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COVID-19 Vacc. -152.08%
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates
Published on 20.10.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada adds new Caribbean route, rebuilds Latin American network.

Published on 20.10.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada launches its new LEAVE LESS travel program, which offers corporate customers options to reduce CO2 emissions related to business travel.

Published on 20.10.2021, Flair Airlines:

Canadian LCC Flair Airlines to receive 4 Boeing 737 MAX in 2022.

Published on 19.10.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada adds new Santo Domingo route from Toronto.

Published on 18.10.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada to temporarily suspend Vancouver-Hong Kong service until 29OCT21.

Published on 15.10.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada returns to key summer destinations in Europe and MENA.

Published on 15.10.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada to resumes and increases capacity to South America

Published on 14.10.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada adds new route to India from eastern Canada.

Published on 07.10.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada to increase Toronto-Delhi frequency (10 times weekly) from 15OCT21.

Published on 06.10.2021, Air Canada, Royal Air Maroc:

Canada extends direct passenger flight ban from Morocco.

Published on 28.09.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada resumes Delhi services from Toronto and Vancouver.

Published on 21.09.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada restarts Delhi-Toronto flights; Covid tests mandatory.

Published on 21.09.2021, Sunwing:

Sunwing flies again to Cuba, with several frequencies to Cayo Coco and Varadero.

Published on 16.09.2021, Swoop Airlines :

Swoop Airlines expands its flights in Jamaica.

Published on 14.09.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada resumes Sydney-Vancouver flights from 17DEC21

Published on 14.09.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada Rouge Relaunching Cancun Flights

Published on 10.09.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada relaunches London-Calgary route

Published on 19.08.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada will resume its three frequencies between Santiago and Toronto

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Canada
Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in United States
Passengers arriving from the USA are not allowed to enter until 21 March 2021.
– This does not apply to passengers who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel for a non-optional or non-discretionary purpose. They must comply with the requirement to quarantine based on their purpose of travel and intended length of stay if required.
– This does not apply to immediate family members of a national of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must prove that the purpose of their travel is to be with their immediate family member who is a national of Canada or permanent resident of Canada and that they intend to stay for at least 15 days.
– This does not apply to extended family members of a national of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must:
— prove that they intend to be with their extended family member who is a national of Canada or permanent resident of Canada and that they intend to stay at least 15 days; and
— have a statutory declaration signed by the Canadian national or permanent resident attesting to the relationship; and
— have a letter issued by IRCC.
– This does not apply to passengers who enter on Compassionate Grounds and are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must have a letter issued by PHAC.
– This does not apply to passengers who enter for the purpose of an International Single Sport Event. They must be asymptomatic and have a letter issued by the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH).

Entry restrictions
Passengers arriving from a country other than the USA are not allowed to enter until 21 April 2021.
– This does not apply to passengers who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel for a non-optional or non-discretionary purpose. They must be one of the 24 classes of persons in section 3 (1) of the Order in Council OIC 2020-0796.
– This does not apply to passengers who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the subject of a National Interest Exemption Letter issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
– This does not apply to immediate family members of a national of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must prove that the purpose of their travel is to be with their immediate family member who is a national of Canada or permanent resident of Canada and that they intend to stay for at least 15 days.
– This does not apply to extended family members of a national of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must prove that they intend to be with their extended family member who is a national of Canada or permanent resident of Canada and that they intend to stay at least 15 days. They must have a statutory declaration signed by the Canadian national or permanent resident attesting to the relationship. They must also have a letter issued by IRCC.
– This does not apply to passengers who enter on Compassionate Grounds and are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must have a letter issued by PHAC.
– This does not apply to passengers who enter for the purpose of an International Single Sport Event. They must be asymptomatic and have a letter issued by the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH).

Passengers must submit their travel information electronically before boarding through the ArriveCAN app or the website https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html .

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result of a test taken at least 15 days and at most 90 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS.

Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular test upon arrival and another test during quarantine.
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result of a test taken at least 15 days and at most 90 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS.
– More exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y33jxz4f .

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days, details can be found at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/covid-19-information-essential-service-workers.html

Passengers must have a confirmed hotel reservation for 3 nights. The booking can be made at http://tinyurl.com/rfcycslb .
– More exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y33jxz4f .

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Flight Restrictions

published 02.11.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 30 November 2020.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
– This does not apply to immediate family members of a national or a permanent resident of Canada. They must be traveling to be with the national or the permanent resident, and intending to stay in Canada for a period of at least 15 days.
– This does not apply to extended family members of a national or a permanent resident of Canada. They must be traveling to be with the national or the permanent resident, and intending to stay in Canada for a period of at least 15 days. They must have a statutory declaration signed by the Canadian national attesting to the relationship and a letter issued by IRCC authorizing travel.
– This does not apply to passengers who do not need to obtain a temporary resident visa, and their immediate family members. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
– This does not apply to Indians under the Indian Act.
– This does not apply to students with a study permit or a written approval notice.

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Quarantine

Fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada are no longer required to quarantine on arrival. You must have received the full series, or a combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Fully vaccinated travellers will still be required to produce a valid pre-departure test, take a test on arrival if selected to do so, and produce a quarantine plan, as well as be prepared to quarantine in case it is determined at the border that you do not meet the necessary requirements. You will also be required upload relevant information and documentation to the ArriveCAN (App or website) prior to arrival in Canada. Further details are available on Canada’s
COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders website.
If you are not exempt you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. You must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly relatives or failing to have a set destination. If you have symptoms or an unsuitable quarantine plan, follow the directions provided by the government representative.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required to enter the country.
From India: Passengers from India can now travel to Canada albeit with a few precautionary measures, which include having a negative Covid-19 test report from an approved laboratory. Passengers must have proof of a negative Covid-19 molecular test from the approved Genestrings Laboratory at the Delhi airport, taken within 18 hours of the scheduled departure of their flight to Canada. Prior to boarding, air operators will be checking the travellers’ test results ensuring they are eligible to come to Canada. Fully vaccinated passengers will also have to upload the relevant information into the ArriveCAN mobile app or website. Officials will be ensuring that the passengers have done so and those who are unable to meet these requirements will be denied boarding. Passengers from India who are travelling to Canada via an indirect route must have a negative Covid-19 molecular test report from any other third country, except India; the test must be conducted within 72 hours of departure.
From Morocco: Canada has extended the ban on direct flights to Morocco until October 29. Originally, Canada implemented the ban as a 30-day public health measure, which was in effect until September 29. The government is now extending the flight suspension. Passengers traveling to Canada from Morocco will need to take an indirect route, and get tested for COVID-19 from a third country before they will be allowed to fly directly to Canada.
From 7 September 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals are eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism; however, these individuals must have, among other requirements, a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or their arrival at the land border crossing, or a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days before departure to Canada. Antigen tests, often called “rapid tests” are not accepted.
Fully vaccinated travellers will still be required to produce a valid pre-departure test, take a test on arrival if selected to do so, and produce a quarantine plan, as well as be prepared to quarantine in case it is determined at the border that you do not meet the necessary requirements. You will also be required upload relevant information and documentation to the
ArriveCAN ​(App or website) prior to arrival in Canada.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-10-20
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 57893268
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 83214
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 152.08
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 2186

From 7 September 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals are eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism; however, these individuals must
be fully vaccinated: a traveller must have received, and show proof of, the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).

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Full Restrictions

  • Canada Latest News: U.S. to lift border restrictions for vaccinated visitors from Canada, Mexico starting early November (Reuters, 13.10.2021)

    International Restrictions:

    Canada has extended the ban on direct flights to Morocco until October 29 (CIC News, 28.09.2021). U.S. extends restrictions at its land borders with Canada, Mexico until 21 October (Reuters, 21.09.2021).
    *Entry to Canada: From 7 September 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals are eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism; however, these individuals must:
    be fully vaccinated: a traveller must have received, and show proof of, the full series, or a combination of, vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).
    have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or their arrival at the land border crossing, or a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days before departure to Canada. Antigen tests, often called “rapid tests” are not accepted;
    • be asymptomatic;
    submit their mandatory information viaArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan in case it is determined at the border that you do not meet the necessary requirements;
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • take a test on arrival, if selected.
    There are no changes to testing and quarantine requirements for travellers who are not fully vaccinated but eligible to enter Canada by right, including Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate and extended family, temporary foreign workers and most international students. They are still subject to quarantine, all testing requirements (pre-arrival, upon arrival/day 1 and on day 8) and the mandatory submission of travel, contact and quarantine information via ArriveCAN.
    You can use the online tool, ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ to find out if they may be eligible to enter Canada.
    Passengers without a valid test result will be denied boarding or entry. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you will be required to quarantine for 14 days quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply.
    Further details are available on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    All travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN (App or website), within 72 hours before your arrival in Canada. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan, COVID-19 symptom self-assessment and vaccine information. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally.
    If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate.
    International flights are operating at 10 airports:
    • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
    • Calgary International Airport (YYC)
    • Edmonton International Airport (YEG)
    • Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)
    • Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
    • Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW)
    • Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)
    • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
    • Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
    • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)
    You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information: British Airways: Air Canada: Air Transat: WestJet
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on
    Canada’s COVID-19 Cruise ship travel page.
    If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire,
    find out what to do if you are a visitor, temporary worker or student.
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. You must:
    • plan your travel so you arrive and depart from the same airport within 24 hours (Domestic transfers are not permitted)
    • check your baggage through to a destination outside Canada
    • ensure connections occur on the same day at all Canadian airports except Toronto Pearson (YYZ)
    Overnight connections are not possible at:
    • Montréal-Trudeau (YUL)
    • Calgary International (YYC)
    • Vancouver International (YVR)
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on the
    Transiting Through Canada webpage.
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline,
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada , or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation.
    In addition to the mandatory pre-departure tests, travellers arriving in Canada by land and air are required to take an additional test on arrival and a further test on Day 8 of their 14 day self-isolation period.
    Check if you qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption. If you qualify for the exemption you are exempt from the Day 8 test. Most fully vaccinated travellers won’t need to take an arrival test. However, you may be randomly selected for the border testing surveillance programme upon arrival in Canada. If selected, you must take the test or you will be subject to quarantine and penalties/fines. You do not need to quarantine while awaiting test results. Further information is available on Public Health Agency of Canada’s website . You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.
    For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact
    Health Canada .
    *Quarantine requirements: Air travellers are no longer required to book and stay in a government-authorised hotel.
    Fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada are no longer required to quarantine on arrival. You must have received the full series, or a combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Fully vaccinated travellers will still be required to produce a valid pre-departure test, take a test on arrival if selected to do so, and produce a quarantine plan, as well as be prepared to quarantine in case it is determined at the border that you do not meet the necessary requirements. You will also be required upload relevant information and documentation to the ArriveCAN (App or website) prior to arrival in Canada. Further details are available on Canada’s
    COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders website.
    If you are not exempt you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. You must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly relatives or failing to have a set destination. If you have symptoms or an unsuitable quarantine plan, follow the directions provided by the government representative.
    *Departing Canada by air: from 30 October 2021, travellers who are 12 and above departing from Canadian airports on both domestic and international flights, and travellers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, will need to qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, with very limited exceptions. This will also apply to travellers on cruise ships when the cruise season commences in 2022. To allow travellers time to become fully vaccinated, there will be a transition period until 30 November when a valid molecular COVID-19 test within 72 hours of travel will be accepted as an alternative to proof of full vaccination. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    Further details are available on the COVID-19 entering Canada as a fully vaccinated traveller webpage .


