The life of a traveller has become a lot less care-free lately. Amidst what is now understood as the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Government has issued a number of travel advisories. The Government of Alberta has done the same, and as of Wednesday, March 11 they have issued updated recommendations for travellers returning home. The Alberta coronavirus update for travellers outlines a number of steps and precautions for all the globetrotters out there.\nThe Alberta Government tweeted an update that explained that the recommendations are to prevent COVID-19. They advised that anyone returning from Italy, Iran & Hubei, China must self-isolate for two weeks “even if well.”\nIn addition, anyone who’s left the country must “monitor for symptoms” for two weeks upon return.\nThey also explained that anyone over the age of 65 with medical conditions simply shouldn’t travel outside Canada at all.\nAccording to the provincial government’s website, the World Health Organization (WHO) has “declared a pneumonia outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus a pandemic.”\nAs of now, there are 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alberta and 103 in the country. There has been one death from the virus thus far.\nWithin the info for returning travellers, anyone returning from a Grand Princess cruise ship is also advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.\nTo prevent #COVID19, all Albertans returning from:• Italy, Iran & Hubei, China must self-isolate for 14 days even if well• outside Canada must monitor for symptoms for 14 dayPeople over 65 or with medical conditions should not travel outside Canada. https://t.co/sq9X3IfQFu pic.twitter.com/6oYSP0ee1J— Alberta Government (@YourAlberta) March 12, 2020\nIf you’re wondering what self-isolation actually looks like, they offer a user-friend guide entitled “how to self-isolate.” The guidelines say you must “avoid close contact with others, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.”\nIn addition, you can’t go to work, school, or any sort of social event or public gathering. An introvert’s dream and an extrovert’s nightmare.\nYou also need to watch for symptoms that include “fever, cough or difficulty breathing.” If you do develop symptoms, you should call Health Link (811) right away.\nBasically, you need to stay in your house for two weeks after returning from Italy, Iran, Hubei, or a Princess Cruise.\nCanada's first child has just been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in Calgary. Meanwhile, the city's universities are bracing for potential closures if circumstances intensify.