En De
Total doses
given
86.3M
People fully
vaccinated
31.4M
% Fully
vaccinated
82.61%
Masks
Passengers aged 6 years and older need to wear a face mask at the airport and during their entire trip
COVID-19 test
Negative molecular test result (PCR, NAT/NAAT, or RT-LAMP) tested within 72 hours prior to departure is required
Quarantine
14 days required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
A Covid-19 self-assessment form must be submitted through the ArriveCAN app prior to arrival
Vaccination
Required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): No Entry
Test on arrival (vaccinated): No Entry
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Crossing Rules:

29.06.2022

Mask requirement

  • Passengers aged 2 years and older must wear a face mask at the airport and during their entire trip.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Children younger than 2 years;
    • Children between 2 and 6 years who are unable to tolerate wearing a face mask;
    • Passengers who hold a certificate stating that they cannot wear a face mask for medical or physical reasons; 
    • Passengers who cannot wear a face mask for urgent medical reasons; or
    • Passengers who are unable to remove their face mask without assistance.

Vaccination requirements

  • Definition of fully vaccinated: Passengers are considered fully vaccinated when they have received vaccines accepted by the Canadian government at least 14 days prior to departure, and hold a paper or digital copy of their vaccination documentation in English, French or with a certified translation.
    • Accepted vaccines are AstraZeneca (Covishield, Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Johnson and Johnson, Medicago Covifenz, Moderna, Novavax, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, and Sinovac. Passengers must have either taken at least 2 doses of any combination of accepted vaccines, or 1 dose of Johnson and Johnson.

  • Foreign passengers aged 18 years and older must hold proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or they will be refused boarding. Fully vaccinated passengers must also be asymptomatic on arrival, meet all other mandatory requirements including pre-arrival and on-arrival testing, and provide a receipt from the ArriveCan app that must show the letters 'A', 'I' or 'V'. The requirement to receive the full series of vaccines also applies to passengers who have recovered from Covid-19.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers provided they have not been refused boarding in the past 10 days due to a medical reason related to Covid-19.: 
    • Canadian nationals (including dual nationals), and permanent residents of Canada;
    • Persons registered under the Indian Act;
    • Protected persons (refugee status);
    • Unvaccinated minors (aged 17 years and younger) travelling with a fully vaccinated parent/guardian, a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or person registered under the Indian Act;
    • Foreign workers holding a valid work permit issued by Canada;
    • Passengers who hold a valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and a valid IM-1 visa;
    • Seafarers travelling to join their vessel who are essential for the movements of goods;
    • Passengers with medical contraindication for getting a Covid-19 vaccine;
    • Athletes travelling to attend international sporting events;
    • Passengers whose entry the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration, or Public Safety have determined to be in the national interest;
    • Members of the armed forces who are travelling to perform their duties;
    • Cross-border workers, including critical infrastructure workers (Energy and Utilities, Information and Communication Technologies, Finance, Health, Food, Water, Transportation, Safety, Government and Manufacturing);
    • Diplomatic or official personnel, including their immediate family members;
    • Persons providing essential services in trade or transportation sector, including truck drivers;
    • Passengers travelling for compassionate reasons, provided holding an approval letter for compassionate travel issued by the Canadian Public Health Agency;
    • Medical personnel travelling to perform their duties or passengers travelling to deliver, install or otherwise maintain medical supplies;

    • Passengers whose entry is authorized by the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada;

    • Agricultural and food processing workers;
    • Students who travel to study in Canada, or attend school regularly in another country and travels home to Canada occasionally, or return to Canada at the end of a semester;
    • Persons travelling to Canada at the invitation of the Canadian authorities;
    • Passengers not being able to vaccinate due to religious beliefs;
    • Passengers who have received their second dose by 25th January 2022, but still need to wait until 14 days have passed to be considered fully vaccinated (by 8th February 2022);
    • Nationals of Ukraine who hold a valid temporary resident visa or temporary resident permit issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA);
    • Immediate family members (spouse, common-law partner, dependent child aged 21 or younger, or a dependent child of a dependent child) of nationals of Ukraine, provided holding an approval letter issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
  • Passengers aged 18 years and older holding proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at least 14 days prior to arrival will not be required to quarantine or take a Covid-19 test after arrival; however they may be randomly tested on arrival. Fully vaccinated passengers must have received the full series of a vaccine or a combination of vaccines accepted by the Canadian government and hold a paper or digital copy of their vaccination documentation in English, French or with a certified translation. Fully vaccinated passengers must be asymptomatic on arrival, meet all other mandatory requirements including pre-arrival and on-arrival testing, provide Covid-19 related information via the ArriveCAN app and have a suitable quarantine plan in place where they can stay for at least 14 days. Passengers that do not meet all requirements will be asked to follow instructions provided by Canadian government representatives.
    • This does not apply to passengers aged 18 years and older travelling with a fully vaccinated guardian, provided they are dependent on the vaccinated passenger for care and support reasons.

