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Effective Thursday, September 10, 2020, all 400-series High School Special routes will be back in service with the start of the school year. Visit our Schedules page for School Special route schedules.

YRT is here to help you prepare for back to school. Here are some things you need to know before travelling with us, including health and safety tips.


Plan your Trip

YRT services many York Region high schools and post-secondary schools. Our schedules provide frequent travel to/from schools during peak times that students will need to travel, such as morning and afternoon rush hours.

Effective Thursday, September 10, 2020, all 400-series High School Special routes will be back in service with the start of the school year. Visit our Schedules page for School Special route schedules.

Trip planning resources

> Plan your trip using our Trip Planner

> Look up a printable schedule on our Schedules page

> For help, call us at 1-866-668-3978 or Live Chat us

YRT vs. Viva

YRT and Viva are part of the same system.

Viva is our rapid transit service that operates on a proof-of-payment system. Viva operates along major roads in York Region and services only major intersections, to allow for quicker travel.

There are no fare boxes on Viva buses so you must tap your PRESTO card or activate your mobile fare (Pay app) before boarding. Viva stops are called “vivastations.” Each one has a PRESTO card reader and ticket vending machine so you can pay your fare before boarding. If you travel on Viva without proper proof-of-payment, you may be subject to a fine or criminal charge. Visit our Proof of Payment and Transfers page to learn more.

Arrive at your stop 5 minutes early

It is important to arrive at your stop at least 5 minutes before the scheduled arrival time to ensure you meet your bus.

We are here to help

If you have any questions or concerns, or require any trip planning assistance, please call us at 1-866-668-3978 or Live Chat us.

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Paying your Fare

Youth fares

If you are between the ages of 13 to 19, and in full-time attendance at a high school, you are eligible for YRT Youth fares. Visit our Fare Chart for details.

Have your student I.D. card ready when you pay your fare. We understand that it takes some time for grade 9 students to be issued an I.D. card. Drivers will allow them to board during this transition period.

Pay using PRESTO or the YRT Pay app

You can pay your fare using PRESTO or the YRT Pay app. These methods allow for contactless payment and the use of discounted Youth fares.

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Routes Servicing High Schools

Take one of our School Special (400-series) routes with direct travel to/from your high school to meet your bell time in the morning and pick you up after school is over.

Please note that all 400-series School Special routes will not operate on P.A. days, school holidays or during March Break.

Remember to check for any Service Changes that may affect your route.

Note: Routes 10, 12, 13, 21, 22, 23, 32, 54, 58 and 165F school connections will not display on trip planning tools. Please see below for links to PDF schedules for these school trips.

High SchoolAvailable RoutesClosest Bus Stops

Alexander Mackenzie High School

300 Major Mackenzie Dr. W.

Richmond Hill

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Aurora High School

155 Wellington St. W.

Aurora

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Bayview Secondary School

10077 Bayview Ave.

Richmond Hill

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Bill Crothers Secondary School

44 Main St. Unionville

Markham

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  • 1 - Highway 7
  • 8 - Kennedy
  • Viva purple

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Bill Hogarth Secondary School

100 Donald Sim Ave.

Markham

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  • 9 - 9th Line
  • 16 - 16th Avenue
  • 18 - Bur Oak
  • 417 - Bill Hogarth School Special

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Bur Oak Secondary School

933 Bur Oak Ave.

Markham

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  • 18 - Bur Oak
  • 402 - Bur Oak/Pierre Elliott Trudeau School Special

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Cardinal Carter Catholic High School

210 Bloomington Rd. W.

Aurora

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Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning

36 Regatta Ave.

Richmond Hill

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  • 96 - Keele-Yonge
  • 98 - Yonge
  • Viva blue

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Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School

39 Dunning Ave.

Aurora

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  • 32 - Aurora South
  • 96 - Keele-Yonge
  • 98 - Yonge
  • 426 - Dr. G.W. Williams School Special via Hollidge
  • 428 - Dr. G.W. Williams School Special via Henderson
  • Viva blue

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Dr. J.M. Denison Secondary School

135 Bristol Rd.

Newmarket

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  • 44 - Bristol
  • 52 - Holland Landing
  • 98 - Yonge

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École Secondaire Norval-Morrisseau

51 Wright St.

Richmond Hill

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  • 83A - Trench
  • 99 - Yonge
  • Viva blue

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Emily Carr Secondary School

4901 Rutherford Rd.

Vaughan

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  • 7 - Martin Grove
  • 13 - Islington (view school connection schedule)
  • 85 - Rutherford
  • 461 - Emily Carr School Special

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Father Bressani Catholic High School

250 Ansley Grove Rd.

Vaughan

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Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy High School

5300 14th Ave.

