Travelling outside of Canada

As of March 30, 2020, all passengers flying in Canada will be subject to a health check prior to boarding.

You will not be permitted to board if you:

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you will not be allowed to board any flight until:

If you have signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you will not be allowed to use public transportation to travel to the place where you will isolate.

  • Travel health notice for all countries: avoid non-essential travel
  • Global travel advisory
  • Your safety and security outside Canada
  • Travel insurance
  • If you must travel during the pandemic

    Take precautions against respiratory illnesses, and seek medical attention if you become sick.

    During your trip:

    Avoid all travel on cruise ships outside Canada

    Canada is advising Canadian citizens and permanent residents to avoid all travel on cruise ships outside Canada until further notice.

    Cruise passengers include travellers from around the world who may be arriving from areas with known or unknown spread of COVID-19. The virus can spread quickly on board cruises due to the close contact between passengers. Older people and people with a weakened immune system or underlying medical conditions are at a higher risk of developing severe disease.

    Cruise ship outbreaks of COVID-19 indicate that a large number of individuals onboard can become infected.

    As the COVID-19 situation evolves, many countries outside of Canada have put policies and restrictions in place to contain the global outbreak. These restrictions may impact a cruise traveller's:

    If an outbreak of COVID-19 occurs on your cruise ship while you are outside of Canada:

    If you choose to voyage on a cruise ship, you:

    For information on domestic cruises and passenger vessels, refer to the following:

    Non-medical masks or face coverings while travelling

    All air travellers, with some exceptions, are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering while travelling.

    The following people should not wear a mask:

    In all other modes of federally regulated transportation, operators may require travellers to wear a non-medical mask or face covering whenever possible. This may be the case when interacting with others, and when they cannot maintain a distance of 2 metres.

    Before you travel, check for updates to see how transportation measures affect your plans and what you need to pack.

    Monitor your health

    If you become sick, avoid contact with others except to see a health care professional.

    If you feel sick during your flight to Canada or upon arrival, inform the flight attendant or a Canadian Border Services Officer.

    If you do not have symptoms but believe you were exposed to someone who was sick with COVID-19, report this information to a Canada border services agent on arrival in Canada. This is required under the Quarantine Act. The Canada border services agent will provide instructions for you to follow.

    You will see messaging on arrivals screens at international airports to help guide you if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

    Arriving travellers will also be provided with information on what symptoms to identify and how to contact local health authorities.

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