    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Canada: To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include:
    • a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible
    • closure of some public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres in affected cities and regions
    • curfew or closure of bars and restaurants in affected cities and regions
    • some public transport offering only a limited service
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings
    *Public spaces and services: Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public or enclosed spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.
    Check guidance for each province.

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    18.10.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Government imposes COVID-19 vaccine mandate for air, train and ship passengers (Reuters, 06.10.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    Canada has extended the ban on direct flights to Morocco until October 29 (CIC News, 28.09.2021). U.S. extends restrictions at its land borders with Canada, Mexico until 21 October (Reuters, 21.09.2021).
    *Entry to Canada: From 7 September 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals are eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism; however, these individuals must:
    be fully vaccinated: a traveller must have received, and show proof of, the full series, or a combination of, vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).
    have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or their arrival at the land border crossing, or a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days before departure to Canada. Antigen tests, often called “rapid tests” are not accepted;
    • be asymptomatic;
    submit their mandatory information viaArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan in case it is determined at the border that you do not meet the necessary requirements;
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • take a test on arrival, if selected.
    There are no changes to testing and quarantine requirements for travellers who are not fully vaccinated but eligible to enter Canada by right, including Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate and extended family, temporary foreign workers and most international students. They are still subject to quarantine, all testing requirements (pre-arrival, upon arrival/day 1 and on day 8) and the mandatory submission of travel, contact and quarantine information via ArriveCAN.
    You can use the online tool, ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ to find out if they may be eligible to enter Canada.
    Passengers without a valid test result will be denied boarding or entry. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you will be required to quarantine for 14 days quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply.
    Further details are available on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    All travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN (App or website), within 72 hours before your arrival in Canada. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan, COVID-19 symptom self-assessment and vaccine information. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally.
    If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate.
    International flights are operating at 10 airports:
    • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
    • Calgary International Airport (YYC)
    • Edmonton International Airport (YEG)
    • Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)
    • Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
    • Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW)
    • Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)
    • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
    • Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
    • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)
    You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information: British Airways: Air Canada: Air Transat: WestJet
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on
    Canada’s COVID-19 Cruise ship travel page.
    If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire,
    find out what to do if you are a visitor, temporary worker or student.
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. You must:
    • plan your travel so you arrive and depart from the same airport within 24 hours (Domestic transfers are not permitted)
    • check your baggage through to a destination outside Canada
    • ensure connections occur on the same day at all Canadian airports except Toronto Pearson (YYZ)
    Overnight connections are not possible at:
    • Montréal-Trudeau (YUL)
    • Calgary International (YYC)
    • Vancouver International (YVR)
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on the
    Transiting Through Canada webpage.
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline,
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada , or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation.
    In addition to the mandatory pre-departure tests, travellers arriving in Canada by land and air are required to take an additional test on arrival and a further test on Day 8 of their 14 day self-isolation period.
    Check if you qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption. If you qualify for the exemption you are exempt from the Day 8 test. Most fully vaccinated travellers won’t need to take an arrival test. However, you may be randomly selected for the border testing surveillance programme upon arrival in Canada. If selected, you must take the test or you will be subject to quarantine and penalties/fines. You do not need to quarantine while awaiting test results. Further information is available on Public Health Agency of Canada’s website . You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.
    For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact
    Health Canada .
    *Quarantine requirements: Air travellers are no longer required to book and stay in a government-authorised hotel.
    Fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada are no longer required to quarantine on arrival. You must have received the full series, or a combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Fully vaccinated travellers will still be required to produce a valid pre-departure test, take a test on arrival if selected to do so, and produce a quarantine plan, as well as be prepared to quarantine in case it is determined at the border that you do not meet the necessary requirements. You will also be required upload relevant information and documentation to the ArriveCAN (App or website) prior to arrival in Canada. Further details are available on Canada’s
    COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders website.
    If you are not exempt you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. You must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly relatives or failing to have a set destination. If you have symptoms or an unsuitable quarantine plan, follow the directions provided by the government representative.
    Further details are available on the COVID-19 entering Canada as a fully vaccinated traveller webpage .


    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Canada: To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include:
    • a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible
    • closure of some public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres in affected cities and regions
    • curfew or closure of bars and restaurants in affected cities and regions
    • some public transport offering only a limited service
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings
    *Public spaces and services: Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public or enclosed spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.
    Check guidance for each province.

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    11.10.2021
  • Canada Air Canada

    28.09.2021
  • Canada Latest News: U.S. extends restrictions at its land borders with Canada, Mexico until 21 October (Reuters, 21.09.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Canada: *Entry to Canada: From 7 September 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals are eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism; however, these individuals must:
    be fully vaccinated: a traveller must have received, and show proof of, the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).
    • have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test
    result taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or their arrival at the land border crossing, or a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days before departure to Canada. Antigen tests, often called “rapid tests” are not accepted;
    • be asymptomatic;
    • submit their mandatory information via ArriveCAN
    (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan in case it is determined at the border that you do not meet the necessary requirements;
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • take a test on arrival, if selected.
    There are no changes to testing and quarantine requirements for travellers who are not fully vaccinated but eligible to enter Canada by right, including Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate and extended family, temporary foreign workers and most international students. They are still subject to quarantine, all testing requirements (pre-arrival, upon arrival/day 1 and on day 8) and the mandatory submission of travel, contact and quarantine information via ArriveCAN.
    Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website, and Public Health Canada’s website.
    Individuals can use the online tool, “Find out if you can travel to Canada” on the Government of Canada website to find out if they may be eligible to enter Canada.
    Passengers without a valid test result will be denied boarding or entry. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you will be required to quarantine for 14 days quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply.
    Further details are available on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    All travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN (App or website), within 72 hours before your arrival in Canada. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan, COVID-19 symptom self-assessment and vaccine information. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website.
    If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate. International flights are operating at 9 airports:
    • Calgary International Airport (YYC)
    • Edmonton International Airport (YEG)
    • Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)
    • Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL)

    • Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW)
    • Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)
    • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
    • Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
    • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)
    • You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information:
    • British Airways (1 800 247 9297)
    • Air Canada (1 888 246 2262)
    • Air Transat (1 877 872 6728)
    • WestJet (1 888 937 8538)
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Canada’s COVID-19 Cruise ship travel page.
    If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire, find out what to do if you are a visitor, temporary worker or student.
    Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. You must:
    • plan your travel so you arrive and depart from the same airport within 24 hours (Domestic transfers are not permitted)
    • check your baggage through to a destination outside Canada
    • ensure connections occur on the same day at all Canadian airports except Toronto Pearson (YYZ)
    Overnight connections are not possible at:
    • Montréal-Trudeau (YUL)
    • Calgary International (YYC)
    • Vancouver International (YVR)
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on the Transiting Through Canada webpage.
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) see Entry requirements, unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
    , or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation.
    In addition to the mandatory pre-departure tests, travellers arriving in Canada by land and air are required to take an additional test on arrival and a further test on Day 8 of their 14 day self-isolation period.
    Check if you qualify for the
    fully vaccinated exemption. If you qualify for the exemption you are exempt from the Day 8 test. Most fully vaccinated travellers won’t need to take an arrival test. However, you may be randomly selected for the border testing surveillance programme upon arrival in Canada. If selected, you must take the test or you will be subject to quarantine and penalties/fines. You do not need to quarantine while awaiting test results. Further information is available on
    Public Health Canada’s website. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the
    Health Canada website.
    *Quarantine requirements: Air travellers are no longer required to book and stay in a government-authorised hotel.
    Fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada are no longer required to quarantine on arrival. You must have received the full series of a vaccine — or a combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada
    at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Fully vaccinated travellers will still be required to produce a valid pre-departure test, take a test on arrival if selected to do so, and produce a quarantine plan, as well as be prepared to quarantine in case it is determined at the border that you do not meet the necessary requirements. You will also be required upload relevant information and documentation to the
    ArriveCAN
    (App or website) prior to arrival in Canada. Further details are available on
    Public Health Canada’s website.
    If you are not exempt you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. You must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly relatives or failing to have a set destination. If you have symptoms or an unsuitable quarantine plan, follow the directions provided by the government representative.
    Further details are available on the
    COVID-19 entering Canada as a fully vaccinated traveller webpage.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Canada: To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include:
    • a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible
    • closure of some public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres in affected cities and regions
    • curfew or closure of bars and restaurants in affected cities and regions
    • some public transport offering only a limited service
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings
    *Public spaces and services: Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public or enclosed spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.
    Check guidance for each province.

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    21.09.2021
  • Canada Fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel on specific dates:

    • August 9, 2021: American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, currently residing in and arriving from the United States, and who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption
    • August 9, 2021: French citizens who currently reside in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon and who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption
    • September 7, 2021: All other foreign nationals who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption.

    To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you must:

    • be eligible to enter Canada on the specific date you enter
    • have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19
    • have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines
    • have received your last dose at least 14 days prior to the day you enter Canada
      • Example: if your last dose was anytime on Thursday July 1st, then Friday July 16th would be the first day that you meet the 14 day condition
    • upload your proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
    • meet all other entry requirements (for example, pre-entry test)

    Accepted COVID-19 vaccines in Canada

    • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
    • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
    • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
    • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)

    Vaccines not currently accepted for fully vaccinated status in Canada:

    • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
    • Cansino (Convidecia, Ad5-nCoV)
    • Gamalaya (Sputnik V, Gam-Covid-Vac)
    • Sinopharm (BBIBP-CorV, Sinopharm-Wuhan)
    • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)
    • Vector Institute (EpiVacCorona)
    • Other

    The list of accepted vaccines may expand in the future.

