Media advisory

Government of Canada to provide an update on border measures due to COVID-19 (March 17, 2022)

March 16, 2022, OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, and Government of Canada officials will hold a news conference to announce updates to the border measures implemented to protect the health of Canadians due to COVID-19.

Participants will be available to answer questions from the media following their remarks.

March 17, 2022

10:30 AM (EDT)

The news conference will be virtual only.

Participation in the question and answer portion of this event is for accredited members of the Press Gallery only. Media who are not members of the Press Gallery may contact for temporary access.

A teleconference line is also available for listening to the event:

Toll-free (Canada/US) dial-in number:


Local dial-in number:


Passcode: 9496356#

NOTE: To help ensure optimal simultaneous interpretation sound quality, journalists are encouraged to use a microphone (headphones/headset) or, when possible, a landline, and to avoid using speaker mode if queuing up for questions.

Twitter: @GovCanHealth

Facebook: Healthy Canadians

Media Inquiries
Marie-France Proulx

Press Secretary

Office of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos

Minister of Health


Laurel Lennox

Press Secretary

Office of the Honourable Omar Alghabra

Minister of Transport


Alexandra Bernier

Director of communications

Office of the Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance

(343) 576-4132

Media Relations

Transport Canada, Ottawa


Media Relations

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada


Media Relations

Public Health Agency of Canada