Updated: March 23rd
URGENT: All Canadians are encouraged to return to Canada as soon as possible.
Visit www.travel.gc.ca for the latest information on returning home.
Financial & Other Assistance
Eligible Canadians currently outside Canada who need financial assistance can contact the nearest Government of Canada office or Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa at +1 613-996-8885 (call collect where available) or [email protected].
Use the following link to determine the nearest Government of Canada Office to you: https://travel.gc.ca/assistance/embassies-consulates
Upon return to Canada:
You will be asked if you have a cough, difficulty breathing or fever. If you have any of these symptoms, you will be given instructions on the next steps you are required to take. If you do not have any of these symptoms, you will be asked to do the following:
Self-isolate for 14 days after your return to Canada. Some provinces and territories may have specific recommendations for certain groups such as health care workers. Self-isolate means:
- stay home and keep your distance from others
- do not have visitors, especially older adults, or those with medical conditions who are at a higher risk of developing serious illness
- Monitor your health for fever, cough or difficulty breathing.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing or sneezing.
If you develop a fever, cough or difficulty breathing within 14 days:
- Continue to isolate yourself from others
- Immediately call a health care professional or public health authority and:
- describe your symptoms and travel history
- follow their instructions carefully