    Certified translations

    If you received your vaccines outside Canada, it’s still accepted but proof of vaccination must be uploaded digitally in ArriveCAN and must only be in French or English, or certified translation into French or English.

    https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada#determine-fully

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    08.09.2021
  • Canada Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Canada: From 7 September 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals are eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism; however, these individuals must:
    be fully vaccinated: a traveller must have received, and show proof of, the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).
    have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or their arrival at the land border crossing, or a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days before departure to Canada. Antigen tests, often called “rapid tests” are not accepted;
    • be asymptomatic;
    submit their mandatory information via ArriveCAN
    (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan in case it is determined at the border that you do not meet the necessary requirements;
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • take a test on arrival, if selected.
    There are no changes to testing and quarantine requirements for travellers who are not fully vaccinated but eligible to enter Canada by right, including Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate and extended family, temporary foreign workers and most international students. They are still subject to quarantine, all testing requirements (pre-arrival, upon arrival/day 1 and on day 8) and the mandatory submission of travel, contact and quarantine information via ArriveCAN.
    Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website, and Public Health Canada’s website.
    Individuals can use the online tool, “Find out if you can travel to Canada” on the Government of Canada website to find out if they may be eligible to enter Canada. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999.
    Passengers without a valid test result will be denied boarding or entry. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you will be required to quarantine for 14 days quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply.
    Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    All travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN (App or website), within 72 hours before your arrival in Canada. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan, COVID-19 symptom self-assessment and vaccine information. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website.
    If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate. Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. International flights will be permitted to land at four additional airports (Halifax, Quebec City, Ottawa and Winnipeg) in the coming weeks. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.
    You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information:
    • British Airways (1 800 247 9297)
    • Air Canada (1 888 246 2262)
    • Air Transat (1 877 872 6728)
    • WestJet (1 888 937 8538)
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire, see the guidance on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. You must:
    • plan your travel so you arrive and depart from the same airport within 24 hours (Domestic transfers are not permitted)
    • must check their baggage through to a destination outside Canada
    • connections must occur on the same day at all Canadian airports except Toronto Pearson (YYZ)
    Overnight connections are not possible at:
    • Montréal-Trudeau (YUL)
    • Calgary International (YYC)
    • Vancouver International (YVR)
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) see Entry requirements, unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline, Transport Canada, or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival
    All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation. In addition to the mandatory pre-departure tests, travellers arriving in Canada by land and air are required to take an additional test on arrival and a further test on Day 8 of their 14 day self-isolation period.
    If you qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption you are exempt from the Day 8 test. Most fully vaccinated travellers won’t need to take an arrival test. However, you may be randomly selected for the border testing surveillance programme upon arrival in Canada. If you are selected for testing, complete your on-arrival test. You do not need to quarantine while awaiting test results. If selected, you must take the test or you will be subject to quarantine and penalties/fines. Further information is available on Public Health Canada’s website. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.
    For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website.
    *Quarantine requirements: Air travellers are no longer required to reserve, prior to departure to Canada, a 3 night stay in a government-authorised hotel. Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website.
    Fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada are no longer required to quarantine on arrival. You must have received the full series of a vaccine — or a combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada.
    Fully vaccinated travellers will still be required to produce a valid pre-departure test, take a test on arrival, and produce a quarantine plan, as well as be prepared to quarantine in case it is determined at the border that they do not meet the necessary requirements. You will also be required upload relevant information and documentation to the ArriveCAN
    (App or website) prior to arrival in Canada. Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website.
    If you are not exempt you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if fail to comply. You must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly relatives or failing to have a set destination. If you have symptoms or an unsuitable quarantine plan, follow the directions provided by the government representative.
    Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website.


    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Canada: To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include:
    • a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible
    • closure of some public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres in affected cities and regions
    • curfew or closure of bars and restaurants in affected cities and regions
    • some public transport offering only a limited service
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings
    *Public spaces and services: Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public or enclosed spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.
    Check guidance for each province.

    Read more
    08.09.2021
  • Canada Canadian travelers will need to be vaccinated
    Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra has today announced that all air commercial travelers will soon have to be vaccinated (that would of course include flight crews working in the airline industry). This will also apply to cruise ship passengers and those on trains between provinces

    “As soon as possible in the Fall and no later than the end of October, the Government of Canada will require employees in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation sectors to be vaccinated. The vaccination requirement will also extend to certain travelers. This includes all commercial air travelers.”

    Read more
    14.08.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Canadian authorities extend ban on arriving passenger flights from India until 21 September because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 09.08.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Canada: The Canadian authorities are barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals, including British nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families: and to fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents from 9 August 2021, and from elsewhere from 7 September 2021. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website. Individuals can use the online tool, “Find out if you can travel to Canada” on the Government of Canada website to find out if they may be eligible to enter Canada. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999.
    The Canadian government requires all travellers aged five and above arriving in Canada by land or air to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border crossing. Passengers without a negative test will be denied boarding or entry. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of your mandatory 14-day quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply.
    Alternatively, travellers must provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test taken between 14 and 90 days before their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border crossing.
    Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    All travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app within 72 hours before your arrival in Canada. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan, COVID-19 symptom self-assessment and vaccine information. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website. If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. International flights will be permitted to land at four additional airports (Halifax, Quebec City, Ottawa and Winnipeg) in the coming weeks. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.
    You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information:
    • British Airways (1 800 247 9297)
    • Air Canada (1 888 246 2262)
    • Air Transat (1 877 872 6728)
    • WestJet (1 888 937 8538)
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire, see the guidance on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. A person ‘in transit’ means that they:
    • arrive and depart from the same airport within a reasonable time frame (the Canadian authorities advise this means as short as possible, and certainly less than 24 hours)
    • remain on the air side or sterile area of the airport
    • do not have to go through Customs and formally enter Canada and pick up their bags so they can take their next flight
    • do not move between terminals at an airport, unless they can do so without going through Customs and formally entering Canada
    • do not take a domestic flight to get to another airport so they can catch their next international flight
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) , unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline, Transport Canada, or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation.
    In addition to the mandatory pre-departure tests unless exempt, all travellers arriving in Canada by land and air are required to take an additional test on arrival and a further test on Day 8 of their 14 day self-isolation period.
    You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.
    For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website.
    *Quarantine requirements: Unless exempt, everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. You must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.
    Unless exempt, air travellers are required to reserve, prior to departure to Canada, a 3 night stay in a government-authorised hotel at their own expense. From 12.01 EDT on 9 August, this will cease to be a requirement. Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website.
    From 11:59pm EDT on 5 July, fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada will no longer be required to quarantine on arrival or complete a Day 8 test. They must have received the full series of a vaccine — or a combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada;
    Fully vaccinated travellers will still be required produce a valid pre-departure test, take a test on arrival, and produce a quarantine plan, as well as be prepared to quarantine in case it is determined at the border that they do not meet the necessary requirements. They will also be required upload relevant information and documentation to the ArriveCAN app prior to arrival in Canada. Further details are available onPublic Health Canada’s website.
    The Government of Canada has announced that there will be new entry rules for fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents from 9 August 2021, and for fully vaccinated travellers from elsewhere from 7 September 2021. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Canada: To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include:
    • a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible
    • closure of some public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres in affected cities and regions
    • curfew or closure of bars and restaurants in affected cities and regions
    • some public transport offering only a limited service
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings
    *Public spaces and services: Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public or enclosed spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.
    Check guidance for each province.

    Read more
    12.08.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Travelers from New Brunswick must self-isolate upon arrival in Nova Scotia; protest blocks section of Trans-Canada Highway (CBC, 23.06.2021). Canadian authorities lift ban for travelers from Pakistan (CIC News, 21.06.2021). Canadian government extends its ban on nonessential travel from U.S. until 21 July (Reuters, 18.06.2021). Canadian government extends suspension of direct flights from India until 21 July (Hindustan Times, 21.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Canada: The Canadian authorities are barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals, including British nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families: and to fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents from 9 August 2021, and from elsewhere from 7 September 2021. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.

    Individuals can use the online tool, “Find out if you can travel to Canada” on the Government of Canada website
    to find out if they may be eligible to enter Canada. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website
    or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999.
    The Canadian government requires all travellers aged five and above arriving in Canada by land or air to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border crossing. Passengers without a negative test will be denied boarding or entry. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of your mandatory 14-day quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply.
    Alternatively, travellers must provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test taken between 14 and 90 days before their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border crossing.
    Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    All travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app within 72 hours before your arrival in Canada. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan, COVID-19 symptom self-assessment and vaccine information. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website
    .
    If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. International flights will be permitted to land at four additional airports (Halifax, Quebec City, Ottawa and Winnipeg) in the coming weeks. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.
    You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information:
    • British Airways (1 800 247 9297)
    • Air Canada (1 888 246 2262)
    • Air Transat (1 877 872 6728)
    • WestJet (1 888 937 8538)
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website
    .
    If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire, see the guidance on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website
    .
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. A person ‘in transit’ means that they:
    • arrive and depart from the same airport within a reasonable time frame (the Canadian authorities advise this means as short as possible, and certainly less than 24 hours)
    • remain on the air side or sterile area of the airport
    • do not have to go through Customs and formally enter Canada and pick up their bags so they can take their next flight
    • do not move between terminals at an airport, unless they can do so without going through Customs and formally entering Canada
    • do not take a domestic flight to get to another airport so they can catch their next international flight
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website
    .
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) , unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline, Transport Canada
    , or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation.
    In addition to the mandatory pre-departure tests unless exempt, all travellers arriving in Canada by land and air are required to take an additional test on arrival and a further test on Day 8 of their 14 day self-isolation period.
    You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.
    For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website.
    *Quarantine requirements: Unless exempt, everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. You must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.
    Unless exempt, air travellers are required to reserve, prior to departure to Canada, a 3 night stay in a government-authorised hotel at their own expense. From 12.01 EDT on 9 August, this will cease to be a requirement. Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website.
    From 11:59pm EDT on 5 July, fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada will no longer be required to quarantine on arrival or complete a Day 8 test. They must have received the full series of a vaccine — or a combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada
    at least 14 days prior to entering Canada;
    Fully vaccinated travellers will still be required produce a valid pre-departure test, take a test on arrival, and produce a quarantine plan, as well as be prepared to quarantine in case it is determined at the border that they do not meet the necessary requirements. They will also be required upload relevant information and documentation to the ArriveCAN app prior to arrival in Canada. Further details are available onPublic Health Canada’s website .
    The Government of Canada has announced that there will be new entry rules for fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents from 9 August 2021, and for fully vaccinated travellers from elsewhere from 7 September 2021. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Canada: To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include:
    • a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible
    • closure of some public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres in affected cities and regions
    • curfew or closure of bars and restaurants in affected cities and regions
    • some public transport offering only a limited service
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings
    *Public spaces and services: Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public or enclosed spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.
    Check guidance for each province.

