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Travel and COVID-19

Domestic T​ravel

  • Avoid travel to high risk areas for non-essential reasons, especially to areas where the Delta variant is present. 
  • Upon entry into our region from a high-risk area, limit interactions with others as much as possible for 14 days. 
  • When travelling within Ontario, all gathering restrictions must be followed. At this time, a maximum of 25 people are allowed to gather indoors. This restriction applies to anyone in Ontario, including hosting guests in your home.  

International T​ravel

For international travellers arriving in Canada, please see:

General Travel advice:
  • Anyone who travels and develops symptoms should self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19.
  • When hosting out of town guests, it is important to follow gathering restrictions.
  • Follow all COVID-19 prevention measures (masking, physical distancing, hand hygiene) while travelling. 
  • Note that some workplaces​, schools, or communities may have policies that impact what you must do after travelling.

The activities you do while travelling can impact your risk of getting COVID-19. If you must travel, avoid:

  • Crowded areas where physical distancing is challenging;
  • Enclosed spaces with poor ventilation
The likelihood of being exposed to COVID-19 increases when you interact with more people. Being fully vaccinated changes your risk of catching COVID-19 and getting ill, but it does not change your risk of being exposed to the virus. 

Choosing Safer Activities

Choosing safer activities to participate in will affect your risk of being exposed to COVID-19. Factors to consider when choosing activities include:
  • Your age and personal health status
  • The age and health status of those around you
  • COVID-19 activity levels in your community
  • What settings and activities you are engaging in
Some example of activities and risk levels include:

Safest activities:
  • Outdoor activities with members of your household
  • Small outdoor gatherings with fully vaccinated people
  • Being physically close to a fully vaccinated person (haircut, dinner)
Less safe:
  • Eating outdoor with people from multiple households who are not fully vaccinated
  • Going into an uncrowded indoor setting where people around you may not be vaccinated
Least safe (especially if you are not fully vaccinated):
  • Going to a large or crowded indoor gathering where people may not be fully vaccinated
  • Eating or drinking indoors with people from multiple household who are not fully vaccinated
  • Being physically close to a person who is partially or un-vaccinated and who is not a member of your household