PC 2020-0071 Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease in Canada Order – Persons not on government flight

Date Announced:

February 19, 2020

Active Period:

This Order has effect for the period beginning on February 19, 2020 and ending on April 30, 2020. Expired. Non-application from April 15, 2020 as per PC 2020-0260.


In order to protect the health of travellers who have or may have been exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus disease outbreak, as well as the health and safety of the general public through heightened oversight of all individuals arriving in Canada from an outbreak area (i.e. high contagion risk), but who have either declined the Government of Canada’s express action to bring Canadians home or are foreign nationals not eligible for the repatriation effort.

Departments and Agencies:

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

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



heightened oversight | repatriation

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