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Before making the decision to travel outside your province of residence

Take the time to do your research


Check the government safety and security advice for your destination.

Before planning your trip

Ontario Blue Cross® encourages you to follow the recommendations of health authorities. Consult the Government of Canada’s travel advice and advisories specific to your destination for information on:

  • Safety measures before or during your trip
  • Entry and exit requirements (travel documents, visas, etc.)
  • Health-related considerations (vaccinations, drinking water, etc.)
  • Laws, customs and culture
  • Weather conditions

To find out what measures you need to follow for trips to other Canadian provinces, visit the provincial government websites.

Destination entry requirements

Find out about entry requirements before you leave.

Get ready

Does your destination require:

  • Proof of insurance for medical care abroad?
  • Mandatory quarantine upon arrival?
  • Negative test results for COVID-19?
  • A visa?
  • Specific proof of vaccination?

For complete details:

  • Consult the Government of Canada’s travel advice and advisories.
  • Contact your airline.
  • Contact or visit the websites of the health authorities at your destination.
  • Get useful information from travel health clinics.

As the health situation remains uncertain, entry requirements for your destination could change at any time. Be prepared and verify what requirements are in place at your destination in order to plan your trip properly.


Requirements of health authorities for quarantine at your destination.


Government authorities impose a self-isolation period of 14 days upon your return to Canada after travelling outside the country. You must also comply with mandatory quarantine or isolation requirements once you arrive in Canada. Please refer to the restrictions on the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario websites for additional information.

Your destination may also require you to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. For more information, visit or contact the government health unit website for your destination.

If you are fully vaccinated, please refer to the “Vaccinated travellers” section of this guide for government measures in place.

Testing for COVID-19

You must provide a negative result from a COVID-19 test to enter Canada.

Be well informed

To enter Canada, all travellers over the age of 5 must provide a negative result from a COVID-19 test done within the previous 72 hours.

This requirement also applies to people who are fully vaccinated. However, you do not need to be tested for trips within Canada.

Refer to the Government of Canada website for details related to COVID-19 testing and entry requirements.

a travel
health clinic

Get advice from travel health professionals.

Be well prepared

Based on your destination and health status, health professionals at a specialized travel health clinic can determine what vaccinations you need against certain diseases.

They can also provide health advice for your stay and help you put together a complete first aid kit.

For more information on travel health clinics, visit the Government of Canada website.

Access to health care abroad

Find out more about health care accessibility abroad.

Travel assistance can help

If you’ve purchased Ontario Blue Cross® travel insurance, Travel Assistance staff can help you locate health care facilities at your destination and inform you of the quality and availability of the health care services offered there.

In some countries, access to medical care could be limited due to COVID-19 and its variants. The availability of health services may vary from one country to the next and the situation is changing every day. Our travel assistance service is there to help you get the assistance you need to find the right care.

Emergency repatriation is only covered if it is considered necessary and safe by the travel assistance medical team and the attending physician at the destination.

Vaccinated travellers

You could be exempt from quarantine

Fully vaccinated travellers are exempt from the mandatory 14-day quarantine and are no longer required to provide a clear COVID-19 test result on the 8th day after their arrival. In addition, they are no longer required to stay in a government-authorized hotel after their trip.

To be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received all doses of a vaccine or combination of vaccines approved by the Government of Canada at least 14 days before entering Canada.

For all details about this measure, visit the Government of Canada website.

For travel abroad, it is recommended that you check the restrictions of each host country to ensure that your vaccines are recognized.

Don’t travel if you...

Have symptoms
of COVID-19.

Have been in contact with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to your departure.

Have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to your departure.

Annual coverage

Get annual coverage for the price of a single-trip policy

Offer ends
November 2, 2021*

*Offer subject to eligibility and pricing conditions in effect. Offer subject to change without notice.

Your travel essentials


Plan to bring enough masks based on the length of your trip.

Hand sanitizer

Bring a container no bigger than 100 ml if you travel by plane.

Proof of vaccination

Have your proof of COVID-19 vaccination ready.