COVID-19: Your safety and security outside Canada

The Government of Canada continues to advise all Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada.

We are working with airlines and foreign governments to facilitate access to commercial flights for Canadians who wish to return home.

Although we are doing all we can to support Canadians overseas, we recognize that many individuals may need to remain out of Canada for an indeterminate period.

If you must travel or are already outside Canada:

Help for Canadians outside Canada

In case of emergency, call the closest Government of Canada government office serving your location. If the office is closed, your call will be transferred to the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa. The centre operates 24/7 and may be reached directly at +1 613 996 8885 (call collect where available) or

Canadians outside the country who are directly impacted by COVID-19 are eligible to apply for the Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad to facilitate their return to Canada and cover basic, essential needs while they work toward their return. Each application will be assessed according to the individual’s specific situation and needs. 

Returning to Canada

Federal and provincial public health authorities have mandated that all travellers arriving in Canada must self-isolate for 14 days.

If you are arriving in Canada, check Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel advice.


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