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    08.08.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Travelers from New Brunswick must self-isolate upon arrival in Nova Scotia; protest blocks section of Trans-Canada Highway (CBC, 23.06.2021). Canadian authorities lift ban for travelers from Pakistan (CIC News, 21.06.2021). Canadian government extends its ban on nonessential travel from U.S. until 21 July (Reuters, 18.06.2021). Canadian government extends suspension of direct flights from India until 21 July (Hindustan Times, 21.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Canada: The Canadian authorities are barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals, including British nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families. Individuals can use the online tool, “Find out if you can travel to Canada” on the Government of Canada website
    to find out if they may be eligible to enter Canada. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999.
    The Canadian government requires all travellers aged five and above arriving in Canada by land or air to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border crossing. Passengers without a negative test will be denied boarding or entry. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of your mandatory 14-day quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply.
    Alternatively, travellers must provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test taken between 14 and 90 days before their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border crossing.
    Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website .
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    All travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app within 72 hours before your arrival in Canada. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan, COVID-19 symptom self-assessment and vaccine information. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the
    Public Health Agency of Canada’s website.If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.
    You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information:
    • British Airways (1 800 247 9297)
    • Air Canada (1 888 246 2262)
    • Air Transat (1 877 872 6728)
    • WestJet (1 888 937 8538)
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on
    Transport Canada’s website.
    If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire, see the guidance on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website .
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. A person ‘in transit’ means that they:
    • arrive and depart from the same airport within a reasonable time frame (the Canadian authorities advise this means as short as possible, and certainly less than 24 hours)
    • remain on the air side or sterile area of the airport
    • do not have to go through Customs and formally enter Canada and pick up their bags so they can take their next flight
    • do not move between terminals at an airport, unless they can do so without going through Customs and formally entering Canada
    • do not take a domestic flight to get to another airport so they can catch their next international flight
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on
    Transport Canada’s website
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline,
    Transport Canada, or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation.
    In addition to the mandatory pre-departure tests unless exempt, all travellers arriving in Canada by land and air are required to take an additional test on arrival and a further test on Day 8 of their 14 day self-isolation period.
    You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.
    For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website.
    *Quarantine requirements: Unless exempt, everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. You must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.
    Unless exempt, air travellers are required to reserve, prior to departure to Canada, a 3 night stay in a government-authorised hotel at their own expense. Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website and on Transport Canada’s website.
    From 11:59pm EDT on 5 July, fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada will no longer be required to quarantine on arrival or complete a Day 8 test. They must have received the full series of a vaccine — or a combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada;
    Fully vaccinated travellers will still be required produce a valid pre-departure test, take a test on arrival, and produce a quarantine plan, as well as be prepared to quarantine in case it is determined at the border that they do not meet the necessary requirements. They will also be required upload relevant information and documentation to the ArriveCAN app prior to arrival in Canada. Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website.
    The Government of Canada has announced that there will be new entry rules for fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents from 9 August 2021, and from elsewhere from 7 September 2021. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.


    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Canada: To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include:
    • a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible
    • closure of some public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres in affected cities and regions
    • curfew or closure of bars and restaurants in affected cities and regions
    • some public transport offering only a limited service
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings
    *Public spaces and services: Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public or enclosed spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.
    Check guidance for each province.

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    28.07.2021
  • Canada 1. Until 21 July 2021, flights from India are suspended.

    2. Until 21 July 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. -This does not apply to: – nationals of Canada; – dual nationals of Canada with a Special Authorization approval email;
    – permanent residents of Canada; – persons registered under Canada�s Indian Act with the Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) or the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS); –
    passengers with a Canadian Refugee Travel Document or a Single Journey Document for Resettlement to Canada; – immediate family members of nationals of Canada, of permanent
    residents of Canada and of persons registered under Canada�s Indian Act. They must stay for at least 15 days and have a quarantine plan; – extended family members of nationals of
    Canada, of permanent residents of Canada and of persons registered under Canada�s Indian Act. They must stay for at least 15 days, have a quarantine plan, and have a written
    authorization issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC); – passengers with an authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC); – passengers with a
    letter of authorization from the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH); – passengers arriving directly from the USA and traveling on an essential purpose listed on
    https://tinyurl.com/4absxrpa ; – passengers with a study permit or a post-graduation work permit, issued by Canada. They must be attending a designated learning institution (DLI)
    with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory; – passengers with approved permanent residence in Canada if the Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) was
    issued on or before March 18, 2020; – members of the Canadian forces traveling on duty, and their immediate family members; – nationals of France who live in Saint-Pierre and
    Miquelon and who only been in Canada, the US or Saint-Pierre and Miquelon in the past 14 days; – more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/s4tbrc8 . 3.Passengers and
    airline crew must submit their information electronically, at most 72 hours before arrival, through the ArriveCAN app or the website
    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html

    4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E
    gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA,
    RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS. – Test results issued in India are not accepted. – This does not apply to: – passengers younger than 5 years; – passengers with a positive
    COVID-19 test taken at least 15 days and at most 90 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of
    the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR,
    sequencing and WGS.

    5. Passengers must arrive at Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) or Vancouver (YVR). – This does not apply to passengers arriving on direct flights from St. Pierre and
    Miquelon.

    6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days; details can be found at
    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/covid-19-information-essential-service-workers.html

    7. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 molecular test on day 1 and day 8 after arrival. – This does not apply to: – passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 15
    days and at most 90 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of
    Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS; –
    residents of Point Roberts in Washington in the USA entering Canada to return to their place of residence; – passengers who are members of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force
    traveling on duty; – more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y33jxz4f

    8. Passengers must have a confirmed hotel reservation for 3 nights. The booking can be made at http://tinyurl.com/rfcycslb – This does not apply to passengers who are members of
    the Canadian Forces or a visiting force traveling on duty; – more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y33jxz4f

    9. All travel restrictions may be prolonged as necessary for public health reasons.

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    23.06.2021
  • Canada The border between the US & Canada continues to be closed through at least March 21, 2021, though it’s highly likely the closure will be extended beyond that.

    Canadians continue to be able to vacation in the US (if they want), while the opposite isn’t true. However, Canadians do have to undergo a significant testing and quarantine regime to return home from abroad.

    With the Canadian government trying to restrict international travel as much as possible, it seems likely that current restrictions will remain in place.

    Onemileatatime.com

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    23.02.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Officials extend COVID-19-related border closure with the US through March 21 (Garda, 22.02.2021). Toronto extends COVID-19 lockdown until 8 March (AP, 19.02.2021). Travelers to country must quarantine at hotel starting 22 February (AP, 12.02.2021). Government further restricts non-essential travel in, out of country; negative COVID-19 test required 72 hours before entry (Wish TV, 09.02.2021). Stay-at-home orders extended in several parts of Ontario until 22 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 08.02.2021). Government to make hotel quarantine compulsory for inbound travelers; international flights to be rerouted to YUL, YYZ, YYC and YVR (ITHIJ, 02.02.2021). Canada warns against nonessential travel to some areas in country, advises caution because of unsettled political situation (DIAFT, 02.02.2021). Canada’s major airlines to suspend all flights to Mexico, Caribbean from 31 January until 30 April (Reuters, 29.01.2021).

    International Restrictions: Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
    *Entry to Canada: The Canadian authorities are barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals, including British nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families provided they remain in Canada for 15 days or more. Anyone arriving in Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days, and have a credible self-isolation plan. Immediate and extended family members planning to stay for less than 15 days must be travelling for an essential purpose. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999.
    The Canadian government requires all passengers aged five and above to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling by air from another country to Canada. Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to coming to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of boarding a flight to Canada. Passengers without a negative test will be denied boarding. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of your mandatory 14-day quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply.
    Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.
    From 15 February, travellers arriving by land, with some exceptions, will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken in the United States within 72 hours of arrival, or a positive test taken 14 to 90 days prior to arrival. Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    Air travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app before they board their flight. From 22 February, this will also apply to travellers arriving by land. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website and on Transport Canada’s website.
    If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate. Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. From 31 January to 30 April 2021, Air Canada, WestJet, Air Transat and Sunwing have suspended all flights to the Caribbean. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information:
    • British Airways (1 800 247 9297)
    • Air Canada (1 888 246 2262)
    • Air Transat (1 877 872 6728)
    • WestJet (1 888 937 8538)
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 28 February 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire, see the guidance on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. A person ‘in transit’ means that they:
    • arrive and depart from the same airport within a reasonable time frame (the Canadian authorities advise this means as short as possible, and certainly less than 24 hours)
    • remain on the air side or sterile area of the airport
    • do not have to go through Customs and formally enter Canada and pick up their bags so they can take their next flight
    • do not move between terminals at an airport, unless they can do so without going through Customs and formally entering Canada
    • do not take a domestic flight to get to another airport so they can catch their next international flight
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) see Entry requirements, unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline, Transport Canada, or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrive in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions.
    In addition to the mandatory pre-departure tests, from 22 February, all travellers arriving in Canada by land and air, with some exceptions, will be required to take an additional test on arrival, and another toward the end of the 14 day self-isolation period. International travellers arriving at Toronto Pearson airport are already required to take an additional COVID-19 test on arrival. Further details are available on the Government of Ontario’s website.
    You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. You must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.
    Authorities in Alberta are piloting a voluntary testing scheme for travellers arriving in Canada at Calgary airport or via the Coutts land border crossing from the US, to shorten time spent in self-isolation. Further details are available on the Government of Alberta’s website. The scheme will be suspended upon introduction of mandatory testing on arrival from 22 February.
    With limited exceptions, air travellers arriving from 22 February will be required to reserve, prior to departure to Canada, a 3 night stay in a government-authorised hotel at their own expense. Travellers will be able to book their government-authorised stay starting 18 February 2021. Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website and on Transport Canada’s website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Canada: To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include:
    • a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible
    • closure of some public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres in affected cities and regions
    • curfew or closure of bars and restaurants in affected cities and regions
    • some public transport offering only a limited service
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings
    *Public spaces and services: Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public or enclosed spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province.

    Read more
    22.02.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Travelers to country must quarantine at hotel starting 22 February (AP, 12.02.2021). Government further restricts non-essential travel in, out of country; negative COVID-19 test required 72 hours before entry (Wish TV, 09.02.2021). Stay-at-home orders extended in several parts of Ontario until 22 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 08.02.2021). Government to make hotel quarantine compulsory for inbound travelers; international flights to be rerouted to YUL, YYZ, YYC and YVR (ITHIJ, 02.02.2021). Canada warns against nonessential travel to some areas in country, advises caution because of unsettled political situation (DIAFT, 02.02.2021). Canada’s major airlines to suspend all flights to Mexico, Caribbean from 31 January until 30 April (Reuters, 29.01.2021).

    International Restrictions: Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
    *Entry to Canada: The Canadian authorities are barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals, including British nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families provided they remain in Canada for 15 days or more. Anyone arriving in Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days, and have a credible self-isolation plan. Immediate and extended family members planning to stay for less than 15 days must be travelling for an essential purpose. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999.
    The Canadian government requires all passengers aged five and above to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling by air from another country to Canada. Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to coming to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of boarding a flight to Canada. Passengers without a negative test will be denied boarding. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of your mandatory 14-day quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply.
    Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.
    From 15 February, travellers arriving by land, with some exceptions, will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken in the United States within 72 hours of arrival, or a positive test taken 14 to 90 days prior to arrival. Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    Air travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app before they board their flight. From 22 February, this will also apply to travellers arriving by land. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website and on Transport Canada’s website.
    If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate. Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. From 31 January to 30 April 2021, Air Canada, WestJet, Air Transat and Sunwing have suspended all flights to the Caribbean. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information:
    • British Airways (1 800 247 9297)
    • Air Canada (1 888 246 2262)
    • Air Transat (1 877 872 6728)
    • WestJet (1 888 937 8538)
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 28 February 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire, see the guidance on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. A person ‘in transit’ means that they:
    • arrive and depart from the same airport within a reasonable time frame (the Canadian authorities advise this means as short as possible, and certainly less than 24 hours)
    • remain on the air side or sterile area of the airport
    • do not have to go through Customs and formally enter Canada and pick up their bags so they can take their next flight
    • do not move between terminals at an airport, unless they can do so without going through Customs and formally entering Canada
    • do not take a domestic flight to get to another airport so they can catch their next international flight
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) see Entry requirements, unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline, Transport Canada, or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrive in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions.
    In addition to the mandatory pre-departure tests, from 22 February, all travellers arriving in Canada by land and air, with some exceptions, will be required to take an additional test on arrival, and another toward the end of the 14 day self-isolation period. International travellers arriving at Toronto Pearson airport are already required to take an additional COVID-19 test on arrival. Further details are available on the Government of Ontario’s website.
    You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. You must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.
    Authorities in Alberta are piloting a voluntary testing scheme for travellers arriving in Canada at Calgary airport or via the Coutts land border crossing from the US, to shorten time spent in self-isolation. Further details are available on the Government of Alberta’s website. The scheme will be suspended upon introduction of mandatory testing on arrival from 22 February.
    With limited exceptions, air travellers arriving from 22 February will be required to reserve, prior to departure to Canada, a 3 night stay in a government-authorised hotel at their own expense. Travellers will be able to book their government-authorised stay starting 18 February 2021. Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website and on Transport Canada’s website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Canada: To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include:
    • a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible
    • closure of some public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres in affected cities and regions
    • curfew or closure of bars and restaurants in affected cities and regions
    • some public transport offering only a limited service
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings
    *Public spaces and services: Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public or enclosed spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province.