Markham

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Holy Cross Catholic Academy

7501 Martin Grove Rd.

Vaughan

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  • 7 - Martin Grove
  • 77 - Highway 7
  • 460 - Holy Cross School Special
  • Viva orange
  • 501 Züm Queen

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Holy Trinity School

11300 Bayview Ave.

Richmond Hill

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  • 91A/91B/91E - Bayview/Bayview Limited Express

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Huron Heights Secondary School

40 Huron Heights Dr.

Newmarket

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  • 50 - Queensway
  • 55/55B - Davis Drive
  • 58 - Mount Albert (temporarily suspended - only connections with Huron Heights School, via Viva yellow, are available)
  • Viva yellow
  • 425 - Huron Heights School Special via Holland Landing

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Our Lady Queen of the World Catholic Academy

10475 Bayview Ave.

Richmond Hill

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  • 82 - Valleymede
  • 83A - Trench
  • 86 - Newkirk-Red Maple
  • 91/91A/91B/91E - Bayview/Bayview Limited Express

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Keswick High School

100 Biscayne Blvd.

Georgina

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  • 50 - Queensway
  • 424 - Keswick School Special

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King City Secondary School

2001 King Rd.

King

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  • 96 - Keele-Yonge

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Langstaff Secondary School

106 Garden Ave.

Richmond Hill

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  • 83 - Trench
  • 87 - Autumn Hill
  • 443 - Langstaff School Special via Shaftsbury
  • 444 - Langstaff School Special via Valleymede

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Maple High School

50 Springside Rd.

Vaughan

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  • 4 - Major Mackenzie
  • 20 - Jane
  • 26 - Maple
  • 462 - Maple School Special

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Markham District High School

89 Church St.

Markham

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  • 1 - Highway 7
  • 406 - Markham District School Special
  • 410 - Markham District School Special via Carlton
  • 411 - Markham District School Special via Box Grove
  • 416 - Markham District School Special via Copper Creek
  • 522 - Markham Local
  • Viva purple

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Markville Secondary School

1000 Carlton Rd.

Markham

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  • 40 - Unionville Local
  • 41 - Markham Local
  • TTC 129A - McCowan North (MapGet Schedule)

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Middlefield Collegiate Institute

525 Highglen Ave.

Markham

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Milliken Mills High School

7522 Kennedy Rd.

Markham

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  • 2 - Milliken
  • 8 - Kennedy
  • 14 - 14th Avenue

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Newmarket High School

505 Pickering Cres.

Newmarket

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  • 57/57A - Mulock
  • 420 - Newmarket School Special via Savage
  • 423 - Newmarket School Special via Bristol
  • 427 - Sacred Heart School Special via Newmarket High School

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Our Lady of the Lake Catholic College School

185 Glenwoods Ave.

Georgina

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  • 50 - Queensway
  • 424 - Keswick School Special

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School

90 Bur Oak Ave.

Markham

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  • 8 - Kennedy
  • 18 - Bur Oak
  • 402 - Bur Oak/Pierre Elliott Trudeau School Special
  • 418 - Pierre Elliott Trudeau School Special

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Richmond Green Secondary School

1 William F. Bell Pkwy.

Richmond Hill

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  • 80 - Elgin Mills
  • 82 - Valleymede
  • 83A - Trench
  • 90 - Leslie
  • 449 - Richmond Hill School via Valleymede
  • 452 - Richmond Green School Special via Hazelton

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Richmond Hill High School

201 Yorkland St.

Richmond Hill

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  • 81 - Inspiration
  • 83 - Trench
  • 86 - Newkirk-Red Maple
  • 98 - Yonge
  • 448 - Richmond Hill School Special via Valleymede
  • 442 - Richmond Hill School Special via Gamble
  • Viva blue

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Sacred Heart Catholic High School

908 Lemar Rd.

Newmarket

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Sir William Mulock Secondary School

705 Columbus Way

Newmarket

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  • 57/57A - Mulock
  • 96 - Keele-Yonge
  • 98 - Yonge
  • Viva blue

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St. Augustine Catholic High School

2188 Rodick Rd.

Markham

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  • 16 - 16th Avenue
  • 24 - Woodbine
  • 40 - Unionville Local
  • 405 - St. Augustine School Special

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St. Brother André Catholic High School

6160 16th Ave. E.

Markham

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  • 16 - 16th Avenue
  • 41 - Markham Local
  • 401 - Brother André School Special via Box Grove
  • TTC 102D - Markham Rd. (MapGet Schedule)

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St. Elizabeth Catholic High School

525 New Westminster Dr.

Vaughan

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  • 3 - Thornhill
  • 5 - Clark
  • 23 - Thornhill Woods
  • 77 - Highway 7
  • 88 - Bathurst
  • TTC 160 - Bathurst North (MapGet Schedule)
  • Viva purple

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St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School

2 Davos Rd.

Vaughan

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St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School

1 St. Joan of Arc Ave.

Vaughan

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  • 26 - Maple
  • 96 - Keele-Yonge
  • 107 - Keele
  • 464 - St. Joan of Arc School Special via America
  • 465 - St. Joan of Arc School Special via Melville

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St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School

278 Wellington St. E.

Aurora

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  • 32 - Aurora South
  • 33/33A - Wellington
  • 54 - Bayview (view school connection schedule)
  • 432 - Aurora School Special

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St. Robert Catholic High School

8101 Leslie St.

Markham

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  • 3 - Thornhill
  • 82 - Valleymede
  • 90/90B - Leslie
  • 413 - St. Robert School Special
  • 445 - St. Robert School Special to Bernard Terminal

