Your safety and security outside Canada during COVID-19

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Updates

The Government of Canada has asked everyone to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada and avoid all cruise ship travel until further notice.

Many countries are having strict travel restrictions in place, and there are limited flights due to this. As a result of travelling outside of Canada, you may have difficulty returning to Canada. While some countries are partially opening their borders, we continue to advise against non-essential travel outside of Canada.

The destinations that you may want to travel to might have opened their borders to tourists, but they could impose strict travel restrictions suddenly if they experience an increase in cases of COVID-19. International transportation options could be reduced significantly, making it difficult for you to return to Canada. There are no plans to offer additional repatriation flights. Should you decide to travel despite the governments’ advisories, know that you might have to remain abroad longer than you expected.

If you choose to travel despite these advisories:

  • you may have difficulty obtaining essential products and services
  • you may suddenly face strict movement restrictions and quarantines at designated facilities and at your own cost
  • your insurance may not cover your travel or medical expenses
  • we may have limited capacity to offer you consular services.

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