Ontario travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Ontario with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Ontario.

Louise Bourgeois's giant spider and Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, Ottawa © Pongsakorn1 - Adobe Stock Photo
Louise Bourgeois's giant spider and Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, Ottawa © Pongsakorn1 - Adobe Stock Photo

Ontario travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Ontario with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Ontario - quick facts
Flight time 8 hours
Time difference UK -5 to -6 hours
Language(s) English, French
Currency Canadian Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (120V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

Why visit Ontario?

Considering a holiday to the Ontario? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination such as for its nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Ontario weather

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Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall
Sea temperature °C

The Ontario weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Toronto.

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Ontario travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Ontario from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Ontario.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Ontario travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Ontario with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Ontario, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Ontario covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Ontario with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Do you want to learn more about Ontario? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Ontario.

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Ontario FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Ontario including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Canada?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Canada. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Ontario from the UK?

The flight time to Ontario from the UK is typically 8 hours.

Flights to Ontario

What is the time difference between Ontario and the UK?

The time difference between Ontario and the UK is UK time-5 to UK time-6 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Ontario?

The main languages spoken in Ontario are English and French.

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What is the currency in Ontario?

The currency in Ontario is the Canadian Dollar (CAD).

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Which plugs are used in Ontario?

Ontario uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Ontario?

They drive on the right side of the road in Ontario.

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Do you need a visa for Ontario?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Ontario.

Check Ontario visa requirements for all passport holders with iVisa.com*.

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