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Covid-19: March 2021 Travel Advice

Covid-19: March 2021 Travel Advice
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What should you do if you need to travel during the covid-19 pandemic?

Canadian Travel Clinics can now offer covid PCR testing and a travel certificate. Book online to get an appointment at our travel clinics in Calgary and Edmonton before you leave.

Avoid non-essential travel

The Government of Canada requires that you avoid non-essential travel. Essential travel is travelling for a non-discretionary purpose, such as work or study or healthcare. It does not include any form of leisure travel.

How do I plan my trip abroad during covid-19?

The global situation is developing quickly, and governments are responding swiftly and sometimes without warning. So get advice from a trusted source and keep an eye on advisories in the run-up to your trip.

Be aware the transportation and healthcare services at your destination might not be available, or they might be limited. Consider bringing your own personal protective equipment in case there are shortages at your destination.

You should also ensure that you understand what you need to do on your return to Canada.

And don’t forget that you may still be exposed to all the usual disease-causing organisms on your trip abroad, like the hepatitis A virus and the mosquitoes that carry malaria. So ensure you are protected by attending your travel health appointment before you travel. Ideally, this should be six to eight weeks before you leave – but we can still help if you’ve got less time than that.

How do I know if I need to quarantine at my destination?

If you do need to travel, then you may need to make quarantine arrangements at your destination. For example, you might need to find appropriate accommodation and organize food delivery and access to healthcare.

To find out whether you need to quarantine on arrival, ask your travel agent for the latest information, or check the government website for your destination.

You will need to quarantine on your return to Canada. Check the Government of Canada’s travel health notices for more details.

What precautions should I take while travelling to protect myself from covid-19?

Covid-19 is a highly infectious illness that is spread via respiratory droplets. The precautions you should take if you must travel include:

  • wearing a well-fitting mask
  • cleaning your hands
  • avoiding crowded situations
  • using good respiratory etiquette

Do not travel if you are ill; if you have been in contact with someone who has covid-19; or if you are awaiting the results of a covid-19 test.

Where can I get reliable information about travel during the covid-19 pandemic?

During your travel health appointment ask your travel health professional about precautions you will need to take to protect yourself from respiratory illness.

To find out about your responsibilities as a traveller during the covid-19 pandemic, visit the Government of Canada’s Travel pages. This has the most up-to-date information about requirements for health checks, testing and quarantine.

Air travel during the pandemic will be different to what you are used to, and you should check with the airport you are leaving from and arriving at to find out whether you need to wear a mask. The airline you are travelling with will also have guidance for you.

I’m looking for a travel clinic in Calgary

Look no further than Canadian Travel Clinics if you need travel vaccinations in Calgary. We can offer evening and early morning appointments for your convenience. Book online now.