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COVID-19 Vacc. -223.16%
Open for citizens: none Open for foreigners: no entry Open for tourism: none Quarantine: no entry
Airlines Updates
Published on 19.05.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada sees business travel rebound as early as Sept., executive says.

Published on 19.05.2022, Air Transat:

Air Transat inaugurates direct flights from Montreal to Los Angeles.

Published on 18.05.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada to resume flights to Lima.

Published on 10.05.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada increases flights to Greece.

Published on 09.05.2022, WestJet:

WestJet inaugurated its flights between Calgary and Rome

Published on 04.05.2022, Air Transat:

Air Transat resumes direct flights between Nantes and Montreal

Published on 28.04.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada to jack up fares amid higher fuel costs, weak business travel

Published on 28.04.2022, Air Transat:

Air Transat Toronto-Zagreb Line to Run Regularly from 08MAY22.

Published on 27.04.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada adds capacity for spring flying after Q1 loss.

Published on 19.04.2022, Air Transat:

Air Transat resumes Montreal-Madrid flights.

Published on 15.04.2022, Air Transat:

Air Transat relaunches transatlantic narrowbody flights between Toronto Pearson and Amsterdam.

Published on 15.04.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada starting Vancouver-Dublin from 01JUN22; Montreal-Dublin from 02JUN22.

Published on 14.04.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada bullish about its prospects as recovery gains steam.

Published on 11.04.2022, Air Transat:

Air Transat announces the recovery of its direct flights between Marseille and Montreal.

Published on 08.04.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada contemplates Rouge's next phase.

Published on 07.04.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada will suspend flights between Delhi and Vancouver, British Columbia, from 02JUN22 to 06SEP22 due to flight path disruption.

Published on 06.04.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada boosts Sydney-Vancouver to 10 flights each week

Published on 01.04.2022, :

Latest News: Pre-arrival COVID-19 test requirement to be suspended for travelers entering country at airports and land border crossings by end of March (Reuters, 16.03.2022)

Published on 30.03.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada signs interline agreement with Mexico's Aeromar.

Published on 17.03.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada to Resume Daily Flights between Vancouver to Sydney, (from 01MAY22) and resume service to Brisbane (01JUL22) and Auckland (10NOV22).

Published on 08.03.2022, Air Transat:

Air Transat to resume 26 trans-Atlantic services in 2Q2022. Montreal-Rome FCO from 08APR22; Toronto-Rome FCO from 16APR22.

Published on 24.02.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada announces the resumption of its Montreal-Algiers flights.

Published on 23.02.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada expands summer 2022 international schedule; relaunching 34 routes to Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East.

Published on 23.02.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada to add 26 Airbus A321neo aircraft as air travel rebounds.

Published on 22.02.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada resumes flights between Toronto and Barcelona, form 04MAY21.

Published on 21.02.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada reverses decision to cancel 12 A220s, will take the jets after all.

Published on 15.02.2022, Swoop:

Canada's Swoop to add six B737 MAX in 2022.

Published on 15.02.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada to resume flights to Reykjavik from 02JUN22.

Published on 10.02.2022, Swoop:

Low Cost Airline Swoop Adds New Routes to Atlantic Canada and Saskatchewan For 2022 Summer, adding six new Boeing MAX-8 aircraft to its fleet.

Published on 04.02.2022, Air Canada:

Budapest Airport transits to Toronto with Air Canada from May-2022.

Published on 03.02.2022, Air Transat:

Air Transat resumes direct Toronto-Faro route.

Published on 01.02.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada to modify its schedule to Buenos Aires.

Published on 27.01.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada to resume flights between Montreal and Nice from 12MAY22.

Published on 21.01.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada to resume flights between Vancouver and Frankfurt on 01MAY22;

Published on 21.01.2022, Lynx Air :

Canada’s Lynx Air begins selling tickets for Apr-2022 launch.

Published on 19.01.2022, Frontier:

Frontier adds 2 new airports in 13-route expansion beginning 28APR22.

Published on 19.01.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada to suspend flights temporarily because of staffing issue.

Published on 18.01.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada Appoints APG in the Philippines.

Published on 10.01.2022, Air Canada:

Details emerge of second Air Canada 737 MAX load imbalance incident

Published on 10.01.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada pauses flights to 15 Caribbean destinations.

Published on 06.01.2022, Air Canada:

Air Canada says it's not suspending flights to the Caribbean and Mexico after a date mixup

Published on 31.12.2021, WestJet:

Canada's WestJet cancelling 15% of January flights due to COVID-19 surge.

Published on 23.12.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada cancels flights between Canada and Israel countries until March 2022.

