Before making the decision to travel outside your province of residence
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:
To find out what measures you need to follow for trips to other Canadian provinces, visit the provincial government websites.
Does your destination require:
For complete details:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t travel if you...
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.
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Your travel essentials
Plan to bring enough masks based on the length of your trip.
Bring a container no bigger than 100 ml if you travel by plane.
Proof of vaccination
Have your proof of COVID-19 vaccination ready.