Travel within Ontario
- Stay home. Avoid traveling for non-essential reasons, especially to regions of a higher risk level.
Essential reasons for travelling may include: accessing medical services, shared parenting arrangements, palliative visits, etc; or travel to provide essential services such as truckers, health care providers, emergency response, enforcement officers, construction and maintenance of public infrastructure, etc.
Travelling to a higher risk zone within Ontario should only happen for essential reasons, and all prevention measures must be practised while away from home. Upon return to our region, you should self-monitor for symptoms daily and get tested and self-isolate if any symptom develops. An additional measure people can take after travelling is to significantly reduce contact with others for 14 days to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. Travel out of province should be limited to only essential purposes.
- The Government of Ontario recommends self-isolating for 14 days when arriving in or returning to Ontario.
- Manitoba border communities who use Kenora as their main service hub and do not travel west of Falcon Lake are exempt from this recommendation.
General Travel advice:
- Anyone who travels and develops symptoms should self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19.
- It is advised that residents do not host out of town guests, especially those from higher risk level regions.
- If it is absolutely necessary that residents host guests, they should self-monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms develop.
- Follow all COVID-19 prevention measures (masking, physical distancing, hand hygiene) while travelling.
- Note that some workplaces and schools may have policies that impact whether you can attend after travelling.
The activities you do while travelling can impact your risk of getting COVID-19. If you must travel, avoid:
- public transportation (like airplanes, buses, and subways);
- crowded areas where physical distancing is challenging;
- getting within 2 metres of anyone you do not live with.
The Ministry of Health is advising that people avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada. For people entering Canada, the Federal Government requires a negative COVID-19 test plus a mandatory self-isolation for 14 days.
For international travellers arriving in Canada, please see: