Coronavirus Notice

New testing requirements for essential business travel

New travel restrictions in Canada –

Mandatory quarantine or isolation

To all Program Managers, managers of employees who travel for work and all affected employees

February 2, 2021

Effective February 5, 2021, all CAE employees travelling for work will be required to get tested before departure from home country AND before returning from their international business trip, regardless of destination.

As a standard rule, all CAE employees must get tested within the time limit provided by the destination country and country of departure (e.g. travellers departing Canada must get tested within 72 hours prior to departure AND get tested within 72 hours prior to their return).

Employees are asked to contact GardaWorld by phone at +1 469-241-6875. GardaWorld will direct them to the nearest clinic which provides the required test within the required time frame per destination country and country of departure. Once logged in to the platform, employees can access testing requirements and self-quarantine updates by navigating to the COVID-19 page, selecting “travel restrictions, flight operations and screening” and choosing the destination country or country of departure from the drop-down menu. For departures from Montreal, testing will be coordinated through CAE Medical services.

Where no requirement is specified by the destination country, a COVID-19 PCR test will be the default test required. If PCR tests are unavailable, employees are asked to communicate with the coronavirus team who will provide alternatives.Employees travelling to China must communicate with the Global Mobility team to assess travel requirements.

Finally, all employees travelling for work must book their travel arrangements using AMEX and discuss their travel plan with their manager and where applicable, the designated project manager. The manager and/or the project manager are responsible for the travel of the employees in accordance with the COVID-19 travel checklist for business approval. As stated previously, the reason for travel must be considered essential.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please write to

The Coronavirus Committee

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