This is a very difficult time for our tourism industry and travellers, and COVID-19 is top of mind for everyone globally. Northeastern Ontario Tourism is here to support you and is doing everything we can in partnership with our communities, provincial and federal governments, industry partners, and Health Authorities to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 on our tourism industry in Northeastern Ontario.
What our world will look like next month, next week, and even tomorrow is uncertain; we want to assure you that we are all working together. We have reached out to our partners to leverage our collective power to align and support these efforts to pull through the times ahead.
Effective October 1, 2022 – all travellers, regardless of citizenship will no longer have to:
- submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;
- provide proof of vaccination;
- undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;
- carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;
- monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.
Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements, travellers will no longer be required to:
- undergo health checks for travel on air and rail; or
- wear masks on planes and trains.
Cruise measures are also being lifted, and travellers will no longer be required to have pre-board tests, be vaccinated, or used the ArriveCAN app.
Each region in Northeastern Ontario has their own public health protocols.
For more information, please visit the following links:
What You Can Do
Please continue to do your everyday steps stop exposure and protect the health of all:
- do not travel if you have COVID-19 symptoms
- wash hands often with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- sneeze and cough into your sleeve
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
- avoid contact with people who are sick
- where a mask or face covering when at public places indoors
- stay at least two metres away from other people when indoors
- stay home and self-isolate when you are sick
Accommodations are Open
Attractions and Culture are Open
Northeastern Ontario is home to an incredibly vibrant world of arts and culture–from galleries to pow-wows, our region is full of a deep and rich history that is reflected in everything we do.
Outdoor Adventures are Open
We are home to world-class paddling, hiking, cycling, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and even flightseeing. We have thousands of kilometres of paved roads winding through a pristine wilderness for epic road trips by car, RV, or motorcycle and countless trails on crown land and backcountry roads for off-road adventures.
Restaurants, Bars, and Food & Drink Establishments are Open
Tour Guides for Fishing & Hunting are Open
Fishing in Northeastern Ontario is perfect due to our lakes and waterways.
And when winter comes, check out our ice fishing partners.
It’s a hunter’s paradise here in the Northeast, whether you’re into big or small game.