Older travellers

Older travellers and COVID-19

The Government of Canada continues to advise all Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada and to  avoid all cruise ship travel  outside Canada until further notice to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Seniors 60 years of age and older make up an increasingly large proportion of Canadian travellers. If you are an older traveller, you may be immunocompromised, or have chronic medical conditions, such as obesity, that put you at risk of developing more severe disease or outcomes from COVID-19.

By choosing to stay home in Canada, you can help protect yourself, your family and those at risk of more severe disease from the effects of COVID-19 in our communities.

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If you must travel

If you must travel, visit the Travel Advice and Advisories page for your destination often for information on:

In addition to the limitations listed in the Travel Advisory, be aware that:

See COVID-19: Your safety and security outside Canada for information on how to protect yourself and others while you are travelling.


General information

Yellow fever vaccine

Influenza vaccine


Transportation risks

Air travel

Jet lag


Environmental and recreational risks

High altitude

Extreme temperatures

Preventing falls

Travellers’ diarrhea

Travelling with medication and medical supplies

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