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:
The Government of Canada requires all travellers entering the country to provide a mandatory negative result from a recent COVID-19 test. Click here for more details.
To find out what measures you need to follow for trips to other provinces within Canada, visit provincial government websites for your destination.
Does your destination require:
For complete details:
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.
During this period, you cannot leave the location where you self-isolate, even if you don’t have any symptoms. Be sure to reschedule any non-essential appointments, avoid using public transit, get help with errands and avoid contact with others who have not travelled with you.
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.
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.
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.
Please note that due to the COVID-19 crisis, resources to assist people in medical emergencies abroad are very limited and the availability of these services cannot be guaranteed.
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.
If you experience COVID-like symptoms, contact the Travel Assistance service of your travel insurance provider immediately. Travel Assistance staff will help you find a clinic where you can get tested or receive the care you need.
However, if you suffer from severe symptoms that require urgent attention, contact emergency services immediately. You can contact our Travel Assistance service once your situation has stabilized.
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.
Your COVID-19 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.
Have one on hand to take your temperature if needed.