Transit restrictions

  • Passengers transiting in Canada must meet all of the following requirements:
    • Passengers transiting at Montréal–Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) or Vancouver International Airport (YVR) must be transiting on the same operating day. Overnight transit is not permitted,
    • Passengers transiting at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) must be transiting within 24 hours. Overnight transit and inter-terminal connections are permitted,
    • Transit passengers must be arriving and departing from the same Canadian airport, and must not leave the sterile area of the airport,
    • Passengers must have checked their baggage to their final destination.

Form requirements

  • Passengers must use the ArriveCan mobile app to submit their travel and health information within 72 hours prior to departure and must show the ArriveCAN receipt on arrival. The ArriveCAN receipt will be approved if it shows the letters A, I, or V.
    • If it is impossible for passengers to use the ArriveCan app, they must fill out a Traveller Contact Information Form instead.
    • Passengers who do not submit the required information could face additional delays at the border for public health questioning and be subject to enforcement action, which can range from verbal warnings to a fine.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they will provide their information verbally at the border or by completing a paper form:
    • Passengers with accessibility needs;
    • Passengers who are unable to use the web version of ArriveCAN or the mobile app due to country-based censorship or lack of access to internet connectivity on a country level only;
    • Passengers who are unable to use the web version of ArriveCAN or the mobile app due to a service disruption or a natural disaster;
    • Asylum seekers;
    • Passengers in transit; or
    • Resettled refugees.

Test requirements

  • Unvaccinated passengers must either hold a negative a negative molecular test result (PCR, NAT/NAAT, or RT-LAMP) result obtained within 72 hours prior to departure or a negative antigen test, result administered or observed by a professional made outside Canada, obtained within 1 calendar day prior to departure or prior to arrival in Canada.
    • Unvaccinated passengers leaving the country for less than 72 hours must obtain their test results in a country other than Canada. Passengers whose flight was delayed due to unavoidable reasons (weather delays, mechanical issues, or unavoidable flight diversions) may have their test accepted for a further 24 hours.
    • Self-test rapid antigen kits and negative pre-departure tests from countries where there is an outbreak of a Covid-19 variant (or where there are reasonable grounds to believe there is such an outbreak) will not be accepted.
  • The testing requirement does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19;
    • Passengers aged younger than 5 years;
    • Passengers aged between 5 years and 11 years who are travelling with a fully vaccinated parent or guardian;
    • Passengers who have previously tested positive for Covid-19 must provide proof of a positive PCR test obtained between 10 and 180 days prior to departure;
    • Crew members;
    • Armed forces;
    • Passengers who have been denied entry at their final destination and must subsequently board a flight to return to Canada and are therefore unable to obtain a Covid-19 test, provided they are nationals or permanent residents of Canada, or persons registered as Indians under the Indian Act;
    • Cross-border workers;
    • Students who live in the United States but study in Canada and who do not stay overnight when they cross the border;
    • Passengers in transit through Canada provided they do not leave the international transit area of the airport.

  • Passengers travelling to Canada are advised to hold a medical certificate if they have a high temperature or are exhibiting Covid-19-like symptoms to prove they are free of Covid-19.

Quarantine and testing on arrival

  • Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival or until they depart Canada. Passengers will be subject to another Covid-19 test on day 8 of the quarantine period. If a positive result is received, the passenger must quarantine in a Public Health Agency Canada facility for 10 days. Passengers must confirm through ArriveCAN or by calling the 1-833-641-0343 toll-free number that they have arrived at their place of quarantine within 48 hours of arrival in Canada. Any violation of Covid-19 quarantine rules could lead up to 6 months of prison and/or $750,000 in fines, or fines up to $5,000 for non-compliance.
  • Vaccinated passengers: Quarantine is not required for passengers who hold proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Other exempt passengers:
    • Crew members;
    • Essential service providers;
    • Passengers who have recovered from Covid-19, provided they hold a positive test result obtained between 11 and 180 days prior to arrival; or
    • Passengers in transit.

Exit requirements

  • Valid until 19th June 2022: Unvaccinated passengers: Nationals and permanent residents of Canada are not permitted to leave Canada if they are not fully vaccinated. Foreign nationals who are not permanently residing in Canada must present proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result upon departure.
  • Vaccinated passengers: Passengers aged 12 years and 4 months or older departing Canada must hold proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Fully vaccinated passengers must have received the full series of a vaccine or a combination of vaccines accepted by the Canadian government, received the last dose at least 14 days prior to departure, and hold a paper or digital copy of their vaccination documentation in English, French or with a certified translation.
  • Other exempt passengers:
    • Nationals of Canada holding a medical contraindication issued by a licenced medical practitioner in Canada certifying they cannot be vaccinated, provided holding a negative PCR test tested within 72 hours prior to departure; or
    • Nationals of Canada holding a sworn statement certifying they cannot be vaccinated due to sincerely held religious beliefs, provided holding a negative PCR test tested within 72 hours prior to departure.