The Feds Are Reminding Canadians To Avoid Travelling Abroad As 'Now Is Not The Time'

"New measures could be imposed suddenly while abroad."👇

Senior Staff Writer
The Feds Are Reminding Canadians To Avoid Travelling Abroad As 'Now Is Not The Time'

If you're thinking about planning a trip, the federal government is once again reminding Canadians that travelling abroad right now is not encouraged.

On Monday, January 10, the Canada Border Services Agency sent out a tweet reminding people that "now is not the time" for international excursions.

"Canadians are advised to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice," says the tweet. "Spread kindness, not #Covid19 this holiday season by staying home and following public health measures."

The federal Twitter account for travel advice also reiterated the message, saying, "New measures could be imposed suddenly while abroad. Access to health care while abroad could be limited and costly if you become ill."

This means you could actually be forced to remain outside of Canada if you do go overseas and things change.

If you do have to travel, the feds say you should frequently review entry requirements for Canada to make sure you'll be able to get back home.

"Many foreign governments are implementing strict travel restrictions due to [the] spread of the Omicron variant and international transportation options may be limited," says the government website. "As a result, you may have difficulty returning to Canada, or may have to remain abroad for an indeterminate period."

In order to come back, the current requirements say you need to make sure you've received a negative COVID-19 molecular test, even if you are fully vaccinated and have your third booster dose.

Recently, Canadian airlines Air Canada and WestJet announced that they were slashing flights to international destinations.

Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Sarah Rohoman
Senior Staff Writer
Sarah Rohoman is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on Canadian celebrities and is based in Toronto, Ontario.