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    13.02.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Government further restricts non-essential travel in, out of country; negative COVID-19 test required 72 hours before entry (Wish TV, 09.02.2021). Stay-at-home orders extended in several parts of Ontario until 22 February because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 08.02.2021). Government to make hotel quarantine compulsory for inbound travelers; international flights to be rerouted to YUL, YYZ, YYC and YVR (ITHIJ, 02.02.2021). Canada warns against nonessential travel to some areas in country, advises caution because of unsettled political situation (DIAFT, 02.02.2021). Canada’s major airlines to suspend all flights to Mexico, Caribbean from 31 January until 30 April (Reuters, 29.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
    *Entry to Canada: The Canadian authorities are barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals, including British nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families provided they remain in Canada for 15 days or more. Anyone arriving in Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days, and have a credible self-isolation plan. Immediate and extended family members planning to stay for less than 15 days must be travelling for an essential purpose. Further details are available on a href=”https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-special-measures.html”>Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999.
    From 7 January, the Canadian government is requiring all passengers aged five and above to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling by air from another country to Canada. Pre-departure testing will not replace the quarantine measures described above, which remain in place. Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to coming to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of boarding a flight to Canada. Passengers without a negative test will be denied boarding. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of your mandatory 14-day quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply. Further details are available on a href=”https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2020/12/pre-departure-covid-19-testing-and-negative-results-for-air-travellers-coming-to-canada.html”>Transport Canada’s website.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Air travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app before they board their flight. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website and onTransport Canada’s website
    The Canadian government is planning additional border measures. Transport Canada has issued updated guidance for people planning to travel to Canada
    in the near future. We will continue to update travel advice as details become available. If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. From 31 January to 30 April 2021, Air Canada, WestJet, Air Transat and Sunwing have suspended all flights to the Caribbean. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website
    .
    You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information:
    • British Airways (1 800 247 9297)
    • Air Canada (1 888 246 2262)
    • Air Transat (1 877 872 6728)
    • WestJet (1 888 937 8538)
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 28 February 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire, see the guidance on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. A person ‘in transit’ means that they:
    • arrive and depart from the same airport within a reasonable time frame (the Canadian authorities advise this means as short as possible, and certainly less than 24 hours)
    • remain on the air side or sterile area of the airport
    • do not have to go through Customs and formally enter Canada and pick up their bags so they can take their next flight
    • do not move between terminals at an airport, unless they can do so without going through Customs and formally entering Canada
    • do not take a domestic flight to get to another airport so they can catch their next international flight
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website
    .
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) see Entry requirements, unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline, Transport Canada
    , or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrive in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions.
    In addition to the mandatory pre-departure test for travellers arriving in Canada by air, from 1 February 2021 all international passengers flying into Toronto Pearson airport are required to take a further COVID-19 test on arrival. Further details are available on the Government of Ontario’s website.
    You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.
    Authorities in Alberta are piloting a voluntary testing scheme for travellers arriving in Canada at Calgary airport or via the Coutts land border crossing from the US. Further details are available on the Government of Alberta’s website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Canada: To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include:
    • a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible
    • closure of some public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres in affected cities and regions
    • curfew or closure of bars and restaurants in affected cities and regions
    • some public transport offering only a limited service
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings
    *Public spaces and services: Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public or enclosed spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province.

    Read more
    12.02.2021
  • Canada Non-essential travellers entering Canada through the land border will soon need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before arrival, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today.

    “As of Feb.15, when you return to Canada through a land border, you’ll need to show a 72-hour PCR test, just like air travel,” Trudeau said today during his regular morning media briefing outside Rideau Cottage.

    The prime minister said border officers can’t legally deny entry to Canadians, but those who show up without proof of a test could face fines of up to $3,000.

    “What we can do is in cases of no test to show [is] apply a stiff penalty, a fine and demand and ensure a rapid and complete followup to make sure that they are getting tested, that they are being properly quarantined, that they are not putting at risk the safety of other Canadians by returning home without a clear negative test,” Trudeau said.

    Most of the people who cross into Canada are actually exempt from quarantine, largely because they are considered essential workers.

    The Canada Border Services Agency said that between March 31, 2020 and Jan. 24, 2021, close to 8.7 million travellers came to Canada; 74 per cent of them were exempt from the 14-day quarantine measures. The number is even higher at the land border alone: 92 per cent of those crossing the border were exempt during that time period.

    About 4.3 million travellers — almost half the overall number — were truck drivers, said the border agency.

    Read more
    10.02.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Canada’s major airlines to suspend all flights to Mexico, Caribbean from 31 January until 30 April (Reuters, 29.01.2021). Central Mountain Air suspends flights in Fort St John, British Columbia, until 1 March because of COVID-19 (EnergeticCa, 16.01.2021). Canadian government extends border closure with U.S. until at least 21 February (CBC, 12.01.2021). Province wide 8 p.m. curfew begins on 9 January in Quebec (AP, 07.01.2021). Manitoba officials warn against non-essential travel outside province because of new COVID-19 variant (winnipeg.ctvnews, 04.01.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    **Entry to Canada: The Canadian authorities are barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals, including British nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families provided they remain in Canada for 15 days or more. Anyone arriving in Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days, and have a credible self-isolation plan. Immediate and extended family members planning to stay for less than 15 days must be travelling for an essential purpose. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999. From 7 January, the Canadian government is requiring all passengers aged five and above to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling by air from another country to Canada. Pre-departure testing will not replace the quarantine measures described above, which remain in place. Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to coming to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of boarding a flight to Canada. Passengers without a negative test will be denied boarding. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of your mandatory 14-day quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply. Further details are available onTransport Canada’s website.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    Air travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app before they board their flight. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website and onTransport Canada’s website If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate. Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. From 31 January to 30 April 2021, Air Canada, WestJet, Air Transat and Sunwing have suspended all flights to the Caribbean. Further details are available onTransport Canada’s website.
    You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information: • Air Canada (1 888 246 2262); • Air Transat (1 877 872 6728); • WestJet (1 888 937 8538).
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 28 February 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available onTransport Canada’s website.
    If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire, see the guidance on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website .
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. A person ‘in transit’ means that they: • arrive and depart from the same airport within a reasonable time frame (the Canadian authorities advise this means as short as possible, and certainly less than 24 hours); • remain on the air side or sterile area of the airport; • do not have to go through Customs and formally enter Canada and pick up their bags so they can take their next flight; • do not move between terminals at an airport, unless they can do so without going through Customs and formally entering Canada; • do not take a domestic flight to get to another airport so they can catch their next international flight.
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available onTransport Canada’s website .
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline, Transport Canada, or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrive in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. In addition to the mandatory pre-departure test for travellers arriving in Canada by air, from 1 February 2021 all international passengers flying into Toronto Pearson airport are required to take a further COVID-19 test on arrival. Further details are available on theGovernment of Ontario’s website.
    You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.
    Authorities in Alberta are piloting a voluntary testing scheme for travellers arriving in Canada at Calgary airport or via the Coutts land border crossing from the US. Further details are available on theGovernment of Alberta’s website .

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Canada: To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include:
    • a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible;
    • closure of some public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres in affected cities and regions;
    • curfew or closure of bars and restaurants in affected cities and regions;
    • some public transport offering only a limited service;
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings.
    *Public spaces and services: Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public or enclosed spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province.

    Read more
    01.02.2021
  • Canada Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing, and Air Transat have all agreed to cancel all Sun Destination flights to holiday destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean from January 31 through April 30, 2021.

    Starting on Thursday next week (February 4, 2021), all passenger flights from the United States must land at four airports (Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, and Montreal).

    Canada plans soon test all arrivals with PCR-RT tests and quarantine them at the passengers’ expense for three days or longer at designated hotels with an expected cost of more than C$2,000. Those that test negative need to then quarantine for the rest of the two weeks at their homes.

    Here’s what CBC reports:

    The prime minister said the government will soon introducing mandatory PCR testing at the airport for people returning to Canada “as soon as possible in the coming weeks.” That’s on top of the pre-boarding test already required.

    Travellers will then have to wait up to three days at a government-approved hotel for their test results, at their own expense, which Trudeau said is expected to be more than $2,000.

    Transport Canada said there will be “very limited exceptions.”

    Those with a negative test will then be able to finish their 14-day quarantine at home, with increased surveillance. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam added that returnees will also be swabbed on day 10.

    Cbcnews.com

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    30.01.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Canadian government extends border closure with U.S. until at least 21 February (CBC, 12.01.2021). Province wide 8 p.m. curfew begins on 9 January in Quebec (AP, 07.01.2021). Manitoba officials warn against non-essential travel outside province because of new COVID-19 variant (winnipeg.ctvnews, 04.01.2021) Authorities will require air travelers ages 5 and up to test negative for COVID-19 from 7 January (Reuters, 31.12.2020). U.S. land borders with Canada, Mexico to remain closed to nonessential travel until at least 21 January 2021 (Reuters, 11.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Canada: The Canadian authorities are barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals, including British nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families provided they remain in Canada for 15 days or more. Anyone arriving in Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days, and have a credible self-isolation plan. Immediate and extended family members planning to stay for less than 15 days must be travelling for an essential purpose. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999. From 7 January, the Canadian government is requiring all passengers aged five and above to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling by air from another country to Canada. Pre-departure testing will not replace the quarantine measures described above, which remain in place. Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to coming to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test within 72 hours of boarding a flight to Canada. Passengers without a negative test will be denied boarding. If you are travelling from a country where PCR testing is unavailable you will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of your mandatory 14-day quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    Air travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app before they board their flight. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website and on Transport Canada’s website If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights.
    You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information:
    • British Airways (1 800 247 9297);
    • Air Canada (1 888 246 2262);
    • Air Transat (1 877 872 6728);
    • WestJet (1 888 937 8538).
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 28 February 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire, see the guidance on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. A person ‘in transit’ means that they:
    • arrive and depart from the same airport within a reasonable time frame (the Canadian authorities advise this means as short as possible, and certainly less than 24 hours)
    • remain on the air side or sterile area of the airport
    • do not have to go through Customs and formally enter Canada and pick up their bags so they can take their next flight
    • do not move between terminals at an airport, unless they can do so without going through Customs and formally entering Canada
    • do not take a domestic flight to get to another airport so they can catch their next international flight. Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website. The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) see hereEntry requirements, unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card). If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline, Transport Canada, or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrive in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period. Authorities in Alberta are piloting a voluntary testing scheme for travellers arriving in Canada at Calgary airport or via the Coutts land border crossing from the US. Further details are available on the Government of Alberta’s website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Canada: To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include:
    • a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible;
    • closure of some public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres in affected cities and regions;
    • curfew or closure of bars and restaurants in affected cities and regions;
    • some public transport offering only a limited service;
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings
    *Public spaces and services: Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public or enclosed spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province.

