Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada (March 14, 2020)
Event: The Government of Canada has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit the website of the Government of Canada’s Health Ministry for additional information.
Among other measures, the government of Canada will reduce international flights to some airports. The Canadian government is requesting travelers to cancel non-essential international travel and that international travelers arriving in Canada self-monitor and consider self-isolating for 14 days.
The provincial governments of Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Quebec have implemented enhanced screening and self-isolation measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for additional provincial and federal authorities to enact additional travel restrictions and self-isolation guidance with little or no advance notice.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit the Embassy’s webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Canada.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- See the Canada Border Services Agency website for all information on entry and exit requirements to Canada.
- See the Public Health Agency of Canada website for all information on quarantine procedures.
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