Published on 22.12.2021, Air Canada:

Air Canada cancels flights between countries until March 2022

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Canada
Flight Restrictions
Published on 22.12.2021

1. Until 31 January 2022, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Canada; - 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. Staying for less than 15 days is allowed if they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully
vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation.
Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm
or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted. - 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). Staying for
less than 15 days is allowed if they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival.
The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK
Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted. - 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
with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The
certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience),
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted. - passengers younger than
12 years accompanied by a guardian with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that the guardian was fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination
+ 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield),
AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is
accepted. - 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.
They must travel only to attend their study; - passengers with an application for permanent residence. They must have a written notice issued under the Immigration and Refugee
Protection Act; - members of the Canadian forces traveling on duty, and their immediate family members; - more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/s4tbrc8

2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. The test result must not be issued in India or
Morocco. 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 details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/uuf5nntc - This does not
apply to: - passengers younger than 5 years; - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 14 days and at most 180 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 arriving directly from India; - passengers arriving directly
from Morocco; - more exemption can be found via https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/exemptions

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 . Passengers must present an ArriveCAN receipt before boarding.

4. Passengers arriving directly from India must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 18 hours before departure. The test result must be issued by the laboratory Genestrings
at the New Delhi airport (DEL) and have a QR code. 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; - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 14 days and at most 180 days before departure. 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 arriving directly from Morocco must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure. The test result must be issued by Morocco and have a QR
code. 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; - passengers with a
positive COVID-19 test taken at least 14 days and at most 180 days before departure. 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.

6. Passengers must arrive at Abbotsford International (YXX), Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Halifax (YHZ), John C. Munro Hamilton International (YHM), Kelowna International (YLW),
Montreal (YUL), Ottawa (YOW), Quebec (YQB), Regina International (YQR), Region of Waterloo International (YKF), Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International (YXE), St. John's
International (YYT), Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Toronto Billy Bishop (YTZ), Vancouver (YVR), Victoria International (YYJ) or Winnipeg (YWG). - This does not apply to passengers
arriving on direct flights from St. Pierre and Miquelon.

7. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days; details can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist - This does not
apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully
vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English or French or be accompanied by a certified translation to English or
French. - Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty),
Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted. - More details can be found at
https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada

8. Passenger could be subject to COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival. Details can be found at
https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada for vaccinated passengers and
https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/exemptions#unvaccinated for unvaccinated passengers.

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

Published on 21.12.2021

1. Until 31 January 2022, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Canada; - 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. Staying for less than 15 days is allowed if they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully
vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation.
Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm
or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted. - 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). Staying for
less than 15 days is allowed if they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival.
The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK
Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted. - 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
with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The
certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience),
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted. - passengers younger than
12 years accompanied by a guardian with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that the guardian was fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination
+ 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield),
AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is
accepted. - 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.
They must travel only to attend their study; - passengers with an application for permanent residence. They must have a written notice issued under the Immigration and Refugee
Protection Act; - members of the Canadian forces traveling on duty, and their immediate family members; - more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/s4tbrc8

2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. The test result must not be issued in India or
Morocco. 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 details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/uuf5nntc - This does not
apply to: - passengers younger than 5 years; - passengers younger than 12 years traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians, returning to Canada within 72 hours of their
departure from Canada; - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 14 days and at most 180 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 arriving directly from India; - passengers arriving directly from Morocco; - more
exemption can be found via https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/exemptions

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 . Passengers must present an ArriveCAN receipt before boarding.

4. Passengers arriving directly from India must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 18 hours before departure. The test result must be issued by the laboratory Genestrings
at the New Delhi airport (DEL) and have a QR code. 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; - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 14 days and at most 180 days before departure. 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 arriving directly from Morocco must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure. The test result must be issued by Morocco and have a QR
code. 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; - passengers with a
positive COVID-19 test taken at least 14 days and at most 180 days before departure. 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.

6. Passengers must arrive at Abbotsford International (YXX), Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Halifax (YHZ), John C. Munro Hamilton International (YHM), Kelowna International (YLW),
Montreal (YUL), Ottawa (YOW), Quebec (YQB), Regina International (YQR), Region of Waterloo International (YKF), Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International (YXE), St. John's
International (YYT), Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Toronto Billy Bishop (YTZ), Vancouver (YVR), Victoria International (YYJ) or Winnipeg (YWG). - This does not apply to passengers
arriving on direct flights from St. Pierre and Miquelon.

7. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days; details can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist - This does not
apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully
vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English or French or be accompanied by a certified translation to English or
French. - Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty),
Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted. - More details can be found at
https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada;

8. Passenger could be subject to COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival. Details can be found at
https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada for vaccinated passengers and
https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/exemptions#unvaccinated for unvaccinated passengers.

