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Will I be able to be admitted to hospital at home if I am hospitalized with COVID-19 abroad?

posted on 1:03 PM, August 11, 2021

Finding a bed in Canada for a patient with COVID-19 will take time and are largely dependent on case counts in Canada.  If a COVID-19 patient needs to be admitted to an ICU bed, it may not be possible at all.

If you show any COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, you will not be able to simply book a flight and come home on a commercial flight.  In fact, you may need to be repatriated in an air ambulance, in a negative pressure environment.  Medical attendants on the repatriation flight may have to quarantine before they can go back home after the flight, affecting the availability of crew and driving up the total cost of these repatriations.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Keep in contact with your travel provider.