Prime Minister announces new actions under Canada’s COVID-19 response

Date Announced:

March 16, 2020

Active Period:

March 16, 2020 until further notice.


The Prime Minister advised all Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside the country until further notice and for Canadian travellers to return to Canada via commercial means while they remain available. All travellers to Canada must self-isolate for 14 days upon entry, with exceptions for workers who are essential to the movement of goods and people.

Departments and Agencies:

Office of the Prime Minister

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



travel restrictions | non-essential travel | essential workers | self-isolate

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