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Updated February 26, 2020:
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in other countries. The risk to Canadian travellers abroad is generally low but will vary depending on the destination. The latest affected areas and travel advice is available on the Health Canada - Latest Travel Health Advice page.
It is important for all travellers to monitor their health when they return to Canada. While abroad, you may have come in contact with COVID-19. Monitor for fever, cough and difficulty breathing for 14 days after you arrive in Canada. If you have these symptoms, contact HealthLine 811 for assessment and direction.
The research and data on COVID-19 continues to grow and evolve. Advice for travellers will be updated based on the latest science available.
The public health risk associated with COVID-19 remains low for Canada. Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available.
Canadians should always tell their health care providers about their travel if they become ill after returning to Canada.
If people have returned from traveling and are presenting with a cough, fever or shortness of breath, it's important that they stay home and contact a health care provider or HealthLine 811.
The Ministry of Health will be posting important risk and personal protection information for providers to here. This information will be updated regularly throughout the coronavirus response, particularly as risk levels change. Please check back frequently for updates.