New travel rule in effect
Rules for travelers returning to Canada:
If you are asymptomatic (no symptoms) you can travel directly to your home where you must self-isolate for 14 days.
You can stay at a commercial hotel or take public transit home though you must practice social distancing.
If you are symptomatic you will not be allowed to further travel in Canada. Depending on your circumstances you will required to:
- Stay at a federal facility (hotel) to self-isolate.
- Drive directly home if you live within driving distance and have a private vehicle available. Once home you must self-isolate.
- The government can facilitate medical transportation to your home. Once home you must self-isolate.
- If you are entering Canada from a land border from the United States with symptoms you may return home in your vehicle. But you can not stop anywhere. Once home you must self-isolate.
- If returning home would put a vulnerable person at risk, public health can help find alternate accommodation or arrange lodging in a federal facility (hotel) to self-isolate.
Contact information for Canadians overseas and in need assistance in this emergency:
- Global Affairs Canada 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre. They can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at (613) 996-8885.
Learn more here.