It is recommended that all Canadians avoid non-essential travel outside Canada and that all cruise ships be prevented till further notice. If you are outside Canada, it may be difficult for you to obtain essential goods and services. You can face strict restrictions on movement and quarantine. Check with your provider of travel insurance to see whether you are covered for medical treatment if you are infected.
As soon as possible, even if you are not impacted, contact your family and friends. Before you travel, read the pandemic COVID-19 travel health notice and understand the health risks for your destination.. To stay informed of the situation, read and follow the local media. Follow local authorities’ advice, including public health advice, such as wearing a public face mask and guidance on lockdown or shelter-in-place.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) visit the Government of Canada: travel limit, exemption and consultation page. Follow local public health authorities’ advice and instructions. If required, seek medical attention. You may feel stressed, overwhelmed and anxious if you are not able to return to Canada during the pandemic. Be aware of the risks to mental health that arise from the present situation. See Taking care of your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic for more details on mental health abroad.