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Updated on 06 Apr 2022

Considering that entry regulations can change at short notice,  we recommend that you start by checking IATA's website  www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm(*) but also seek information on each countries' government websites.
(*) the map is interactive. Click on each country for information about entry regulations.


TRAVEL ALERTS

Immediate Effect 

Following the publication and disclosure by the Canadian Authorities - TC and Public Health on 4/4/2022 the following information is released:

  1. Covid-19 testing is not required for fully vaccinated persons (children under 5 years do not need testing).
  2. Antigen tests are now allowed for all other cases.
  3. Ukrainian citizens applying for protection/refugee status do not need to be vaccinated, but need Covid-19 test (PCR or antigen) and submit the information in ArriveCan application.

Temporary border restrictions

All Passengers, (fully vaccinated and unvaccinated) arriving by air are required to stay at a designated quarantine facility while they await their arrival test result.

For further information, check HERE 

ArriveCan

All travellers must provide their travel information digitally through ArriveCAN within 48 hours of entering Canada. A border services officer will verify that they have submitted their information digitally. 


To limit the spread of coronavirus in Canada, travel restrictions are in place across all border crossings. 

Who Can Enter Canada

  • Canadian citizens (including dual citizens), people registered under the Indian Act, permanent residents of Canada, or protected persons (refugee status) are allowed to enter Canada.
  • Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be allowed enter Canada for discretionary travel.

Foreign nationals who don't qualify as fully vaccinated will only be allowed to enter in specific circumstances: (see bellow)


Vaccinated Travellers
Please check above for any Travel Alerts that may add information to these general rules below.
 
All travellers can be eligible to enter Canada as a fully vaccinated traveller regardless of citizenship. 

If the passenger qualifies as a fully vaccinated traveller, is:

  • Required to use ArriveCAN
  • Exempt from quarantine
  • Exempt from Day-8 testing

If passenger qualifies as a fully vaccinated traveller, doesn´t have to do on-arrival testing, unless if selected for a mandatory randomized test. Upon entry to Canada, the border services officer may notify the passenger that has been selected for a mandatory randomized arrival test. In this case, passengers: 

  • Must take the arrival test as directed on the day you enter Canada
  • May have specimen collected upon arrival or receive a home kit to complete within 24 hours of entering Canada
  • Don't have to wait for the results, you can travel on to your final destination, including taking connecting flights
  • Don’t have to quarantine while waiting for your results
  • Are not required to pay a fee for the arrival test

Check HERE if the passenger qualifies as a fully vaccinated traveller

Other Travellers
Please check above for any Travel Alerts that may add information to these general rules below.

To find out if the passenger may enter Canada, it´s necessary to answer a few questions. Check HERE if the passenger may be allowed to enter Canada.
Testing and Quarantine
Please check above for any Travel Alerts that may add information to these general rules below.
 
Passengers entering Canada, regardless of citizenship, must follow testing and quarantine requirements. Under certain circumstances, passengers may be exempt from some requirements.
 
All travellers must:
  • All travellers 5 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship, must provide proof of a COVID-19 test result , not an antigen test, made within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of your flight to Canada.
  • keep proof of of the test results for the 14-day period that begins on the day of entering Canada 

Providing proof of the test result

When arriving at the border, pax must present an accepted test result (paper or electronic proof) which must include:

  • Traveller name and date of birth
  • Name and civic address of the laboratory/clinic/facility that administered the test
  • The date on which the test was conducted
  • The type of test conducted
  • The test result

Passengers must show proof of  test results even if:

  • have tested negative for COVID-19 previous to the 72 hour period
  • have been vaccinated for COVID-19

The tests must be performed in a laboratory or testing facility recognized by the local government or accredited by a third party, such as a professional organization or an international specialized organization).

Fully Vaccinated Passengers:

Even if the passenger qualifies for the fully vaccinated traveller the border services officer may notifythe passenger has been selected for a mandatory randomized arrival test. If the passenger is selected for a mandatory randomized test: + info HERE

  • Must take the arrival test as directed on the day you enter Canada
  • May have specimen collected upon arrival or receive a home kit to complete within 24 hours of entering Canada
  • Don't have to wait for the results, you can travel on to your final destination, including taking connecting flights
  • Don’t have to quarantine while waiting for your results
  • Are not required to pay a fee for the arrival test

Passengers who already had COVID-19 and recovered: 

If the passenger is now symptom-free,  can provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test when crossing the border, instead of a negative one.

This test result will also exempt the passenger from the requirement for an arrival test, and from a Day-8 test for those required to quarantine.

  • The test must have been conducted at least 14 and no more than 180 days before:
    • passenger´s initial scheduled departure time of flight
  • The proof of the positive result must be from an accepted type* of molecular test
*Accepted types of tests - Read HERE

Unvaccinated Travellers:

  • Must create an account for arrival testing. Depending on where the pas enters, there are different testing providers.
  • Passenger can create an account in advance to save time at the border, using the same email address  used for the ArriveCAN account.
  • + info HERE

Travelling with children or dependents who are not fully vaccinated +info here

QUARANTINE

Passenger must be prepared to quarantine for 14 days, in case:

  • don’t meet the requirements of a fully vaccinated traveller
  • A suitable quarantine plan must be entered into ArriveCAN. Passenger may be asked to explain your quarantine plan at the border.
  • + info HERE

Since 1 February 2021, the Government of Ontario is requiring all international travellers to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival

Passengers can register by scanning the barcode (below) or visit switchhealth.ca/en/travel/pearson


USEFUL LINKS

Government of Canada - Travel


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