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Travel and COVID-19

Domestic T​ravel

Be Smart about Domestic Travel​

As the region and the province reopen, we recognize that people will want to travel. If you choose to travel, do it safely by:

  • maintaining physical distance and wearing a mask when that’s not possible; 
  • avoiding groups/ limit close contact with people not from your usual household or small social group;
  • practicing hand hygiene; and 
  • if anyone develops symptoms while travelling, they should self-isolate and wear a mask.​

Individuals returning from travel outside of their community should self-monitor for 14 days, and self-isolate if symptoms develop. Anyone with symptoms should get tested for COVID-19​.

This is an image of a car drivingThe activities you do while travelling can impact your risk of getting COVID-19. If possible, avoid:

  • public transportation (like airplanes, buses, and subways);
  • crowded areas where physical distancing is challenging;
  • noisy events or places where people are speaking loudly, as this causes people to spit when talking
  • communities with high rates of COVID-19.
If you cannot avoid these higher risk situations, wear a non-medical mask and consider self-isolating for 14 days upon returning home.

Please be mindful that COVID is still with us and that different areas of the province and the country can have different levels of the virus in the community. The safest option to prevent the spread is to stay in the area of your home community or to stay in the region.

    International T​ravel

    ​The Ministry of Health is advising that people avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada. For people returning from outside of Canada, the Federal Government now requires a mandatory self-isolation for 14 days​.

    For international travellers arriving in Canada, please see:

      To report Quara​ntine Act violations, visit the Ontario Provincial Police's website​.