Canada's NDP


March 16th, 2020


· A Canadian will always be able to cross the border by car to return home, so long as they are asymptomatic · The Canadian border remains open and in the event that there were changes made, Canadian nationals and Permanent Residents would still be able to return home · The government's advice to Canadians abroad, in all countries, is to return home via commercial (or personal) means while they still exist · The government cannot speak to the provisions of private businesses such as travel insurance companies and airlines but we encourage Canadians to clearly understand their policies and get in touch with the company if there is uncertainty · We encourage Canadians outside of the country to register in the Registry of Canadians Abroad to receive important updates( that they check the entry and exit requirements of the countries through which they may be transiting. · Other than repatriations that have already occurred, there are no plans for further repatriations via chartered flights at this time. · Canadian travellers returning to Canada should diligently follow PHAC guidelines regarding self-isolation. · Canadians requiring emergency consular assistance can call the 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa at +1 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted where available) or email