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What you need to know about travelling during COVID – Breakfast Television Toronto

What you need to consider

  • Safety
  • Enjoyability once you’re there
  • Financial – refund policies should you need to cancel
  • Insurance – many policies don’t cover COVID-19 when travelling
  • Distance/timing 

Is it safe to fly?

Before flight 

  • Email notification 
  • Touchless check in
  • Temperature check and health questionnaires 
  • Signage throughout the airport, lounges remain restricted
  • Face coverings required

During flight 

  • Face coverings are required
  • Sanitization between flights
  • Care and sanitization kits being handed out by airlines
  • No more food on domestic flights

Where can I go? What about when I land/arrive?

  • Canadians can visit Ontario, Quebec, Sask., Alta., and B.C. without self-isolation
  • Visitors to Yukon, Manitoba, N.S., may be required to self-isolate
  • Atlantic Canada’s eastern provinces are in a bubble so they can travel within 
  • Time-to-travel.ca is great to punch in your province of residence and where you can visit
  • Where you can travel internationally, too

Your travel safety checklist

  • Triple check your itinerary and current restrictions
  • Have a plan if you have to self-isolate
  • Read up on insurance
  • Plan your health and safety plan (i.e. what will you need to bring)
  • ArriveCAN for if you’re travelling internationally 

Winston is currently a freelance technology and travel broadcast journalist, consultant, and is the creator and founder of Master Travellr—Canada’s destination for travel news, guides, and budget recommendations.

2 Comments

  • Carole Barclay

    Since Pearson has mandate temperature check. Suppose I have a temperature above 38 day of travel. What happens with your ticket if you can’t board.? Do I need now to buy travel insurance? Whose to say if my temperature is covid related it could be just a cold? Just so anxious now.Should we be buying travel insurance now ? Would cancellation for temperature even be covered?

    • Winston Sih

      Great question. According to Air Canada’s website: They will consult with its medical experts before making a final decision, but elevated temperature in itself is not determinative. Customers who, after further confirmation and verification, are deemed unwell to travel will be rebooked at no cost and will be required to obtain medical clearance prior to travel.

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