Avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada and cruise ship travel until further notice.

Last updated: March 23, 2020 at 3:40 p.m.

Read the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 travel advisories and consult with your health care provider prior to travelling.

 

Canada has a number of standard border measures in place to prevent communicable diseases from being introduced to or spreading in Canada.

Additional measures have been implemented including messaging on arrivals screens at the Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver international airports reminding travellers to inform a Border Services Officer if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms. In addition, a health screening question has been added to electronic kiosks.

Travellers who have returned from Hubei Province (China), Iran or Italy should:

  • Call their local public health unit within 24 hours of arriving in Canada.
  • Self-isolate (i.e. stay at home and avoid close contact with others, including those in their home) for a total of 14 days from the date they left Hubei province, Iran or Italy.
  • Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or their local public health unit or call their primary care provider’s office if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, difficulty breathing).
  • Call ahead prior to visiting any health care provider and let them know about travel history and symptoms so that they can make special arrangements to see you quickly, provide testing, and ensure that they use proper infection control measures

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Travellers who have returned from anywhere else outside Canada, including the United States, should:

  • Self-isolate (i.e. stay at home and avoid close contact with others, including those in their home) for a total of 14 days.
  • Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or their primary care provider’s office if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, difficulty breathing).
  • Call ahead prior to visiting any healthcare provider and let them know about travel history and symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, difficulty breathing) so that they can make special arrangements to see you quickly, provide testing, and ensure that they use proper infection control measure

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Employees

Learn what to do if you are returning from:

Employers

Employers in Ontario are legally required to observe and uphold the Ontario Human Rights Code. On January 28, 2020, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released a statement indicating that:

discriminatory action against any persons or communities because of an association with COVID-19, perceived or otherwise, is prohibited by the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Employees returning from international travel should not be subject to any exclusion or other adverse treatment as this may constitute discrimination under the Code. Workers who believe that they are being discriminated against can contact their union, human resources department and/or the Ontario Human Rights Legal Support Centre   at 1-866-625-5179.

In general, the everyday preventive actions can help reduce the spread of respiratory viruses.

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