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COVID-19 : FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

You will here find simple answers to our most frequently asked questions.  Please read this to find information and answers to your questions.

Official travel warnings are in effect: Avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada and avoid travel on cruise ships until further notice

Canadian citizens who live, travel or are planning to travel in France or Monaco, please register yourselves as Canadian citizens abroad to receive updates from the Embassy.  Also please note that you are responsible for your personal security abroad, and are subject to local health regulations in the country while you are there.

  • France : A nationwide lockdown and a daily curfew  is in force from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. These measures will be in place until May 3rd 2021 but could be extended. Canadians in France must respect the measures in place and travel only for a reason listed on one of the French government's exemption certificates https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestations-de-deplacement. Travelling between regions is forbidden since April 5th 2021 unless you have a compelling reason, and travel to certain regions of France could be submitted to travel restrictions (Corsica, French Antilles, for example). Other restrictions could apply to other regions or cites. Please consult you local Prefecture to obtain information about the specific measures for your region. If you are in France: respect local measures in place. Wearing a mask is now mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces. Check the French Government’s website for more info and updates: https://www.gouvernement.fr/.
  • Monaco : Preventative measures and restrictions are in place and a daily curfew is in effect from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.. You must wear a mask in closed public spaces and in outdoor public spaces. More info: https://covid19.mc/en/
  • The consular services of the Embassy of Canada in France are currently open and assisting Canadians in France and Monaco. Please contact us by email at  parisconsulaire@international.gc.ca  or by telephone at +33(0)1 44 43 29 02 if your are in need of assistance. It is not recommended to come in person without an appointment.

If you are planning a trip to Canada, we advise you to refer to the following site:

Question 2 – Canadians in France: If I am a Canadian citizen living in France, how can I renew my residency permit? Can I travel in the EU countries and under which restrictions?  

Canadians who have a valid residency permit for France can stay in France. Make sure your Canadian passport is valid and we invite you to contact local authorities to renew your residency permit if need be. It is important to have valid documentation to show that you main residency is in France, if you travel outside of the country for example.

Since January 31st 2021, travel to France and from France is limited. Residents of France must have a compelling reason to travel outside of the European Union (EU) – please refer to question 7 for travel to Canada. To travel inside the EU, new travel restrictions apply, such as the obligation to present a negative Covid-19 test result before boarding. We invite you to consult your airline about this. To obtain information about the mandatory attestation and the list of accepted compelling reason, please consult this website : https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage#

If your stay in France exceeds the 90-day limit for a stay authorized without a visa and if you are unable to return to Canada in the context of the sanitary crisis, we invite you to contact your local Préfecture in France to obtain information on how to proceed. In some cases, it is possible for the Prefecture to issue an ‘Autorisation provisoire de séjour (APS)’ to extend your stay in France. It is mandatory to present the supportive documentation with your application. Please note that the decision to issue this document stands with the local authority at your Préfecture and the Embassy cannot intervene in your favour. If you are not in a position to extend your stay in France, you can find information about status of flights to Canada from France at question 11 on this page.

For French overseas territories*:

  • Saint-Barth: Canadians in Saint-Barth can go to the local Prefecture to obtain an attestation.
  • Guadeloupe : Canadians in Guadeloupe can contact the Prefecture by email at accueil-etrangers-pap@guadeloupe.pref.gouv.fr. Your message should include a copy of your passport, a copy of your visa (if relevant), a prove of residency in Guadeloupe and a letter detailing the reasons why you were not able to return to Canada sooner.
  • Martinique: Canadians in Martinique can go to the local Prefecture without an appointment between 8am and noon with the following documents: ID photo, valid passport and proof of residence or proof of accommodation.
  • Saint-Martin, La Réunion : contact the local prefecture to obtain information on how to proceed.

*This step is important because it allows you to prove your stay in the French overseas territories is regular and can also be useful if you decide to transit through France mainland to return to Canada.

Question 3 – I am Canadian but my family does not have Canadian citizenship : can they return to Canada with me ?