    Read more
    14.01.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Canadian government extends border closure with U.S. until at least 21 February (CBC, 12.01.2021). Province wide 8 p.m. curfew begins on 9 January in Quebec (AP, 07.01.2021). Manitoba officials warn against non-essential travel outside province because of new COVID-19 variant (winnipeg.ctvnews, 04.01.2021) Authorities will require air travelers ages 5 and up to test negative for COVID-19 from 7 January (Reuters, 31.12.2020). U.S. land borders with Canada, Mexico to remain closed to nonessential travel until at least 21 January 2021 (Reuters, 11.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Canada: The Canadian authorities are barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals, including British nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families provided they remain in Canada for 15 days or more. Anyone arriving in Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days, and have a credible self-isolation plan. Immediate and extended family members planning to stay for less than 15 days must be travelling for an essential purpose. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999. From 7 January, the Canadian government is requiring all passengers aged five and above to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling by air from another country to Canada. Pre-departure testing will not replace the quarantine measures described above, which remain in place. Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to coming to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test within 72 hours of boarding a flight to Canada. Passengers without a negative test will be denied boarding. If you are travelling from a country where PCR testing is unavailable you will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of your mandatory 14-day quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    Air travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app before they board their flight. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website and on Transport Canada’s website If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights.
    You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information:
    • British Airways (1 800 247 9297);
    • Air Canada (1 888 246 2262);
    • Air Transat (1 877 872 6728);
    • WestJet (1 888 937 8538).
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 28 February 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire, see the guidance on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. A person ‘in transit’ means that they:
    • arrive and depart from the same airport within a reasonable time frame (the Canadian authorities advise this means as short as possible, and certainly less than 24 hours)
    • remain on the air side or sterile area of the airport
    • do not have to go through Customs and formally enter Canada and pick up their bags so they can take their next flight
    • do not move between terminals at an airport, unless they can do so without going through Customs and formally entering Canada
    • do not take a domestic flight to get to another airport so they can catch their next international flight. Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website. The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) see hereEntry requirements, unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card). If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline, Transport Canada, or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrive in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period. Authorities in Alberta are piloting a voluntary testing scheme for travellers arriving in Canada at Calgary airport or via the Coutts land border crossing from the US. Further details are available on the Government of Alberta’s website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service,
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province herer

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    12.01.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Province wide 8 p.m. curfew begins on 9 January in Quebec (AP, 07.01.2021). Manitoba officials warn against non-essential travel outside province because of new COVID-19 variant (winnipeg.ctvnews, 04.01.2021) Authorities will require air travelers ages 5 and up to test negative for COVID-19 from 7 January (Reuters, 31.12.2020). U.S. land borders with Canada, Mexico to remain closed to nonessential travel until at least 21 January 2021 (Reuters, 11.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Canada: The Canadian authorities are barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals, including British nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families provided they remain in Canada for 15 days or more. Anyone arriving in Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days, and have a credible self-isolation plan. Immediate and extended family members planning to stay for less than 15 days must be travelling for an essential purpose. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999. From 7 January, the Canadian government is requiring all passengers aged five and above to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling by air from another country to Canada. Pre-departure testing will not replace the quarantine measures described above, which remain in place. Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to coming to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test within 72 hours of boarding a flight to Canada. Passengers without a negative test will be denied boarding. If you are travelling from a country where PCR testing is unavailable you will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of your mandatory 14-day quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    Air travellers whose final destination is Canada are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app before they board their flight. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website and on Transport Canada’s website If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights.
    You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information:
    • British Airways (1 800 247 9297);
    • Air Canada (1 888 246 2262);
    • Air Transat (1 877 872 6728);
    • WestJet (1 888 937 8538).
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 28 February 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire, see the guidance on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. A person ‘in transit’ means that they:
    • arrive and depart from the same airport within a reasonable time frame (the Canadian authorities advise this means as short as possible, and certainly less than 24 hours)
    • remain on the air side or sterile area of the airport
    • do not have to go through Customs and formally enter Canada and pick up their bags so they can take their next flight
    • do not move between terminals at an airport, unless they can do so without going through Customs and formally entering Canada
    • do not take a domestic flight to get to another airport so they can catch their next international flight. Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website. The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) see hereEntry requirements, unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card). If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline, Transport Canada, or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrive in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period. Authorities in Alberta are piloting a voluntary testing scheme for travellers arriving in Canada at Calgary airport or via the Coutts land border crossing from the US. Further details are available on the Government of Alberta’s website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service,
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province herer

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    08.01.2021
  • Canada Since March 2020, Canada has been requiring a 14-day quarantine for arriving international travelers. Well, the country is now adding a further requirement, coinciding with fears of a new faster-spreading COVID-19 strain.

    International travelers need a negative test resultCanada also has a mandatory 14-day quarantineCanada’s borders are still closed to mostBottom line

    International travelers need a negative test result

    As of January 7, 2021, Canada will require international travelers arriving into Canada by air to have tested negative for COVID-19 before traveling from another country:

    The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, and must be taken within 72 hours prior to the traveler’s scheduled departure to CanadaThis applies to all travelers five years of age or older. The negative test result must be presented at the airline check-in counter prior to boarding the flight to Canada

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    03.01.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Canada: Update: Authorities will require air travelers ages 5 and up to test negative for COVID-19 from 7 January (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Government extends ban on flights from U.K. until 6 January (Global News, 23.12.2020). U.S. land borders with Canada, Mexico to remain closed to nonessential travel until at least 21 January 2021 (Reuters, 11.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Canada: The Canadian authorities are barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families provided they remain in Canada for 15 days or more. Anyone arriving in Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days, and have a credible self-isolation plan. Immediate and extended family members planning to stay for less than 15 days must be travelling for an essential purpose. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999.
    From 7 January, the Canadian government is requiring all passengers aged five and above to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling by air from another country to Canada. Pre-departure testing will not replace the quarantine measures described above, which remain in place. Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to coming to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test within 72 hours of boarding a flight to Canada. Passengers without a negative test will be denied boarding. If you are travelling from a country where PCR testing is unavailable you will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of your mandatory 14-day quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply. Further details are available on Transport Canada’s website.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    Air travellers whose final destination is Canada will be required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app before they board their flight. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website and on Transport Canada’s website If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information.
    Canada has suspended all inbound commercial and private passenger flights from the UK until 6 January. Whilst there are direct flights to the UK from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, there may be some disruption because of the suspension of incoming flights to Canada. Passengers arriving via alternative routes who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days will be subject to enhanced screening and will receive additional direction from the Government of Canada. For the most up to date information on options for flying to the UK, you should check airline websites or contact airlines directly:
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 28 February 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website. If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire, see the guidance on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. A person ‘in transit’ means that they:
    • arrive and depart from the same airport within a reasonable time frame (the Canadian authorities advise this means as short as possible, and certainly less than 24 hours)
    • remain on the air side or sterile area of the airport
    • do not have to go through Customs and formally enter Canada and pick up their bags so they can take their next flight
    • do not move between terminals at an airport, unless they can do so without going through Customs and formally entering Canada
    • do not take a domestic flight to get to another airport so they can catch their next international flight
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline, Transport Canada, or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation.
    People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrive in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions.
    You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.
    Authorities in Alberta are piloting a voluntary testing scheme for travellers arriving in Canada at Calgary airport or via the Coutts land border crossing from the US. Further details are available on the Government of Alberta’s website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service,
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province herer

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    31.12.2020
  • Canada Latest News: Government extends ban on flights from U.K. until 6 January (Global News, 23.12.2020). U.S. land borders with Canada, Mexico to remain closed to nonessential travel until at least 21 January 2021 (Reuters, 11.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Canada: The Canadian authorities are barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals, including British nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families provided they remain in Canada for 15 days or more. Anyone arriving in Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days, and have a credible self-isolation plan. Immediate and extended family members planning to stay for less than 15 days must be travelling for an essential purpose. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    From 21 November 2020, air travellers whose final destination is Canada will be required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app before they board their flight. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website and on Transport Canada’s website If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information.
    Canada has suspended all inbound commercial and private passenger flights from the UK until 6 January. Whilst there are direct flights to the UK from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, there may be some disruption because of the suspension of incoming flights to Canada. Passengers arriving via alternative routes who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days will be subject to enhanced screening and will receive additional direction from the Government of Canada. For the most up to date information on options for flying to the UK, you should check airline websites or contact airlines directly:
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 28 February 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website. If you are already in Canada and your visa has expired, or is about to expire, see the guidance on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.
    *Transiting Canada: If you’re planning to transit via Canada to reach the UK, you should be aware that exceptions apply. A person ‘in transit’ means that they:
    • arrive and depart from the same airport within a reasonable time frame (the Canadian authorities advise this means as short as possible, and certainly less than 24 hours)
    • remain on the air side or sterile area of the airport
    • do not have to go through Customs and formally enter Canada and pick up their bags so they can take their next flight
    • do not move between terminals at an airport, unless they can do so without going through Customs and formally entering Canada
    • do not take a domestic flight to get to another airport so they can catch their next international flight
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada. Passengers arriving at or departing from Canadian airports must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process, otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    If you have any further questions, you should contact your airline, Transport Canada, or your nearest Canadian high commission, embassy or consulate.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All air passengers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel, within airport terminals and to their place of self-isolation.
    People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrive in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions.
    You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.
    *Quarantine requirements: Everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.
    Authorities in Alberta are piloting a voluntary testing scheme for travellers arriving in Canada at Calgary airport or via the Coutts land border crossing from the US. Further details are available on the Government of Alberta’s website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service,
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province herer

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    23.12.2020
  • Canada Latest News: Government announces new COVID-19 rules for visitors entering the country from 21 November (Check News, 02.11.20). The government announces air travelers arriving in the country will soon have to submit their quarantine plans and contact information online before boarding their flights (Check News, 03.11.2020). U.S. borders with Canada, Mexico will remain closed to nonessential travel until 21 November (Reuters,19.10.20)

    International Restrictions:
    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families provided they remain in Canada for 15 days or more. Land borders are operating at reduced capacity and with limited hours. Anyone arriving in Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days, and have a credible self-isolation plan. Immediate and extended family members planning to stay for less than 15 days must be travelling for an essential purpose. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    From 21 November 2020, air travellers whose final destination is Canada will be required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app before they board their flight. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally. Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website and on Transport Canada’s website If you have any questions, contact the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information.
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website here .
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada.
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrive in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions.
    You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.
    Everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 28 February 2021. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service,
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province herer

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    19.11.2020
  • Canada Latest News: U.S. borders with Canada, Mexico will remain closed to nonessential travel until 21 November (Reuters,19.10.20)

    International Restrictions:
    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families provided they remain in Canada for 15 days or more. Land borders are operating at reduced capacity and with limited hours. Anyone arriving in Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days, and have a credible self-isolation plan. Immediate and extended family members planning to stay for less than 15 days must be travelling for an essential purpose. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information.
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website here .
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada.
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrive in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions.
    You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.
    Everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.