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

Published on 15.12.2021

1. Until January 31, 2022, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Egypt, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa or Zimbabwe, are
not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals and residents of Canada; - passengers with status under Canada's Indian Act.

2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Egypt, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa or Zimbabwe: - are subject to COVID-19
test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days; and - must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. The test result
must not be issued in Botswana, Egypt, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa or Zimbabwe. 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 details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/uuf5nntc

3. Until 31 January 2022, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Canada; - 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. Staying for less than 15 days is allowed if they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were
fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French
translation. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech
(Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted. - 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). Staying for less than 15 days is allowed if they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination
+ 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield),
AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is
accepted. - 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 with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days)
before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca
(SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted. -
passengers younger than 12 years accompanied by a guardian with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that the guardian was fully vaccinated at least 15
days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation. Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A
combination of vaccines is accepted. - 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. They must travel only to attend their study; - passengers with an application for permanent residence. They must have a written notice issued under the
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; - members of the Canadian forces traveling on duty, and their immediate family members; - more exemptions can be found at
https://tinyurl.com/s4tbrc8

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. The test result must not be issued in Botswana,
Egypt, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa or Zimbabwe. 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 details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/uuf5nntc - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 5 years; - nationals and residents of Canada and
passengers registered under the Canada's Indian Act, returning to Canada within 72 hours of their initial scheduled departure time from Canada until the initial scheduled departure
time of their return flight to Canada, with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before
arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation. - Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK
Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted; - passengers
younger than 12 years traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians, returning to Canada within 72 hours of their departure from Canada; - passengers with a positive COVID-19
test taken at least 14 days and at most 180 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 arriving directly from India; - passengers arriving directly from Morocco; - passengers arriving from Botswana, Egypt, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi,
Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa or Zimbabwe; - more exemption can be found via https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/exemptions

5. 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 . Passengers must present an ArriveCAN receipt before boarding.

6. Passengers arriving directly from India must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 18 hours before departure. The test result must be issued by the laboratory Genestrings
at the New Delhi airport (DEL) and have a QR code. 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; - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 14 days and at most 180 days before departure. 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.

7. Passengers arriving directly from Morocco must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure. The test result must be issued by Morocco and have a QR
code. 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; - passengers with a
positive COVID-19 test taken at least 14 days and at most 180 days before departure. 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.

8. Passengers must arrive at Abbotsford International (YXX), Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Halifax (YHZ), John C. Munro Hamilton International (YHM), Kelowna International (YLW),
Montreal (YUL), Ottawa (YOW), Quebec (YQB), Regina International (YQR), Region of Waterloo International (YKF), Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International (YXE), St. John's
International (YYT), Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Toronto Billy Bishop (YTZ), Vancouver (YVR), Victoria International (YYJ) or Winnipeg (YWG). - This does not apply to passengers
arriving on direct flights from St. Pierre and Miquelon.

9. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days; details can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist - This does not
apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully
vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English or French or be accompanied by a certified translation to English or
French. - Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty),
Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted. - More details can be found at
https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada;

10. Passenger could be subject to COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival. Details can be found at
https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada for vaccinated passengers and
https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/exemptions#unvaccinated for unvaccinated passengers.

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

Quarantine

Quarantine subject to vaccine status:
*If you’re fully vaccinated: if selected for arrivals testing, you are not required to quarantine while awaiting the result. If your arrival test is positive, you must isolate for 10 days. If you do not have your vaccine certificate, you may be denied boarding or entry. Further details are available on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
*If you’re not fully vaccinated: Self-isolate for 14 days (You are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply).

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required to enter the country, subject to vaccine status.
*If you’re not fully vaccinated: Foreign nationals who don’t qualify as fully vaccinated will only be allowed to enter in specific circumstances. Check the Government of Canada’s travel pages to find out if you can enter Canada. If you’re not fully vaccinated but have been granted an exemption to enter Canada, (if 12 years or older) you will need to present proof of:
• a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken 72 hours before your scheduled flight to Canada, or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry or
• a negative COVID-19 antigen test result, taken no more than one calendar day before your scheduled flight to Canada, or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry or
• a positive COVID-19 molecular test result received in the previous 10 to 180 days before your scheduled flight to Canada, or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry
• positive antigen tests will not be accepted
• have no COVID symptoms;
• submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including: a credible quarantine plan; confirmation of a negative pre-entry test (or positive test taken 10 to 180 days before entering Canada); COVID-19 symptom self-assessment;
• take a test on arrival, and a further test on day 8 (air travellers are strongly encouraged to pre-register for arrival testing
before their flight to Canada)
• wear a face mask during the flight and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
• Self-isolate for 14 days (You are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply).

