Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I still travel?

    All non-essential travel has been discouraged by the Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba.

    If you are travelling within Canada, you should check to see if the province or territory you are planning on travelling to has any restrictions in place. People travelling by air within Canada will be subject to a health check before boarding an aircraft, and will not be allowed to board if they are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, or if they have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due for medical reasons.

    Everyone entering Manitoba from another country or another province or territory within Canada must go immediately to the place they will be staying (their home, a hotel, etc.) and self-isolate for 14 days. If you are fully immunized (you have received 2 doses of a vaccine and 14 days have passed since your second dose), you can travel within Canada and do not need to self isolate when you return to Manitoba. To prove you are fully immunized, you will require a QR code on a smart phone or a plastic immunization record issued by the government. For more details about how to receive your record, click here.

    All air travellers entering Canada from another country must also take a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and must stay in a government-approved hotel for three nights while awaiting the test results. The cost of the test and the hotel stay must be paid by the traveller.

    For the most up-to-date information about Canada’s COVID-19 travel restrictions and exemptions:

    View website.

  • Can I still get a passport?

    Until further notice, only limited, urgent passport applications are being accepted at Passport Canada. They will only accept applications if you or others you must tend to have a serious illness, if you have financial problems regarding the loss of a business or are travelling for humanitarian reasons. All other applications must wait.

    You will have to apply online if you meet the criteria for urgent services. For more information:

    View website.