    Internal Restrictions:
    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service,
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province herer

    Read more
    21.10.2020
  • Canada Latest News: Canadian government extends border closure with U.S. because of COVID-19 concerns (ABC,14.10.2020). British Columbia authorities extend state of emergency through 13 October because of COVID-19 (TriCity News, 30.09.2020). U.S. extends border restrictions with Canada and Mexico until 21OCT20 (Travel Pulse, 18.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to temporary foreign workers, most international students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate and extended families provided they remain in Canada for 15 days or more. nyone arriving in Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days, and have a credible self-isolation plan. Immediate and extended family members planning to stay for less than 15 days must be travelling for an essential purpose. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the Canada Border Service Agency helpline: 1 800 461 9999.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Further information is available on Transport Canada’s website.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information.
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website here .
    Canadian authorities require passengers to wear a face covering on flights to and from Canada, and within airport terminals in Canada.
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrive in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions.
    You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.
    Everyone arriving in Canada is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.

    Internal Restrictions:
    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service,
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province herer

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    15.10.2020
  • Canada State of emergency extended in Nova Scotia until 23 August. (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 08.08.2020)
    Canada/US Border closure to all nonessential travel to be extended for another 30 days (CBC, 14.07.2020). Government extends mandatory quarantine until 31 August (Reuters, 30.06.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Further details and latest information are available on the Canadian government website.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information. Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/backgrounder-updated-covid-19-measures-cruise-ships-other-passenger-vessels.html].
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    All air passengers must have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their nose and mouth during travel. Passengers on all flights arriving at or departing from Canadian airport must demonstrate they have the necessary mask or face covering during the boarding process otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. You can find further information on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada.html]. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrival in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website [https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/corporate/contact-us.html]
    Everyone arriving in Canada is now legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service,
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some lo
    cal transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.
    Check guidance for each province [https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms/provincial-territorial-resources-covid-19.html]

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    08.08.2020
  • Canada Canada/US Border closure to all nonessential travel to be extended for another 30 days (CBC, 14.07.2020). Government extends mandatory quarantine until 31 August (Reuters, 30.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Further details and latest information are available on the Canadian government website.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information. Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/backgrounder-updated-covid-19-measures-cruise-ships-other-passenger-vessels.html].
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    All air passengers must have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their nose and mouth during travel. Passengers on all flights arriving at or departing from Canadian airport must demonstrate they have the necessary mask or face covering during the boarding process otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. You can find further information on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada.html]. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrival in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website [https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/corporate/contact-us.html]
    Everyone arriving in Canada is now legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service,
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.
    Check guidance for each province [https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms/provincial-territorial-resources-covid-19.html]

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    29.07.2020
  • Canada Canada/ US Border closure to all nonessential travel to be extended for another 30 days (CBC, 14.07.2020). BC authorities extend state of emergency through 21 July (VIA, 08.07.2020). Government extends mandatory quarantine until 31 August (Reuters, 30.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Further details and latest information are available on the Canadian government website.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information. Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/backgrounder-updated-covid-19-measures-cruise-ships-other-passenger-vessels.html].
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    All air passengers must have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their nose and mouth during travel. Passengers on all flights arriving at or departing from Canadian airport must demonstrate they have the necessary mask or face covering during the boarding process otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. You can find further information on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada.html]. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrival in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website [https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/corporate/contact-us.html]
    Everyone arriving in Canada is now legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service,
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.
    Check guidance for each province [https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms/provincial-territorial-resources-covid-19.html]
    British Columbia: state of emergency is extended through the end of the day on 21 July. (Vancouver News, 08.07.2020)

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    21.07.2020
  • Canada International Travel
    Closed borders on all foreign nationals, except for immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents
    US-Canada land, air, and sea borders closure extended until 21 August, except for trade and essential workers crossing the border.
    Arriving travelers (returning citizens) must quarantine for 14 days.
    Individuals must have an isolation plan, a place with access to food and medicine and not living with vulnerable people ie individuals aged 65 and above or those with pre-existing conditions.
    In the absence of an adequate plan, officials can require the individual to self-isolate in a quarantine location for 2 weeks, for example a hotel.

    National Measures
    In Ontario, state of emergency extended until 22 July; most businesses and public spaces to reopen in Stage 3 on 17 July
    Stage 3:
    – Up to 50 people are allowed for indoor gathering; up to 100 people for outdoor gathering
    – The following remain closed and prohibited – amusement parks, water parks, buffet-style food services, performances at restaurants and bars, overnight stay camps for children, private karaoke rooms, contact sports, saunas, steam rooms, bath houses, oxygen bars, table games at casinos, gaming establishments
    – Child care centers may operate from 27 July for up to 15 children under strict operational guidelines

    In Quebec, wearing of face masks in indoor public spaces will be mandatory from 18 July

    Manitoba province extended state of emergency until 14 August
    Nova Scotia province extended state of emergency until 26 July
    British Columbia province extended state of emergency until 21 July

    Toronto and Peel enter Stage Two of reopening plan. Windsor-Essex remains in Stage One.

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    16.07.2020
  • Canada British Columbia authorities extend state of emergency through 21 July (VIA, 08.70.2020). Government extends mandatory quarantine until 31 August (Reuters, 30.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Further details and latest information are available on the Canadian government website.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information. Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/backgrounder-updated-covid-19-measures-cruise-ships-other-passenger-vessels.html].
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    All air passengers must have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their nose and mouth during travel. Passengers on all flights arriving at or departing from Canadian airport must demonstrate they have the necessary mask or face covering during the boarding process otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. You can find further information on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada.html]. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrival in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website [https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/corporate/contact-us.html]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service,
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.
    Check guidance for each province [https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms/provincial-territorial-resources-covid-19.html]
    British Columbia: state of emergency is extended through the end of the day on 21 July. (Vancouver News, 08.07.2020)

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    10.07.2020
  • Canada Government extends mandatory quarantine until 31 August (Reuters, 30.06.2020). Government to extend ban on most foreign travelers until at least 31 July (CBC, 30.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Further details and latest information are available on the Canadian government website.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information. Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/backgrounder-updated-covid-19-measures-cruise-ships-other-passenger-vessels.html].
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    All air passengers must have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their nose and mouth during travel. Passengers on all flights arriving at or departing from Canadian airport must demonstrate they have the necessary mask or face covering during the boarding process otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. You can find further information on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada.html]. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrival in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website [https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/corporate/contact-us.html]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on social gatherings; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential stores in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service; The authorities are urging people to stay at home where possible, and many businesses are closed.
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. From 20 April, non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports. The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Both the federal and provincial governments may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province [https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms/provincial-territorial-resources-covid-19.html]

    British Columbia: state of emergency is extended through the end of the day on 21 July. (vancouver News, 08.07.2020)

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    08.07.2020
  • Canada Government extends mandatory quarantine until 31 August (Reuters, 30.06.2020). Government to extend ban on most foreign travelers until at least 31 July (CBC, 30.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Further details and latest information are available on the Canadian government website.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information. Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/backgrounder-updated-covid-19-measures-cruise-ships-other-passenger-vessels.html].
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    All air passengers must have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their nose and mouth during travel. Passengers on all flights arriving at or departing from Canadian airport must demonstrate they have the necessary mask or face covering during the boarding process otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. You can find further information on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada.html]. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrival in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website [https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/corporate/contact-us.html]

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    Internal restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on social gatherings; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential stores in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service; The authorities are urging people to stay at home where possible, and many businesses are closed.
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. From 20 April, non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports. The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Both the federal and provincial governments may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province [https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms/provincial-territorial-resources-covid-19.html]

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    02.07.2020
  • Canada Declaration of Emergency extended in Ontario until 15 July, BC until 7 July (Newsroom Ontario, 24.06.2020). Government extends all emergency orders in Ontario until 30 June (Reuters, 17.06.2020). Border closure to all nonessential travel extended until 21 July (CBC, 16.06.2020) Manitoba government extends state of emergency for 30 days (CBC, 15.06.2020). US Border closure to all nonessential travel to be extended beyond 21 June (CBC, 10.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website [https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19.html]. At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Further details and latest information are available on the Canadian government website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/aviation-measures.html]. Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information.
    The U.S. and Canadian governments have agreed to extend cross-border travel restrictions to non-essential travel through July 21. Non-essential travel includes tourism, recreation, and entertainment. Permitted essential travel includes the following: work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, immediate medical care, and safety and security. Land borders are operating at reduced capacity and with limited hours.
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020.

    Internal restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on social gatherings; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential stores in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service; The authorities are urging people to stay at home where possible, and many businesses are closed.
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. From 20 April, non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports. The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Both the federal and provincial governments may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province [https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms/provincial-territorial-resources-covid-19.html]

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    26.06.2020
  • Canada US Border closure to all nonessential travel to be extended beyond 21 June (CBC, 10.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
    – This does not apply to diplomats.
    – This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers.
    – This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020.
    – This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada.
    – This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
    a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person;
    b. a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner;
    c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b;
    d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; or
    e. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate).
    – This does not apply to the following passengers:
    a. Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
    b. Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
    c. Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
    d. Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
    e. Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
    f. Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
    g. Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    h. French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon;
    i. Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
    j. Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
    2. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada.
    3. Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.
    4. Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada.
    – This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.
    5. Passengers must have a quarantine plan upon arrival and are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
    6. Passengers who were in the cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ are subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation at a quarantine facility upon arrival in Canada.
    7. Passports issued to nationals of North Macedonia (Rep.) which have expired on 18 March 2020 or later, are considered valid until 31 July 2020.
    8. Passengers must arrive at one of the following airports: Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR).

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days) until 30 June. The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 21 June. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout. Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping,
    essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements. All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for nonresidents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on social gatherings closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential stores in many cities and regions some public transport offering only a limited service The authorities are urging people to stay at home where possible, and many businesses are closed. Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. From 20 April, non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports. The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Both the federal and provincial governments may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.