You will find this information in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Paris web page

Please note that the application for authorization and statutory declaration (IMM 0006) must be completed by the Canadian citizen or permanent resident who wishes to have their extended family member join them in Canada. The application form must be signed by solemn declaration by a Canadian authorized official. Some Canadian Notaries are offering their business online and virtual solemn declarations will be accepted. The Embassy’s consular service does not provide this service and foreign notaries or lawyers will not be accepted. 

Question 4 – I am a French permanent resident of Canada and I am currently in France. Can I return to Canada? Can my family do so too?

You will find this information in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Paris web page.  

Question 5 - If I am a French non-permanent resident in Canada and I want to return to Canada, or if I am French and I was supposed to leave for Canada during the confinement period with a temporary work permit (WHV, etc.), am I allowed to enter canada right now?

You will find this information in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Paris web page.

Question 6 - I am a Canadian resident in France or in Monaco, can I submit a regular passport application (other than related to COVID-19) ?

Yes, Canadian passport applications for residents or temporary visitors to France and Monaco are being processed as usual at the Embassy. However, in order to restrict traffic to and within the Embassy in regards to the COVID-19 situation, please send your application by registered mail only.  If your application is urgent (i.e., for a trip scheduled 20 business days later or less), please send us an email at  paris-passport@international.gc.ca to  give us details on your emergency. An appointment may then be offered to you. Wearing a mask is mandatory to enter the embassy, and ​​only the applicant will be admitted. Please arrive on time for your appointment. For more information on passport applications, please visit : https://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/france/consular_services_consulaires/passeport_citoyennete_passport_citizenship.aspx?lang=eng

Please note that you must be physically present in France or Monaco to send your passport request to the Canadian Embassy in Paris. Applications from Canada will be rejected.

Question 7 - If I am Canadian returning to Canada from France or from another foreign country, do I self-isolate and present a negative laboratory COVID-19 test result prior to boarding a flight to Canada?

There are many travel restrictions in place regarding travel to Canada. We invite you to consult this illustrated road map on  Entering Canada by air during COVID-19 to guide you

Since January 7, 2021, a COVID-19 negative PCR test result is mandatory for international travellers of 5 years and older entering Canada

All international travellers returning to Canada, including Canadian Citizens, must self-isolate for a period of 14 days upon their return to Canada, even if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19

Since February 22, 2021, all air travellers, with some exceptions, have to:  

  • take a COVID-19 molecular test when they arrive in Canada before exiting the airport, and another toward the end of their 14-day quarantine period.  
  • reserve prior to departure to Canada, a 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel.  
  • stay at their reserved hotel for up to 3 nights, at their own cost, while they await the results of their arrival test. 

Hotel registry and booking information is available here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice/mandatory-hotel-stay-air-travellers/list-government-authorized-hotels-booking.html

Tavellers have to:

  • book a hotel in the city in which they first arrive in Canada.  
  • receive a negative result on their arrival test, they will be able to continue to their final destination. 
  • informed that costs of these hotel stays may vary slightly at each location and will include the room, food, cleaning, infection prevention and control measures, and security as well as transportation.

If you have questions regarding your hotel stay and related expenses, please contact your chosen hotel directly.

Proof of vaccination does not exempt you from complying with travel restrictions and formalities in place.

Documentation required to leave France

Since January 31st 2021 France has implemented new measures and requirements to limit travel from France and outside of France. Residents of France must have a compelling reason to travel outside of the European Union (EU). Canadian citizens who wants to travel from France to their country of residency or of nationality will be allowed to do so, without any guarantee to be allowed back in France if they do not have a compelling reason. To obtain information about the mandatory attestation and the list of accepted compelling reasons, please visit: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage#

COVID-19 testing from France

The test must be performed using one of two types of COVID-19 tests–either a molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP)–and must be conducted within 72 hours of the traveller’s scheduled departure to Canada. More information on tests at : https://tc.canada.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-issued-transport-canada/covid-19-pre-departure-testing-transport-canada-interim-order.

If you test result is positive and you are no longer infectious:

Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 can continue to test positive long after they have recovered and are no longer infectious. Travellers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 must provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test conducted between 14 and 90 days prior to your scheduled flight. Travellers with a positive result for the test that was performed on a specimen collected at least 14 days and no more than 90 days are exempted from the test upon arrival in Canada (as per section 2.3 (2) of the Order in council Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Quarantine, Isolation and Other Obligations), and are released by a quarantine officer from the requirement to quarantine themselves in a government-authorized accommodation (as per section 3.5 of the same order in council).

