Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Information sheet - Travellers returning from Hubei Province, China

Because you have travelled to the province of Hubei, China, you may have come in contact with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The Public Health Agency of Canada asks that you contact the public health authority in the province or territory where you live or are staying within 24 hours of arriving in Canada (see below).

If, before you reach your destination, you have fever, cough or difficulty breathing, clean your hands and put on the mask provided to you. If you are in the air, immediately tell a crew member about your symptoms. If you are on the ground, immediately call the public health authority in the province or territory where you are located.

You are also asked to limit your contact with others for 14 days after the day you left the province of Hubei, China.

To limit contact with others:

  • stay home (self-isolate);
  • avoid individuals with chronic conditions, compromised immune systems and older adults;
  • avoid having visitors to your home;
  • wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds; and
  • cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing or sneezing.

For 14 days after the day you left the province of Hubei, China, you should continue to watch for fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. If you have these symptoms call the public health authority in the province or territory where you are to inform them. They will provide advice on what you should do.

Government of Canada novel coronavirus information line: 1-833-784-4397 canada.ca/coronavirus

Public Health Authorities

British Columbia
811
Alberta
811
Saskatchewan
811
Manitoba
1-888-315-9257
Ontario
1-866-797-0000
Quebec
811
New Brunswick
811
Nova Scotia
811
Prince Edward Island
811
Newfoundland and Labrador
811
or
1-888-709-2929
Nunavut
867-975-5772
Northwest Territories
911
Yukon Territory
811

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Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada

Date published: February 2020

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