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    10.06.2020
  • Canada U.S. government extends ban on nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico shared borders through 22 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

    Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada.
    This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.
    This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
    This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers.
    This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020.
    This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada.
    This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
    – the spouse or common-law partner of the person;
    – a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner;
    – a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b;
    – the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; or
    – the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate).
    This does not apply to the following passengers:
    – Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
    – Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
    – Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
    – Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
    – Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
    – Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
    – Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    – French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon who has not been outside Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon / Canada / U.S. in the last 14 days;
    – Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
    – Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
    Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada.
    Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.
    Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada.
    – This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days) until 30 June. The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 21 June. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout. Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping,
    essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements. All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for nonresidents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on social gatherings closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential stores in many cities and regions some public transport offering only a limited service The authorities are urging people to stay at home where possible, and many businesses are closed. Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. From 20 April, non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports. The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Both the federal and provincial governments may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.

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    03.06.2020
  • Canada U.S. government extends ban on nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico shared borders through 22 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
    – This does not apply to diplomats.
    – This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers.
    – This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020.
    – This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada.
    – This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
    a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person;
    b. a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner;
    c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b;
    d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; or
    e. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate).
    – This does not apply to the following passengers:
    a. Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
    b. Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
    c. Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
    d. Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
    e. Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
    f. Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
    g. Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    h. French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon;
    i. Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
    j. Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
    2. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada.
    3. Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.
    4. Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada.
    – This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.
    5. Passengers must have a quarantine plan upon arrival and are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
    6. Passengers who were in the cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ are subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation at a quarantine facility upon arrival in Canada.
    7. Passports issued to nationals of North Macedonia (Rep.) which have expired on 18 March 2020 or later, are considered valid until 31 July 2020.

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days) until 30 June. The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 21 June. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout. Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping,
    essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements. All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for nonresidents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on social gatherings closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential stores in many cities and regions some public transport offering only a limited service The authorities are urging people to stay at home where possible, and many businesses are closed. Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. From 20 April, non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports. The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Both the federal and provincial governments may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.

    Read more
    02.06.2020
  • Canada U.S. government extends ban on nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico shared borders through 22 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
    – This does not apply to diplomats.
    – This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers.
    – This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020.
    – This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada.
    – This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
    a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person;
    b. a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner;
    c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b;
    d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; or
    e. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate).
    – This does not apply to the following passengers:
    a. Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
    b. Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
    c. Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
    d. Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
    e. Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
    f. Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
    g. Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    h. French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon;
    i. Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
    j. Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
    2. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada.
    3. Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.
    4. Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada.
    – This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.
    5. Passengers must have a quarantine plan upon arrival and are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
    6. Passengers who were in the cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ are subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation at a quarantine facility upon arrival in Canada.
    7. Passports issued to nationals of North Macedonia (Rep.) which have expired on 18 March 2020 or later, are considered valid until 31 July 2020.

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days) until 30 June. The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 21 June. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout. Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping,
    essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements. All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for nonresidents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    All provinces and territories have begun the process of reopening their economies, with each outlining its own rules. All are taking a phased approach and have announced plans for gradual reopening of businesses and services of between two and five stages, each stage lasting a period of weeks. In the most acutely affected province of Québec, schools, certain retail stores and businesses have reopened in all areas except for the province’s commercial capital Montreal. While it varies by territory or province, typical services slated for early-phase reopening will be medical services such as physical therapy and elective surgeries, seasonal businesses such as those related to boating, gardening and golf, retail businesses with outdoor access and outdoor gathering areas such as parks. In most of these cases, social distancing, mask-wearing and stringent sanitation guidelines will continue to be enforced after reopening.

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    01.06.2020
  • Canada U.S. government extends ban on nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico shared borders through 22 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020) 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada. – This does not apply to nationals of Canada. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose. – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members. – This does not apply to diplomats. – This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers. – This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020. – This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada. – This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include: a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person; b. a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b; d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; or e. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate). – This does not apply to the following passengers: a. Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act; b. Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members; c. Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members; d. Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response; e. Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence; f. Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members; g. Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; h. French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon; i. Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada; j. Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest. 2. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada. 3. Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter. 4. Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions. – This does not apply to nationals of Canada. – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada. – This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act. 5. Passengers must have a quarantine plan upon arrival and are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days. 6. Passengers who were in the cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ are subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation at a quarantine facility upon arrival in Canada. 7. Passports issued to nationals of North Macedonia (Rep.) which have expired on 18 March 2020 or later, are considered valid until 31 July 2020.

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days) until 30 June. The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 21 June. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout. Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping, essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements. All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for nonresidents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    All provinces and territories have begun the process of reopening their economies, with each outlining its own rules. All are taking a phased approach and have announced plans for gradual reopening of businesses and services of between two and five stages, each stage lasting a period of weeks. In the most acutely affected province of Québec, schools, certain retail stores and businesses have reopened in all areas except for the province’s commercial capital Montreal. While it varies by territory or province, typical services slated for early-phase reopening will be medical services such as physical therapy and elective surgeries, seasonal businesses such as those related to boating, gardening and golf, retail businesses with outdoor access and outdoor gathering areas such as parks. In most of these cases, social distancing, mask-wearing and stringent sanitation guidelines will continue to be enforced after reopening.

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    25.05.2020
  • Canada U.S. government extends ban on nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico shared borders through 22 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days) until 30 June. The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 21 June. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout. Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping, essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements. All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for non-residents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    All provinces and territories have begun the process of reopening their economies, with each outlining its own rules. All are taking a phased approach and have announced plans for gradual reopening of businesses and services of between two and five stages, each stage lasting a period of weeks. In the most acutely affected province of Québec, schools, certain retail stores and businesses have reopened in all areas except for the province’s commercial capital Montreal. While it varies by territory or province, typical services slated for early-phase reopening will be medical services such as physical therapy and elective surgeries, seasonal businesses such as those related to boating, gardening and golf, retail businesses with outdoor access and outdoor gathering areas such as parks. In most of these cases, social distancing, mask-wearing and stringent sanitation guidelines will continue to be enforced after reopening.

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    21.05.2020
  • Canada

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days) until 30 June. The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 20 May, likely longer. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout. Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping, essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements. All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for non-residents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    All provinces and territories have begun the process of reopening their economies, with each outlining its own rules. All are taking a phased approach and have announced plans for gradual reopening of businesses and services of between two and five stages, each stage lasting a period of weeks. In the most acutely affected province of Québec, schools, certain retail stores and businesses have reopened in all areas except for the province’s commercial capital Montreal. While it varies by territory or province, typical services slated for early-phase reopening will be medical services such as physical therapy and elective surgeries, seasonal businesses such as those related to boating, gardening and golf, retail businesses with outdoor access and outdoor gathering areas such as parks. In most of these cases, social distancing, mask-wearing and stringent sanitation guidelines will continue to be enforced after reopening.

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    18.05.2020
  • Canada

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers not arriving from the U.S. until 30 June. This does not apply to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members.
    The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until 20 May.
    Foreign nationals or U.S. citizens arriving from the U.S. without COVID-19 symptoms will be allowed to enter Canada for essential travel only. Essential travel includes work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, shopping for essential medical supplies, seeking medical care and medical personnel working in the healthcare field.
    Once permitted entry, all travellers will be subject to mandatory self quarantine for 14 days, with the exception of essential medical staff or employees in the trade, transportation or critical infrastructure sectors.
    Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry.
    Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but allowed to enter by land, rail or sea. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine.
    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and the Yukon Territories require all international and domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for non-residents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island have restricted entry for non-residents.
    Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed for essential travel only. Highway 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also closed for essential travel only.
    New Brunswick has officers at each interprovincial land entry point meant to question travellers about their purpose of travel.
    Quebec has instituted checkpoints to prevent non-essential travel into the province. All essential domestic travellers from other provinces must provide government identification and supporting documentation in order to enter. As of 11 May, certain checkpoints in the province have been lifted; these are Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Chaudiere-Appalaches, La Tuque, Lanaudiere, Laurentians, Outaouais, Rouyn-Noranda and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.
    All international flights will be redirected to Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR), with the exception of flights from Caribbean nations, Mexico and the US.
    All travellers coming to or departing from the country must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those who do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined.
    Provinces have begun the process of reopening their economies since 2 May. Each territory outlined its own rules. Schools, certain retail stores and businesses outside of Montreal have reopened in Quebec on 11 May, while parks have opened in Ontario.

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    14.05.2020
  • Canada Government extends all emergency orders in Ontario province until 19 May (CTV News Toronto, 06.06.2020) 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada. – This does not apply to nationals of Canada. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose. – This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include: a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person; b. a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b; d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; or e. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate). – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members. – This does not apply to diplomats. – This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers. – This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020. – This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada. – This does not apply to the following passengers: a. Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act; b. Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members; -. Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members; d. Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response; e. Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence; f. Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members; g. Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; h. French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon; i. Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada; j. Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest. 2. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada. 3. Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter. 4. Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions. – This does not apply to nationals of Canada. – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada. – This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act. 5. Passengers must have a quarantine plan upon arrival and are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days. 6. Passengers who were in the cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ are subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation at a quarantine facility upon arrival in Canada.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and the Yukon Territories require all international and domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for non-residents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island have restricted entry for non-residents. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed for essential travel only. Highway 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also closed for essential travel only. New Brunswick has officers at each interprovincial land entry point meant to question travellers about their purpose of travel. Quebec has instituted checkpoints to prevent non-essential travel into the province. All essential domestic travellers from other provinces must provide government identification and supporting documentation in order to enter. As of 11 May, certain checkpoints in the province have been lifted; these are Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Chaudiere-Appalaches, La Tuque, Lanaudiere, Laurentians, Outaouais, Rouyn-Noranda and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. All international flights will be redirected to Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR), with the exception of flights from Caribbean nations, Mexico and the US. All travellers coming to or departing from the country must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those who do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. Provinces have begun the process of reopening their economies since 2 May. Each territory outlined its own rules. Schools, certain retail stores and businesses outside of Montreal have reopened in Quebec on 11 May, while parks have opened in Ontario.

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://ca.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-canada/ https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening

    Published on 12.05.2020

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    12.05.2020
  • Canada Government extends all emergency orders in Ontario province until 19 May (CTV News Toronto, 06.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada. – This does not apply to nationals of Canada. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose. – This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
    a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person; b. a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b; d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; or
    e. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate). – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members. – This does not apply to diplomats. – This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers. – This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020. – This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada. – This does not apply to the following passengers: a. Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act; b. Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members; -. Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members; d. Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response; e. Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence; f. Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members; g. Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; h. French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon; i. Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada; j. Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
    2. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada.
    3. Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.
    4. Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada.
    – This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.
    5. Passengers must have a quarantine plan upon arrival and are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
    6. Passengers who were in the cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ are subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation at a quarantine facility upon arrival in Canada.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and the Yukon Territories require all international and domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for non-residents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    Quebec has instituted checkpoints to prevent non-essential travel into the province. All essential domestic travellers from other provinces must provide government identification and supporting documentation in order to enter.
    All international flights will be redirected to Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR), with the exception of flights from Caribbean nations, Mexico and the US.
    All travellers coming to or departing from the country must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those who do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined.

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    10.05.2020
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    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Canadian Government/
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