Canadian government offices abroad do not provide medical attention (including administering COVID-19 testing) or cover medical expenses for Canadian citizens abroad. You may wish to consult local medical authorities for information on the COVID-19 testing.

Mandatory isolation and testing upon arrival in Canada

Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine including your three day stay in a designated hotel.

Failure to provide accurate information is an offence under the Quarantine Act. In addition, violating any quarantine or isolation instructions provided to you upon entering Canada is also an offence under the Quarantine Act and could lead to up to: 

  • 6 months in prison; and/or
  • $750,000 in fines.

For more information about the exemptions listed by the Order In Council, please visit the website: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/isolation#exemptions

Question 8 - If I am a Canadian citizen, can I travel to France from Canada for non essential travel, for a touristic trip ?

Official travel warnings are in effect: Avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada and avoid travel on cruise ships until further notice

France : A nationwide lockdown and a daily curfew  is in force from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. These measures will be in place until May 3rd 2021 but could be extended.

As of January 31st 2021 France has implemented new measures and requirements to limit travel from France and outside of France: all travellers from outside the European Union (EU) – including Canada - must have a compelling reason to travel to France . To obtain information about the mandatory attestation and the list of accepted compelling reasons, please visit: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage#

All international travel – from and to France – is totally and strictly not recommended by the French authorities. Canadians who wants to travel to France must have a compelling reason, they will have to document their status in France, and respect the sanitary protocol before travel and upon arrival. Note that specific travel conditions apply for Oversea territories and Corsica. If you obtain the authorization to travel to France from a diplomatic representation of France,   travellers have to  provide a negative PCR test result done less than 72 hours prior to departure and must make a voluntary promise to isolate themselves for 7 days once they arrive in France, and then to redo a second PCR test afterwards. The consular services of the Embassy of Canada in France will not be able facilitate your admission to France in case of refusal.

For more information, please check the following websites:

If you choose to travel despite these advisories:

  • Anticipate the travel restrictions in place for your return to Canada (you can refer to question 7 on this topic)
  • you could be denied entry into France
  • you may have difficulty obtaining essential products and services
  • you may suddenly face strict movement restrictions and quarantines at designated facilities and at your own cost
  • your insurance may not cover your travel or medical expenses
  • we may have limited capacity to offer you consular services.

In your are in France, you can register as a Canadian abroad and contact us for assistance.

Question 9 - If I am a Canadian citizen, will the Embassy of Canada in France assist me regarding the availability and access to a COVID-19 vaccine?

Canadian government offices abroad do not provide medical services (including vaccination) or cover medical expenses for Canadian citizens abroad. You may wish to consult local medical authorities for information on COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility. For information on COVID-19 vaccines outside Canada, visit this webpage: COVID-19: Your safety and security outside Canada. For more information on COVID-19, including which vaccines are approved for use in Canada, as well as travel restrictions and requirements, consult this webpage: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Please note that in France, it is possible to register to be vaccinated, even if someone is not registered with French social security and does not have a card (carte vitale). Vaccination centres are aware of this procedure and the full text is referenced here:    l’art. 10 du decrét 2021-13 du 8 janvier 2021(French only). For more information on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in France, Monaco and the overseas territories, please consult the following official websites* :

For France:

For Monaco:

For the overseas territories:


For further information on Canada’s Consular services and what we can and cannot do, please visit our About Consular Services webpage.

You may also wish to contact your travel/health insurance provider to obtain further information on availability and access to a vaccine while outside Canada.
If you do not have travel insurance, we strongly recommend that you get insurance immediately and make sure that it covers for COVID-19-related medical expenses, other non-COVID-19 emergency-related expenses, as well as trip cancellation and interruption. Read the fine prints and verify the terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and requirements of your insurance policy.

Proof of vaccination does not exempt you from complying with travel restrictions and formalities in place (see question 7).

Question 10 – Can I travel to Canada if I have symptoms of Covid-19 ?