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-05-18
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 84952660
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 44601
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 223.16
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 1172

To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to Canada, you must have received at least 2 doses of a vaccine accepted for travel, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You must have received your second dose at least 14 calendar days before you enter Canada. And you must have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Your proof of vaccination must be in English or French. If your proof of vaccination is not in English or French, you will need a certified translation in English or French.

Currently, accepted vaccines are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Covaxin, Novavax, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Medicago Covifenz. Full details about proof of vaccination status can be found on the
COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page.
*If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year: If you’ve recovered from COVID-19, you still need at least 2 doses of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) purposes.
If you’ve only had one dose of an accepted vaccine other than Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), you don’t qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption.
If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, your unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 11 and under will be exempt from taking a pre-departure test and quarantine, without any limitations on their activities, and are no longer required to produce a quarantine plan. This means, for example, they no longer need to wait 14 days before attending school, camp or day care.
Adults travelling with fully vaccinated children between the ages of 5 to 11 have the option to upload their proof of vaccination into ArriveCAN.

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Full Restrictions

  • Canada Latest News: Pre-arrival COVID-19 test requirement to be suspended for travelers entering country at airports and land border crossings by end of March (Reuters, 16.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:

    *Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA): Visitors travelling to Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada.
    If you’re visiting Canada you’ll need an eTA to board your flight unless you’re otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card). If you have British-Canadian dual nationality you won’t be able to apply for an eTA and you’ll need to present a valid Canadian passport to board your flight to Canada.
    If you’re travelling by land or sea, you won’t need an eTA when you enter Canada. However, you must travel with acceptable travel documents and identification. For more information about the eTA system, and to apply online, visit the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) website.
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism. Use the online tool ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ to find out if you are eligible to enter Canada. As well as being fully vaccinated, you must
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    • submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French; and
    • take a test on arrival, if selected
    • wear a face mask during the flight and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    If selected for arrivals testing, you are not required to quarantine while awaiting the result. If your arrival test is positive, you must isolate for 10 days. If you do not have your vaccine certificate, you may be denied boarding or entry. Further details are available on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    *Proof of vaccination status: To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to Canada, you must have received at least 2 doses of a vaccine accepted for travel, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You must have received your second dose at least 14 calendar days before you enter Canada. And you must have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Your proof of vaccination must be in English or French. If your proof of vaccination is not in English or French, you will need a certified translation in English or French.

    Currently, accepted vaccines are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Covaxin, Novavax, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Medicago Covifenz. Full details about proof of vaccination status can be found on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: Foreign nationals who don’t qualify as fully vaccinated will only be allowed to enter in specific circumstances. Check the Government of Canada’s travel pages to find out if you can enter Canada. If you’re not fully vaccinated but have been granted an exemption to enter Canada, you’ll need to:
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    • (if 12 years or older) present proof of:
    • a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken 72 hours before your scheduled flight to Canada, or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry or
    • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result, taken no more than one calendar day before your scheduled flight to Canada, or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry or
    • a positive COVID-19 molecular test result received in the previous 10 to 180 days before your scheduled flight to Canada, or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry
    • positive antigen tests will not be accepted
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    • submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including: a credible quarantine plan; confirmation of a negative pre-entry test (or positive test taken 10 to 180 days before entering Canada); COVID-19 symptom self-assessment;
    • take a test on arrival, and a further test on day 8 (air travellers are strongly encouraged to pre-register for arrival testing
    before their flight to Canada)
    • wear a face mask during the flight and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    • Self-isolate for 14 days (You are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply).
    If you do not have a valid test result, you will be denied boarding or entry. Final determination regarding entry and quarantine is made by a government representative at the port of entry based on the information presented to them at the time of entry into Canada.
    You must follow the handout given to you at time of entry, as well as all additional federal, provincial/territorial and local public health measures, including wearing a well-constructed mask en route to your place of quarantine. If you have symptoms or an unsuitable quarantine plan, follow the directions provided by the government representative.
    Dependents 18 years of age or over who are unvaccinated because of mental or physical limitation may enter but must follow all testing and quarantine requirements, even when they are accompanied by parents or guardians who qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.
    Children aged 5 -11, who are accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent, step-parent, guardian or tutor, are no longer required to complete a pre-entry COVID-19 test for entry to Canada.
    Canadian citizens (including dual citizens), people registered under the Indian Act, permanent residents of Canada, or protected persons (refugee status) are allowed to enter Canada if not fully vaccinated.
    Further information about unvaccinated travellers entering Canada during COVID-19 is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    *If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year: If you’ve recovered from COVID-19, you still need at least 2 doses of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) purposes.
    If you’ve only had one dose of an accepted vaccine other than Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), you don’t qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption.
    *Children and young people: Children aged 12 to 17 years must follow the rules for fully vaccinated travellers to enter Canada. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children aged 12 to 17 are subject to the 14-day quarantine, and all testing requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day-8 tests, whether or not they are accompanied by travellers who qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.
    Unvaccinated asymptomatic travellers 12 years of age and over are not required to quarantine upon entering Canada if they meet have a medical contraindication against getting a COVID-19 vaccine and comply with certain measures. See Public Health Canada’s website for further information.
    Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 11 and under accompanied by a partially vaccinated or unvaccinated adult must complete pre-entry, arrival and Day-8 tests, unless you have evidence that the child had a positive COVID-19 test taken 14 to 180 days prior to arrival in Canada or the child is aged 4 and under. There are additional rules that must be followed for the first 14 days of their visit, such as not attending school and limiting contact with others. Further details are available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages.
    If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, your unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 11 and under will be exempt from taking a pre-departure test and quarantine, without any limitations on their activities, and are no longer required to produce a quarantine plan. This means, for example, they no longer need to wait 14 days before attending school, camp or day care.
    Adults travelling with fully vaccinated children between the ages of 5 to 11 have the option to upload their proof of vaccination into ArriveCAN.
    The benefit of uploading the child’s proof is that if they are travelling with an adult who does not qualify as fully vaccinated, the child will qualify for an exemption from quarantine and mandatory testing on Day 1 and Day 8.
    Further information is available on the government of Canada travel pages.
    *If you’re transiting through Canada: You may be permitted to transit through Canada to reach another country. If you are transiting through Canada, you must 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). You must also:
    • plan your travel so you arrive and depart from the same Canadian airport within 24 hours. Domestic transfers are not permitted
    • make sure your baggage is checked through to a destination outside of 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)
    During your connection you must remain in the secure transit area to complete your connection. This means that you will not be allowed to collect your baggage, or check-in for your next flight anywhere but at your scheduled gate of departure.
    You are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements, as long as you remain in the se-cure transit area to complete your connection within 24 hours. If you need to leave the airport or the secure transit area due to a flight cancellation or delay, you become subject to mandatory quarantine until your flight departs.
    You must follow all flight requirements and comply with any guidelines provided by the Airport Authority, such as wearing a face mask. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    Further information about transiting through Canada can be found on the Transit through Canada webpage. 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.
    *Exemptions: Certain categories of visitors are exempt from being fully vaccinated. You should use the online tool available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages to check if you may be eligible to enter Canada.
    *Compassionate reasons. Exemptions to the entry rules may apply for:
    • Dependents 18 years of age or over who are unvaccinated because of mental or physical limitation
    • attending the funeral of a close family member or caring for or visiting the critically ill
    • Receiving essential medical services or treatments for a condition other than COVID-19
    You should use the online tool available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages to check if you are eligible to enter Canada. If you believe that you meet the criteria for a compassionate exemption, you must apply for compassionate entry before entering Canada, bring all required issued compassionate approvals, and meet testing and quarantine requirements.


    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:
    • limit on numbers in bars and restaurants and at large gatherings in affected cities and regions
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings
    *Public spaces and services: Travellers aged 12 and above must be fully vaccinated to depart from Canadian airports on both domestic and international flights, or travel on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains. There are very limited exceptions. 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.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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  • Canada Latest News: Pre-arrival COVID-19 test requirement to be suspended for travelers entering country at airports and land border crossings by end of March (Reuters, 16.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:

    *All travellers: -Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA): Visitors travelling to Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada.
    If you’re visiting Canada you’ll need an eTA to board your flight unless you’re otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card). If you have British-Canadian dual nationality you won’t be able to apply for an eTA and you’ll need to present a valid Canadian passport to board your flight to Canada.
    If you’re travelling by land or sea, you won’t need an eTA when you enter Canada. However, you must travel with acceptable travel documents and identification.
    For more information about the eTA system, and to apply online, visit the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) website.
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism. Use the online tool ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ to find out if you are eligible to enter Canada.
    As well as being fully vaccinated, you must
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    • submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan in case you do not meet the necessary requirements at the border; and
    • take a test on arrival, if selected
    • wear a face mask during the flight and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    If selected for arrivals testing, you are not required to quarantine while awaiting the result.
    If your arrival test is negative, you must:
    • follow local public health measures
    • wear a well-fitted mask when in public spaces for the first 14 days after your entry;
    • maintain a list of all close contacts and locations you visit for your first 14 days in Canada
    • monitor yourself for signs and symptoms
    • keep copies of your proof of vaccination and pre-arrival tests for 14 days
    If your arrival test is positive, you must isolate for 10 days.
    If you do not have your vaccine certificate, you may be denied boarding or entry.
    Further details are available on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    *Proof of vaccination status: To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to Canada, you must have received at least 2 doses of a vaccine accepted for travel, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You must have received your second dose at least 14 calendar days before you enter Canada. And you must have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Your proof of vaccination must be in English or French. If your proof of vaccination is not in English or French, you will need a certified translation in English or French.
    Currently, accepted vaccines are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Covaxin, Novavax, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), COVAXIN, Sinopharm and Sinovac.
    Full details about proof of vaccination status can be found on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: Foreign nationals who don’t qualify as fully vaccinated will only be allowed to enter in specific circumstances. Check the Government of Canada’s travel pages to find out if you can enter Canada.
    If you’re not fully vaccinated but have been granted an exemption to enter Canada, you’ll need to:
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    • (if 5 years or older) present proof of:
    • a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken 72 hours before your scheduled flight to Canada, or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry or
    • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result, taken no more than one calendar day before your scheduled flight to Canada, or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry or
    • a positive COVID-19 molecular test result received in the previous 10 to 180 days before your scheduled flight to Canada, or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry
    • positive antigen tests will not be accepted
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    • submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including: a credible quarantine plan; confirmation of a negative pre-entry test (or positive test taken 10 to 180 days before entering Canada); COVID-19 symptom self-assessment;
    • take a test on arrival, and a further test on day 8 (air travellers are strongly encouraged to pre-register for arrival testing before their flight to Canada)
    • wear a face mask during the flight and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    • Self-isolate for 14 days (You are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply).
    If you do not have a valid test result, you will be denied boarding or entry. Final determination regarding entry and quarantine is made by a government representative at the port of entry based on the information presented to them at the time of entry into Canada.
    You must follow the handout given to you at time of entry, as well as all additional federal, provincial/territorial and local public health measures, including wearing a well-constructed mask en route to your place of quarantine. If you have symptoms or an unsuitable quarantine plan, follow the directions provided by the government representative.
    Dependents 18 years of age or over who are unvaccinated because of mental or physical limitation may enter but must follow all testing and quarantine requirements, even when they are accompanied by parents or guardians who qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.
    Canadian citizens (including dual citizens), people registered under the Indian Act, permanent residents of Canada, or protected persons (refugee status) are allowed to enter Canada if not fully vaccinated.
    Further information about unvaccinated travellers entering Canada during COVID-19 is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    *If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year: If you’ve recovered from COVID-19, you still need at least 2 doses of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) purposes.
    If you’ve only had one dose of an accepted vaccine other than Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), you don’t qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption.
    *Children and young people: Children aged 12 to 17 years must follow the rules for fully vaccinated travellers to enter Canada. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children aged 12 to 17 are subject to the 14-day quarantine, and all testing requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day-8 tests, whether or not they are accompanied by travellers who qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.
    Unvaccinated asymptomatic travellers 12 years of age and over are not required to quarantine upon entering Canada if they meet have a medical contraindication against getting a COVID-19 vaccine and comply with certain measures. See Public Health Canada’s website for further information.
    Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 11 and under accompanied by a partially vaccinated or unvaccinated adult must complete pre-entry, arrival and Day-8 tests, unless you have evidence that the child had a positive COVID-19 test taken 14 to 180 days prior to arrival in Canada or the child is aged 4 and under. There are additional rules that must be followed for the first 14 days of their visit, such as not attending school and limiting contact with others. Further details are available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages.
    If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, your unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 11 and under will be exempt from quarantine, without any limitations on their activities. This means, for example, they no longer need to wait 14 days before attending school, camp or day care.
    Adults travelling with fully vaccinated children between the ages of 5 to 11 have the option to upload their proof of vaccination into ArriveCAN.
    The benefit of uploading the child’s proof is that if they are travelling with an adult who does not qualify as fully vaccinated, the child will qualify for an exemption from quarantine and mandatory testing on Day 1 and Day 8.
    Further information is available on the government of Canada travel pages.
    *If you’re transiting through Canada:
    You may be permitted to transit through Canada to reach another country. If you are transiting through Canada, you must 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). You must also:
    • plan your travel so you arrive and depart from the same Canadian airport within 24 hours. Domestic transfers are not permitted
    • make sure your baggage is checked through to a destination outside of 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)
    During your connection you must remain in the secure transit area to complete your connection. This means that you will not be allowed to collect your baggage, or check-in for your next flight anywhere but at your scheduled gate of departure.
    You are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements, as long as you remain in the se-cure transit area to complete your connection within 24 hours. If you need to leave the airport or the secure transit area due to a flight cancellation or delay, you become subject to mandatory quarantine until your flight departs.
    You must follow all flight requirements and comply with any guidelines provided by the Airport Authority, such as wearing a face mask. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    Further information about transiting through Canada can be found on the Transit through Canada webpage. 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.
    *Exemptions: Certain categories of visitors are exempt from being fully vaccinated. You should use the online tool available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages to check if you may be eligible to enter Canada.
    *Compassionate reasons: Exemptions to the entry rules may apply for:
    • Dependents 18 years of age or over who are unvaccinated because of mental or physical limitation
    • attending the funeral of a close family member or caring for or visiting the critically ill
    • Receiving essential medical services or treatments for a condition other than COVID-19
    You should use the online tool available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages to check if you are eligible to enter Canada. If you believe that you meet the criteria for a compassionate exemption, you must apply for compassionate entry before entering Canada, bring all required issued compassionate approvals, and meet testing and quarantine requirements.

    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:
    • limit on numbers in bars and restaurants and at large gatherings in affected cities and regions
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings
    *Public spaces and services: Travellers aged 12 and above must be fully vaccinated to depart from Canadian airports on both domestic and international flights, or travel on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains. There are very limited exceptions. 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.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    01.04.2022
  • Canada Government of Canada will remove pre-entry test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers on April 1
    Today, the Government of Canada announced that effective April 1, 2022 at 12:01 AM EDT, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. Fully vaccinated travellers seeking to arrive in Canada before April 1, 2022, must still have a valid pre-entry test.

    As a reminder, travellers arriving to Canada from any country, who qualify as fully vaccinated, may need to take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival if selected for mandatory random testing. Travellers selected for mandatory random testing are not required to quarantine while awaiting their test result.

    For partially or unvaccinated travelers who are currently allowed to travel to Canada, pre-entry testing requirements are not changing. Unless otherwise exempt, all travellers 5 years of age or older who do not qualify as fully vaccinated must continue to provide proof of an accepted type of pre-entry COVID-19 test result:

    a valid, negative antigen test, administered or observed by an accredited lab or testing provider, taken outside of Canada no more than one day before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry; or
    a valid negative molecular test taken no more than 72 hours before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry; or
    a previous positive molecular test taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry. It is important to note that positive antigen test results will not be accepted.
    All travellers continue to be required to submit their mandatory information in ArriveCAN (free mobile app or website) before their arrival in Canada. Travellers who arrive without completing their ArriveCAN submission may have to test on arrival and quarantine for 14 days, regardless of their vaccination status. Travellers taking a cruise or a plane must submit their information in ArriveCAN within 72 hours before boarding.

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    18.03.2022
  • Canada Latest News: Government will ease entry rules for fully vaccinated international travelers from 1 March (Reuters, 15.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:

    *If you’re fully vaccinated: Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism. Use the online tool ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ to find out if you are eligible to enter Canada. As well as being fully vaccinated, you must

