Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s travel rules have been updated and made stricter on several occasions.\nNow, as some people continue to travel against public health advice, the federal government is warning that restrictions could become even more strict.\nEditor's Choice: Justin Trudeau's Take On The Bernie Sanders Meme Is Everything You Never Knew You Needed\n\nSpeaking during a press conference on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadians to avoid all travel — both domestic and international.\nHe warned that choosing to go on vacation could result in Canadians getting stuck outside of Canada, as the country’s travel rules are subject to change at any time.\nIn fact, he suggested that more updates were on the horizon.\nWith that in mind, here’s what you need to know:\n\nWhat are Canada's travel rules right now?\nLet me be very clear: Nobody should be taking a vacation abroad right now. If you’ve got one planned, cancel it - and don’t book a trip for spring break. We need to hang on and hold tight for the next few months, and get through to the spring in the best shape possible.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 22, 2021\n\nFrom the outset, the federal government has urged Canadians to stay at home and avoid non-essential travel abroad.\nMore recently, their advice has been ramped up to include avoiding all kinds of discretionary trips. This includes vacations inside Canada, too.\nTravel is discouraged to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, but also because officials are concerned that ever-changing restrictions could result in some Canadians getting stranded overseas.\nCurrent restrictions require all incoming air passengers to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding.\nIn addition, anyone entering Canada must quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival.\nJustin Trudeau has warned that these rules are subject to change at any time and travellers could end up stuck outside of the country if the rules were updated without prior notice.\n\nWhat new rules could come into place?\nFlying into #Canada? Negative test results for #COVID19 are required for travellers before boarding. Anyone entering Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine and submit information through the #ArriveCAN app. Learn more: https://t.co/6OPb5gTRfV pic.twitter.com/hsir4dwMVH— Transport Canada (@Transport_gc) January 23, 2021\n\nSpeaking on January 22, Trudeau reiterated that taking international trips right now is pretty risky. \n“People should not be planning non-essential travel or vacation travel outside of the country,” he explained. \n“We could be bringing in new measures that significantly impede your ability to return to Canada at any given moment without warning,” added the PM.\nHe revealed that border measures had been discussed in a call with Canada’s premiers and that an announcement was coming in the next few days.\nOne idea that’s reportedly under consideration is implementing mandatory quarantine at designated hotels, rather than at a traveller’s chosen destination.\nIt would be a pre-approved facility, allowing officials to check an incoming traveller is completing their quarantine period as required.\n\nWhy is there no outright travel ban?\nWith some of the strictest travel restrictions in the world we’ve taken strong action at our borders to fight #COVID19 w/ enhanced screening measures + pre-arrival testing for anyone entering our land or air borders, and mandatory 14-day quarantine for non-essential travellers.— Bill Blair (@BillBlair) January 20, 2021\n\nIn 2020, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair explained that it would be extremely difficult for the federal government to implement an outright travel ban.\nThanks to Canadians’ constitutional rights, they will always have the right to travel internationally and return back home. \nCanada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms states, “Canadian citizens have the right to enter, remain in, and leave Canada.”\nThis makes it especially awkward for officials to implement an all-out ban, as the right to go abroad can only be restricted for “justifiable” reasons.\nWhile the government continues to issue advice, their overall position is that it’s up to an individual to decide what counts as essential travel.\nDeputy PM Chrystia Freeland has previously confirmed that while it’s “not a good idea” to go abroad, the government “will not stop” anybody who does.