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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

Canadians are advised to avoid non-essential international travel

Updated: Jan 13


The government of Canada advised Canadians not to travel for non-essential travel. At a press conference, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos alongside other federal ministers announced that the government was planning to continue to increase testing passengers at the borders.


The Minister said that as the number of Omicron cases increases, the government gets more

“concerned that Canadians will be stranded abroad because of the rapidly evolving measures that other countries may put in place, and also because of the significant risk of catching this variant, this virus while travelling abroad.”

The Travel Advice and Advisories are the government of Canada’s official source of destination-specific travel information. They give travellers important advice to help them to make informed decisions and to travel safely while they are abroad.


As a traveller, no matter where you plan to travel, you have to make sure you check the Travel Advice and Advisories page for your destination. You have to check when you are planning your trip, and when you are about leaving because safety and security conditions may change between the date you book your travel and your departure date.


Non-essential travel is avoided in order to protect the health of Canadian travellers and the Canadian public.



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