Avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada and cruise ship travel until further notice.
Last updated: March 23, 2020 at 3:40 p.m.
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:
Travellers who have returned from anywhere else outside Canada, including the United States, should:
Learn what to do if you are returning from:
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.