Peggy Sattler MPP, London West

Government of Ontario


For Canadians returning to Ontario after an extended absence, the 3-month waiting period for OHIP coverage will be waived.

The Government of Canada put an official global travel advisory in effect: Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.

To help Canadians abroad return home, the Government of Canada is creating a special financial assistance program, the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad. With this program, Canadian abroad directly impacted by COVID-19 will have the option of applying for an emergency loan of up to $5,000 to help secure their timely return to Canada and to temporarily cover their life-sustaining needs while they work toward their return.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday, March 16 that Canada will be closing its borders to foreign travellers in an attempt to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. This measure will come into force on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EDT.

Please find more information about travel recommendations and restrictions here: