Journey well being notices

Degree 2 – Practise enhanced well being precautions (extra particulars)

Unique publication date: March 14, 2020

Up to date: August 25, 2022


The Public Well being Company of Canada is advising travellers to practise enhanced well being precautions when travelling internationally.

COVID-19 continues to flow into in Canada and internationally. The COVID-19 scenario at your vacation spot can change quickly and may fluctuate significantly from one vacation spot to a different, and even between areas inside a rustic.

The virus that causes COVID-19 continues to alter over time and new variants will seem. Stay vigilant and take measures to guard your self and restrict the unfold to others.

Seek the advice of a well being care skilled or go to a journey well being clinic ideally a minimum of 6 weeks earlier than you journey. Talk about which journey vaccinations could also be best for you.

Anybody who has not accomplished a COVID-19 vaccine sequence ought to proceed to keep away from non-essential journey to all locations. For those who should journey, contemplate delaying your plans till you’re totally vaccinated.

All eligible travellers ought to full a COVID-19 vaccine sequence together with any extra beneficial doses in Canada, a minimum of 14 days earlier than travelling.

  • COVID-19 vaccines are efficient at stopping extreme sickness, hospitalization and demise from COVID-19. They’ll additionally present some safety towards an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.

Monitor and overview Canada’s entry necessities earlier than and through your journey as they might change, with implications in your re-entry into Canada. 

Throughout your journey, locations you might be visiting could implement strict lockdowns and/or limits on outgoing journey. You might also be topic to your vacation spot’s infection-management procedures, resembling isolation, must you get COVID-19 whereas overseas. You could have restricted entry to well timed and acceptable well being care must you turn out to be in poor health.

The content material on this web page is offered as recommendation and can proceed to be re-evaluated based mostly on the evolving scenario in Canada and different international locations. The choice to journey is your alternative and you might be liable for your security overseas and journey preparations to return residence.

Earlier than you journey

Don’t journey in case you:

  • at the moment have signs of COVID-19, even when gentle
  • are in COVID-19 associated quarantine or isolation 
  • have examined optimistic or had signs of COVID-19 throughout the final 10 days
  • are ready for the outcomes of a COVID-19 check
  • have been in shut contact with somebody who has or is suspected to have COVID-19

In case you are effectively and resolve to journey:

  • Examine for COVID-19 testing and vaccination necessities, in addition to different entry necessities in your vacation spot. Info on these necessities will be discovered on the Entry/exit necessities tab of your vacation spot web page:

Journey Recommendation and Advisories

  • Monitor the COVID-19 scenario at your vacation spot within the days earlier than travelling.
  • Be sure you meet the necessities to board a flight in Canada if flying.
  • Assessment Canada’s entry necessities and exemptions in your return
  • Discover the contact data for the Canadian embassy or consulate closest to your vacation spot and preserve the data with you, in case:
    • there’s an unexpected lockdown, or
    • native well being providers turn out to be overwhelmed
  • Contemplate the provision and doubtlessly excessive price of ample medical providers in your vacation spot, must you turn out to be in poor health.
  • Examine together with your journey insurance coverage supplier and be sure you’re coated for:
    • COVID-19-related medical bills
    • different non-COVID-19 emergency-related bills
    • journey interruption
  • Plan for delays to your return residence, together with the monetary implications and the sensible preparations (e.g. flight re-booking, prolonged lodging on the vacation spot and many others.) you might have to make.

Throughout your journey

  • Keep knowledgeable of the native COVID-19 scenario and comply with native COVID-19 public well being recommendation and laws.
  • Know the place to entry medical care, together with a COVID-19 check.
  • Constantly comply with particular person public well being measures, no matter your vaccination standing. These measures are only when layered collectively together with vaccination.
  • Observe native public well being recommendation on when you need to put on a masks. Even when masks aren’t required in your space or the setting you are in, sporting a prime quality, effectively fitted masks is an added layer of safety.
    • Whether or not you are vaccinated or not, you need to contemplate sporting one in shared areas with individuals from outdoors of your fast family.
  • Bodily distancing could also be required or beneficial in public settings and is suggested when in shared areas with individuals you do not reside with.
  • Wash your fingers usually with cleaning soap beneath heat working water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
    • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (containing a minimum of 60% alcohol) if cleaning soap and water should not out there. It is a good suggestion to all the time preserve some with you while you journey.
  • When coughing or sneezing, cowl your mouth and nostril together with your arm to scale back the unfold of germs.
    • For those who use a tissue, eliminate it as quickly as attainable and wash your fingers afterwards.
  • Keep away from touching your eyes, nostril or mouth with unwashed fingers.

The forms of actions and actions you’re taking whereas travelling will affect the chance of your publicity to the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • Keep away from high-risk actions, resembling visiting crowded indoor or outside settings. Examples embody:
    • giant reside performances
    • busy bars or sports activities occasions
    • journey in crowded and closed-in and/or poorly ventilated types of transportation (e.g., a neighborhood bus/minibus)
  • Contemplate choosing actions and types of transportation the place proof of vaccination is required
  • Use warning in closed areas and crowded locations when with individuals from outdoors of your fast family or journey group. When attainable enhance indoor air high quality in shared areas by opening home windows and doorways when it’s secure to take action and as climate permits.

Returning to Canada

Don’t journey in case you:

  • turn out to be sick with signs in line with COVID-19, even when gentle, earlier than your deliberate return to Canada
  • have been requested to quarantine or isolate resulting from COVID-19
  • have been recognized with COVID-19 within the final 10 days
  • are ready for the outcomes of a COVID-19 check
  • have been in shut contact with somebody who has or is suspected to have COVID-19

Canadian entry necessities could change throughout your journey. Repeatedly overview the entry necessities and exemptions in your scenario.

Journey necessities and exemptions

To be taught extra about boarding necessities test boarding flights and trains in Canada.

For those who really feel sick or expertise any signs of COVID-19 throughout your flight to Canada or upon arrival, you should inform the flight attendant or a Authorities of Canada screening or quarantine officer instantly.

  • If you do not have signs however imagine you had been uncovered to somebody with COVID-19, report this data to a screening or quarantine officer on arrival in Canada. That is required beneath the Quarantine Act. The screening or quarantine officer will present directions so that you can comply with.

Info for Well being Care Professionals

Registration of Canadians Overseas

Enroll with the Registration of Canadians Overseas service to remain related with the Authorities of Canada in case of an emergency overseas or an emergency at residence.

Registration of Canadians Overseas

For those who want help with a particular circumstance

Contact the Public Well being Company of Canada

COVID-19 data line: 1-833-784-4397

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