PC 2020-0070 Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease in Canada Order

Date Announced:

February 17, 2020

Active Period:

This Order has effect for the period beginning on February 17, 2020 and ending on March 31, 2020. Repealed by PC 2020-0260.


This order is to protect the health of exposed travellers as well as the health and safety of the general public from the COVID-19 coronavirus disease outbreak through heightened oversight of all individuals arriving to Canada from areas with a high contagion risk, as part of the Government of Canada’s action to bring Canadians home.

Departments and Agencies:

Health Canada | Privy Council Office | Public Health Agency of Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



heightened oversight | repatriation | Covid Prevention Measures>Quarantine

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