No. You must stay confined if you have symptoms (fever, cough, respiratory difficulties).  In this situation, you should follow France’s procedures and call the emergency response number (115).  Please also keep the Embassy informed of your situation at parisconsulaire@international.gc.ca or at (+33) 1 44 43 29 02.

Question 11 – What is the status of flights to Canada from France ?

 

The Embassy cannot replace you in your search for a solution to return. Our services follow the news of the resumption of flights and invite you to contact the airlines directly to change your travel plans, if necessary. Finding a flight is your sole responsibility. General information on the state of air traffic to Canada from France can be found below.

It is up to you to contact the company for precise information and in relation to any modifications of your travel documents. It is also up to you to check with your airline company what conditions apply (for instance, mandatory testing, mandatory masks, etc…).  Due to the pandemic, aviation activity has been reorganized in the main airports in France. Please inquire about changes with regard to terminals or flight schedules.

By prefectoral decree, access to terminals at Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly is reserved for passengers and people accompanying underaged travellers, travellers with disabilities and/or reduced mobility, and vulnerable persons. You must be in possession of proof of travel and travel certificate (“attestation”) : https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestations-de-deplacement

If you transit through PARIS-CDG:

-Transiting through Paris-CDG is possible, but travellers must have an “International travel certificate to mainland France from a third country (not European Union countries)” to present to your airline and to border control with the required documents and travel to a destination outside of EU. The certificate can be found in the "Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire vers la France métropolitaine depuis les pays tiers et declaration sur l’honneur » section at the bottom of this webpage: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-derogatoire-et-justificatif-de-deplacement-professionnel Travellers must check: “Third country nationals, transiting less than 24 hours in an international area”.  Travellers must also present a Sworn statement of absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of contact with a confirmed cases.  The model of this declaration is available at the same page.
-Travellers must present a valid boarding pass or proof of onward reservations for their onward flight to Canada.
-Transit time in CDG should be less than 24H.

-Travellers must have proof of a negative COVID 19 test result 72 hours prior to scheduled departure from CDG to Canada.
-You won’t be allowed to leave the transit area of the airport. It is not possible to change airports in Paris.
-Luggage must be checked in all the way through to Canada. If you do not have any checked-in luggage, carry-on luggage will be allowed.

Information collected March 25th:

Taxis and public transport are still available for these journeys. If you have to take a train to reach the airport: see https://en.oui.sncf/en/help-en/coronavirus

Make sure you respect Transport Canada's obligations regarding the wearing of a mask.

The main airlines operating flights between France and Canada:

AIR CANADA: 5 flights a week to Montréal, after May 1st daily flights will be available. Resumption of flights to Toronto planned for June  2nd 2021. Flights from Lyon to Montréal are planned to operate after June 2nd 2021. The following flights will not be operated in 2021: Paris-Vancouver, Bordeaux-Montréal, Marseille-Montréal, Nice-Montréal and the new flight Toulouse-Montréal will start in 2022. Voir les détails: www.aircanada.com.
AIR FRANCE :  flights to Montréal (daily) and Toronto (3 times a week). See details: www.airfrance.fr.
AIR TRANSAT: Flights suspended until June 15th 2021. See details: www.airtransat.com.
WEST JET: resumption of flights to Calgary/Vancouver starting March 28th, 2021. See details: www.westjet.com.
CORSAIR: resumption of flights starting June 18th, 2021. See details: www.corsair.ca.

State of air traffic from Guadeloupe, Martinique, La Réunion, Saint-Martin, Mayotte, Saint-Barthélemy and French Guiana:

AIR CANADA :
Guadeloupe | Pointe-à-Pitre - Montréal : Flights are expected to resume on June 19th 2021.

Martinique | Fort-de-France - Montréal : Flights are expected to resume June 20th 2021.
Information on aircanada.com or by calling the reservation center on 001 888 247 2262 (Canada) or 0825 880 881 (Antilles). It is possible to return to Canada via Paris from those destinations (under conditions).

AIR TRANSAT:
Guadeloupe | Pointe-à-Pitre – Montreal : Flights suspended until April 30th 2021.
Martinique | Fort-de-France – Montreal : Flights suspended until April 30th 2021.

