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COVID-19 Treaveller's Update & Travel Restrictions

Ontario Premier Ford Declaring ONTARIO Stay-at-Home Order effective Sat April 17 at 12:01 am

COVID-19 Traveller's Update & Travel Restrictions
COVID-19 Traveller’s Update & Travel Restrictions

At a news conference on Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced that effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, a comprehensive stay-at-home order to be in effect for SIX WEEKS (to be reviewed after 4 weeks). Ontario strengthens enforcement of province-wide stay-at-home order with enhanced public health measures and enforcement coming into effect Saturday, April 17 at 12:01 a.m. More details.

The provincewide Stay-At-Home order that requires everyone to remain at home except for specified purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely.

Travel is restricted to essential travel (to grocery stores or pharmacies, to work that cannot be done remotely), and those moving residences, making arrangements to move, or gin/end a residential lease, and travel to airport, bus station or train station for  travel to a destination outside the province,  and moving to another residence (like, say, a cottage) if you are staying for at least 14 days. See the Order in Council (see paragraphs 19-23)

In order to limit the transmission of the variants of concern, the government is also restricting travel into Ontario from the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec with the exception of purposes such as work, health care services, transportation and delivery of goods and services or exercising Aboriginal or treaty rights.  Ontario will also be setting up checkpoints at borders with Manitoba and Quebec to prevent ono-essential travellers from entering the province. Ontario setting up checkpoints at borders with Manitoba and Quebec to restrict inbound travel effective 12:01 am Saturday April 17.

Full list of what is and is not open in Ontario, and to what extent (capacity limits, etc)

Police will have the authority to ask anyone outside their residence to indicate their purpose for leaving home and provide their address. That includes stopping vehicles and potentially issuing tickets of approximately $750.

More details (but barely more) on the Ontario.ca website 

Updated Saturday April 17 @9 am

UPDATE: May 29

ON: Ontario’s extends interprovincial travel restrictions at Ottawa-Gatineau crossings until June 16
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