What to know if you’re a Canadian stuck abroad amid the coronavirus outbreak

Canadians around the world are scrambling to return home as the coronavirus pandemic leads to border closures — but many aren’t having much luck.

Several reports have emerged of Canadians having difficulty tracking down flights, or leaving countries amid already imposed lockdowns. There are about three million Canadians working and living abroad.

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced widespread travel limitations for those trying to enter Canada as well. He urged Canadians to come home while the option still remains.

“Let me be clear: if you are abroad, it’s time for you to come home,” he said Tuesday outside his home in Ottawa, where he is currently in self-isolation.

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