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St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School

230 Shaftsbury Ave.

Richmond Hill

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  • 80 - Elgin Mills
  • 83 - Trench
  • 88 - Bathurst
  • 440 - St. Theresa School Special via Mill
  • 446 - St. Theresa School Special via McCallum
  • 447 - St. Theresa School Special via Jefferson Forest
  • 450 - St. Theresa School Special via Tower Hill

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Stephen Lewis Secondary School

555 Autumn Hill Blvd.

Vaughan

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  • 23 - Thornhill Woods (view school connection schedule)
  • 87 - Autumn Hill
  • 105 - Dufferin

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Stouffville District Secondary School

801 Hoover Park Dr.

Stouffville

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  • 9 - 9th Line
  • 15 - Stouffville
  • 415 - Stouffville District School Special

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Sutton District High School

20798 Dalton Rd.

Sutton

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Thornhill Secondary School

167 Dudley Ave.

Markham

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  • 2 - Milliken
  • 5 - Clark
  • 77/77A - Highway 7
  • 99 - Yonge
  • Viva blue

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Thornlea Secondary School

8075 Bayview Ave.

Markham

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  • 3 - Thornhill
  • 91/91A - Bayview
  • 412 - Thornlea School Special
  • 413 - St. Robert School Special

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Tommy Douglas Secondary School

4020 Major Mackenzie Dr. W.

Vaughan

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Unionville High School

201 Town Centre Blvd.

Markham

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Vaughan Secondary School

1401 Clark Ave. W.

Vaughan

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  • 5 - Clark
  • 105 - Dufferin

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Westmount Collegiate Institute

1000 New Westminster Dr.

Vaughan

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  • 3 - Thornhill
  • 23 - Thornhill Woods
  • 88 - Bathurst
  • TTC 160 - Bathurst North (MapGet Schedule)
  • Viva purple
  • Viva orange

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Woodbridge College

71 Bruce St.

Vaughan

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  • 13 - Islington
  • 77/77A - Highway 7
  • Viva orange
  • 501 - Züm Queen

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Routes Servicing Colleges and Universities

Take one of the YRT routes listed below to travel to a college or York University.

College and UniversityAvailable RoutesClosest Bus Stops

Humber College

205 Humber College Blvd.

Toronto

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  • 7 - Martin Grove

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Seneca College King Campus

13990 Dufferin St.

King City

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Seneca College Markham Campus

8 The Seneca Way

(Highway 7 and Highway 404)

Markham

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  • 1 - Highway 7
  • 24 - Woodbine
  • 300 - Business Express
  • Viva purple

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Seneca College Newnham Campus

1750 Finch Ave. E.

Toronto

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  • 90/90B - Leslie

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Seneca College @ York Campus via Pioneer Village Terminal

70 The Pond Road

Toronto

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  • 3 - Thornhill
  • 20 - Jane
  • 96 - Keele-Yonge
  • 107/107B - Keele
  • 165/165F - Weston

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York University Keele Campus via Pioneer Village Terminal

4700 Keele St.

Toronto

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  • 3 - Thornhill
  • 20 - Jane
  • 96 - Keele-Yonge
  • 107/107B - Keele
  • 165/165F - Weston

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are all School Special routes returning?

Yes, all 400-series School Special routes will resume service on Tuesday, September 8. Schedules have been adjusted to meet the new bell times for both school boards. To look up schedules, visit our Schedule page under School routes.

Are there transit options available for midday travel?

YRT has adjusted School Special routes to meet the new bell times for both school boards. In addition to School Specials, there are alternative routes to serve as transportation options outside bell times. Travellers can plan their trips by using our Trip Planner.

Our Contact Centre is also available for trip planning help seven days a week at 1-866-668-3978 or through Live Chat.

How often is YRT cleaning their buses and facilities?

We are following the advice from our partners at Public Health and have increased the cleaning and sterilization schedule of our buses, vehicles and facilities. Visit our Cleaning and Disinfection Measures page for more information.

What other measures are in place to keep travellers protected from COVID-19?

In addition to increasing the frequency of the cleaning and disinfection of our buses and facilities, we’ve implemented various safety measures, including:

  • Mandatory non-medical face mask or covering for all travellers that are able while on public transit 
  • Front-door boarding and requiring travellers to exit the middle/rear doors to create a one-way flow
  • Barrier shields being installed on all buses to provide protection between passengers and drivers
  • Face masks, sanitizers and other personal protective equipment provided to all drivers and front-line staff

In addition to these measures, customers are strongly encouraged to use contactless forms of payment, including PRESTO and the Pay app, practice physical distancing and travel during off-peak times whenever possible, exercise good hand hygiene and staying home when sick.

For more information on COVID-19 and what YRT is doing in response, visit our COVID-19 page.

Are there new protocols I need to follow when taking the bus?

Yes. Non-medical face masks or coverings are now mandatory, and all travellers must board through the front doors and exit through the middle/rear doors. Please visit our COVID-19: Traveller Safety Reminders page for more information.