AIR CARAÏBES:  As part of territorial continuity, Air Caraïbes provides flights between the islands of Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy, in partnership with the company Saint-Barth Commuter. Reservations are already available, subject to applicable government conditions.

Note that it is also possible to transit through Paris to go to Canada. Please check the specific conditions that apply if you leave from:

La Réunion : http://www.reunion.gouv.fr/onvousrepond-faq-sur-les-modalites-d-entree-sur-le-a6776.html?fbclid=IwAR1jggeQWwigmUHepIwtzvGmAhenyYsIm__7LN8EZQDf5w6ykT0vGXT9oys

 

Question 12 - If I return to Canada, what steps should I take before departure?

You can go to the airport to take your return flight to Canada, whether it is direct to Canada or in transit through another country. However, you must have the required documents when travelling (see question 13 below). Furthermore, if you are transiting, you must make sure before your departure that there are no special measures in place in the transit country.

It is up to you to contact your airline company for information, last-minute verifications and an,y modification of tickets. It is also up to you to contact your airline company to enquire on specific conditions in place (for instance, mandatory testing, mandatory masks, types of masks that are accepted, etc…).

We also advise you to find out about travel restrictions to Canada at : https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions

Since January 7, 2021,  COVID-19 testing is mandatory for international travellers of 5 years and older entering Canada. All international travellers returning to Canada, must self-isolate for a period of 14 days upon their return to Canada, even if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19 (see question 7).

Question 13 - If I am a Canadian citizen, can I travel in France while waiting for my flight back to Canada?

France : A nationwide lockdown and a daily curfew  is in force from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. These measures will be in place until May 3rd 2021 but could be extended.

Canadians in France must respect the measures in place and travel only for a reason listed on one of the French government's exemption certificates https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestations-de-deplacement. Travelling between regions is forbidden since April 5th 2021 unless you have a compelling reason, and travel to certain regions of France could be submitted to travel restrictions (Corsica, French Antilles, for example). Other restrictions could apply to other regions or cites. Please consult you local Prefecture to obtain information about the specific measures for your region. If you are in France: respect local measures in place. Wearing a mask is now mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces. Check the French Government’s website for more info and updates: https://www.gouvernement.fr/. Additional restrictions could be implement in specific regions, you can obtain information by consulting your Prefecture’s website.

If you are in France:

  • Respect the measures implemented by local authorities. Wearing a mask is now mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces.
  • Check the French Government’s website for more info and updates: https://www.gouvernement.fr/.
  • Check this site if you are in Monaco : https://covid19.mc/

Question 14 - If I am a Canadian citizen in France, do I have the follow the same preventive measures as French citizens ?

Yes.  These measures are mandatory for you as well on the French territory. A 135-euro fine will apply (1,500 euros in case of a repeated offence).

Question 15 – I am a Canadian citizen in France and I have to see a doctor or go to the hospital: what should I know?

As a foreign traveller in France, you should have travel health insurance during your stay abroad. For more info please visit: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/documents/travel-insurance

 As a Canadian citizen, you are able to receive treatment in France. But if you do not have travel health insurance, you will have to pay for your medical expenses yourself at the end of your doctor’s appointment or at the hospital upon discharge. Once you return to Canada, you will be able to claim some expenses to the your provincial health insurance. To find a general practitioner, specialist or hospital in France, please check the French Health Insurance directory: https://directoriesante.ameli.fr or consult the list of health professionals on our website https://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/france/consular_services_consulaires/medical.aspx?lang=eng

We strongly recommend that you call the doctor or hospital beforehand to get info on costs, schedules and conditions applied during the confinement period. You can also contact SOS médecins for a consultation at your place of residency: https://www.sosmedecins.fr/.

Please make sure you fill in and bring with you the sworn statement on required movement form to go to your medical appointment : https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestations-de-deplacement.

Question 16 - What is the state of public transit in France, other than international airlines?

Wearing a mask is mandatory for those over 6 years-old, under penalty of a fine of 135 euros.

Transport by train, coach, metro or RER is available.  We recommend that you best anticipate the alternative solutions that will allow you to return to the airport and follow the information on the following sites:

Don’t forget to fill in and bring with you the sworn statement on requirement movement form: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestations-de-deplacement.

Question 17 - Are taxis and VTC drivers working ?

