific to individual situations directly from the Government of Canada.
Guide to Self-Isolate at Home: provides additional information from CK Public Health about self-isolating upon returning to Canada.
Temporary Foreign Agriculture Workers: provides information about vaccine eligibility for Temporary Foreign Agriculture Workers.
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