At this time, we are advising Timiskaming residents and people visiting our district to use caution if traveling.

Travel within Ontario and Canada:

  • Do not travel if you are sick.
  • Avoid travel to high-risk areas unless for essential reasons. Before you go, check the area's COVID-19 case numbers to determine your risk, or visit the website of the public health unit in the area that you are traveling to.
  • Check travel advisories for your destination, since there may be variation between provinces. Learn more about provincial and territorial restrictions.
  • During your trip, follow public health guidelines. Follow gathering limits, wash your hands frequently, and clean frequently-touched surfaces.
  • Plan what you will do if you get sick, including how you will get food, prescriptions, and other items that you need. Look up the location of the nearest Assessment Centre to your travel destination. Visitors to Timiskaming can find our Assessment Centre contact information here.

International travel

The Government of Canada recommends using caution while travelling. You should be fully vaccinated by completing a COVID-19 vaccine series in Canada or abroad at least 14 days before travelling. Be aware that although you are better protected against serious illness if you are vaccinated, you may still be at risk of infection from the virus that causes COVID-19. If you’re unvaccinated, you remain at increased risk of being infected with and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 when travelling internationally. You should continue avoiding non-essential travel to all destinations.

For information about international travel, including details about quarantine exemptions, click here.

Travel by plane

Some destinations require COVID-19 tests prior to travel. Check with your airline for information about their restrictions and the type of test that they require. There are three options for testing: 

1. (Most common) Asymptomatic international travel test (PCR Test):

  • NEOMO: Offered in Sudbury. Book online at Test costs $205 + tax. Results available within 24 hours. Open 7 days a week. 
  • LifeLabs: Only offered in the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa at this time. Book online at or call 1-877-404-0637. Test costs $199 + tax and takes approximately 48-72 hours to get results. 
  • Timmins Hospital. To book, call 705-267-2131, Ext. 2087 or Ext. 2161. For international travel, test costs $199 + tax and offers results the next day at 10 a.m. For domestic travel, tests are free and result times may vary. 

2. Asymptomatic international travel test (ANTIBODY BLOOD Test). (Only some countries require this.):

  • LifeLabs: Offered at any LifeLabs location. Book online at or call 1-877-404-0637. Test costs $75 and takes 48-72 hours to get results.

3. If the destination allows the RAPID ANTIGEN TEST

  • Temiskaming Shores: Chartrand’s Your Independent Grocer. Call 705-647-8844. Test costs $40 + tax and offers same-day results.
  • Temiskaming Shores: Findlay’s Drug Store. Call 705-647-8186, Ext. 4. Test costs $40 + tax and results in 15 minutes. 
  • Temiskaming Shores: Walmart Pharmacy. Call 705-647-6344, x1, x0. Test costs $19.97 and offers results in 15 minutes. 
  • Kirkland Lake: Pettenuzzo’s Your Independent Grocer. Call 705-567-4941. Test costs $40 + tax and offers same-day results.