Yes.  You can use them while respecting public health guidelines. Make sure you fill in and bring with you the sworn statement on requirement movement form : https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestations-de-deplacement.

Question 18 - If commercial flights stop, will I be repatriated ?

Canadians in France who wish to return to Canada can book their flight directly via commercial airlines.  Please note there is still daily connexion between France and Canada (see questions 11 and 12).  However, you may have decided to stay in France despite the health crisis, for personal, family or professional reasons.  We advise you to registered with us at : https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration and make sure you have sufficient finances and necessities including medication and a good travel insurance.

Question 19 - Under what conditions can I apply for an individual reimbursable loan of $5000, as announced by the federal government ?

The COVID-19 crisis is having a significant impact on Canadians traveling abroad (limited movements, diminishing number of flights, quarantine of Canadians abroad, etc.) To help Canadians abroad overcome these difficulties, the Government of Canada has established a program of individual loans up to $5000.

What expenses are covered ? Expenses related to transport (most economical option possible) and expenses for basic needs in your confinement place in France until your departure to Canada: housing, meals, medical expenses that are not covered by travel insurance or Canadian provinces.

Who can apply for this emergency loan? Canadian travelers abroad who have planned to return to Canada and their travel plans were compromised by the current crisis. Canadians in need of immediate financial assistance could apply for this emergency loan. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. This measure does not exempt Canadians from trying to find a solution on their own before using this loan, and should be aware that this emergency loan will have to be repaid within 180 days.

We will consider that you plan to return to Canada if you:

  • Had a return flight booked and your flight was cancelled or delayed;
  • Attempted to book a flight, but cannot due to the travel restrictions or exorbitant pricing.

For more info on this program, please visit:

Question 20 - If I meet the conditions for financial aid, how do I apply for it ?

If you feel that question 17 describes your present situation and you wish to request financial aid, please send us an email at parisconsulaire@international.gc.ca clearly describing your situation, stating your phone number and attaching a copy of your Canadian passport.

Question 21 – I’m a Canadian student in France, can I obtain financial assistance from the Government of Canada ?

A number of Canadians who have not been able to come back home may also be eligible to some of the financial assistance programs offered under the Government of Canada Economic Response Plan and provincial programs, provided that they meet further eligibility criteria. The financial support program for students in time of COVID-19 that Prime Minister Trudeau previously announced is now available and eligible students can consult the program's online page where they will find the necessary information, including eligibility criteria (such as being a Canadian citizen/registered Indian/permanent resident/protected person; enrolled in a recognized educational institutions in Canada or abroad, etc.) and will be able to submit an application. Please refer to program's online page to submit an application as the consular services of the Embassy of Canada is not processing applications.

Question 22 - I think I was contacted by a scammer. What should I do ?

• We have received reports of scams that may be targeting Canadians abroad.
• If you receive a suspicious email, please verify the sender. Our messages to Canadians abroad are sent from either sos@international.gc.ca or another Government of Canada email account ending with @international.gc.ca.
• If you receive a suspicious phone call, do not provide any financial information. Contact the nearest Canadian embassy or consulate to verify that the caller is legitimate.
• Consult the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s page on COVID-19 fraud.

 

*Disclaimer:

Medical practices, health standards and the collection and use of personal information may be different abroad. The lists of COVID-19 testing facilities and information about vaccination campaign in France and Monaco have been prepared by the Government of Canada for the convenience of Canadians who may require these services and assistance. It is provided on the understanding that the Government of Canada does not assume or undertake any legal responsibility, to you, or those affected, if you choose to take it into account when selecting a local service provider or decide to receive the vaccine abroad. Further and alternatively, the Government of Canada does not accept any liability to any person or company for any financial loss or damage arising from the use of this information or from any failure to give information. The Government of Canada aims to provide Canadians with as much relevant information to enable them to make informed decisions on their welfare. However, the lists are not recommendations and should not be treated as such. The information on the lists has been provided by the professional organizations or practitioners, and the sequence of the names is of no significance. The information about national vaccination campaign abroad refers to official government sites (France and Monaco).

All personal information collected by the Government of Canada is subject and is used according to the Privacy Act.

 

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Date Modified:
2021-04-10