    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test
    result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or arrival at the land border crossing; or a previous positive test result taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before entering Canada; or proof of a professionally administered or observed antigen test taken outside of Canada no more than 1 day before to your scheduled flight or entry to Canada by land or water.
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    • submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan in case you do not meet the necessary requirements at the border; and
    • take a test on arrival, if selected
    • wear a face mask during the flight and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    If selected for arrivals testing, you no longer need to quarantine while awaiting the result.
    If your arrival test is negative, you must:
    • follow local public health measures
    • wear a well-fitted mask when in public spaces for the first 14 days after your entry;
    • maintain a list of all close contacts and locations you visit for your first 14 days in Canada
    • monitor yourself for signs and symptoms
    • keep copies of your proof of vaccination and pre-arrival tests for 14 days
    If your arrival test is positive, you must isolate for 10 days.
    A positive molecular pre-entry test result taken less than 10 calendar days before your planned entry or flight to Canada is not a valid test result for entry to Canada.
    A positive antigen pre-entry test result is never a valid test result for boarding a flight or entry to Canada, not even if it is from within 10 to 180 calendar days before your date of entry.
    Foreign nationals with symptoms or with a positive result from less than 10 calendar days before arriving will be denied entry.
    Children under the age of 5 are exempt from the pre-departure test. If you do not have your vaccine certificate and a valid test result, you may be denied boarding or entry.
    Further details are available on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    *Proof of vaccination status: To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to Canada, you must have received at least 2 doses of a vaccine accepted for travel, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You must have received your second dose at least 14 calendar days before you enter Canada. And you must have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Your proof of vaccination must be in English or French. If your proof of vaccination is not in English or French, you will need a certified translation in English or French.
    Currently, accepted vaccines are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Covaxin, Novavax, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), COVAXIN, Sinopharm and Sinovac.
    Full details about proof of vaccination status can be found on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: Foreign nationals who don’t qualify as fully vaccinated will only be allowed to enter in specific circumstances. Check the Government of Canada’s travel pages to find out if you can enter Canada.
    If you’re not fully vaccinated but have been granted an exemption to enter Canada, you’ll need to:
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    • have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test
    result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or arrival at the land border crossing, or a previous positive test result taken between 10 and 180 days before entering Canada. Antigen tests, often called “rapid tests” are not accepted;
    • air travellers are strongly encouraged to pre-register for arrival testing before their flight to Canada.
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    • submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including: a credible quarantine plan; confirmation of a negative pre-entry test (or positive test taken 10 to 180 days before entering Canada); COVID-19 symptom self-assessment;
    • take a test on arrival, and a further test on day 8
    • wear a face mask during the flight and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    • Self-isolate for 14 days (You are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply).
    If you do not have a valid test result, you will be denied boarding or entry. Final determination regarding entry and quarantine is made by a government representative at the port of entry based on the information presented to them at the time of entry into Canada.
    You must follow the handout given to you at time of entry, as well as all additional federal, provincial/territorial and local public health measures, including wearing a well-constructed mask en route to your place of quarantine. If you have symptoms or an unsuitable quarantine plan, follow the directions provided by the government representative.
    Unvaccinated asymptomatic travellers 12 years of age and over are not required to quarantine upon entering Canada if they meet have a medical contraindication against getting a COVID-19 vaccine and comply with certain measures. See Public Health Canada’s website for further information.
    Dependents 18 years of age or over who are unvaccinated because of mental or physical limitation may enter but must follow all testing and quarantine requirements, even when they are accompanied by parents or guardians who qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.
    Canadian citizens (including dual citizens), people registered under the Indian Act, permanent residents of Canada, or protected persons (refugee status) are allowed to enter Canada if not fully vaccinated.
    Further information about unvaccinated travellers entering Canada during COVID-19 is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    *If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year: If you’ve recovered from COVID-19, you still need at least 2 doses of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) purposes.
    If you’ve only had one dose of an accepted vaccine other than Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), you don’t qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption.
    *Children and young people: Children aged 12 to 17 years must follow the rules for fully vaccinated travellers to enter Canada. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children aged 12 to 17 are subject to the 14-day quarantine, and all testing requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day-8 tests, whether or not they are accompanied by travellers who qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.
    Unvaccinated asymptomatic travellers 12 years of age and over are not required to quarantine upon entering Canada if they meet have a medical contraindication against getting a COVID-19 vaccine and comply with certain measures. See Public Health Canada’s website for further information. If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, your unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 11 and under must follow specific requirements when you enter Canada.
    Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 11 and under accompanied by a partially vaccinated or unvaccinated adult must complete pre-entry, arrival and Day-8 tests, unless you have evidence that the child had a positive COVID-19 test taken 14 to 180 days prior to arrival in Canada or the child is aged 4 and under. There are additional rules that must be followed for the first 14 days of their visit, such as not attending school and limiting contact with others. Further details are available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages.
    If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, your unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 11 and under will be exempt from quarantine, without any limitations on their activities. This means, for example, they no longer need to wait 14 days before attending school, camp or day care.
    Adults travelling with fully vaccinated children between the ages of 5 to 11 have the option to upload their proof of vaccination into ArriveCAN.
    The benefit of uploading the child’s proof is that if they are travelling with an adult who does not qualify as fully vaccinated, the child will qualify for an exemption from quarantine and mandatory testing on Day 1 and Day 8.
    Further information is available on the government of Canada travel pages.
    *If you’re transiting through Canada: You may be permitted to transit through Canada to reach another country. If you are transiting through Canada, you must 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). You must also:
    • plan your travel so you arrive and depart from the same Canadian airport within 24 hours. Domestic transfers are not permitted
    • make sure your baggage is checked through to a destination outside of 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)
    During your connection you must remain in the secure transit area to complete your connection. This means that you will not be allowed to collect your baggage, or check-in for your next flight anywhere but at your scheduled gate of departure.
    You are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements, as long as you remain in the se-cure transit area to complete your connection within 24 hours. If you need to leave the airport or the secure transit area due to a flight cancellation or delay, you become subject to mandatory quarantine until your flight departs.
    You must follow all flight requirements and comply with any guidelines provided by the Airport Authority, such as wearing a face mask. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    Further information about transiting through Canada can be found on the Transit through Canada webpage. 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.
    *Exemptions: Certain categories of visitors are exempt from being fully vaccinated. You should use the online tool available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages to check if you may be eligible to enter Canada.
    *Compassionate reasons: Exemptions to the entry rules may apply for:
    • Dependents 18 years of age or over who are unvaccinated because of mental or physical limitation
    • attending the funeral of a close family member or caring for or visiting the critically ill
    • Receiving essential medical services or treatments for a condition other than COVID-19
    You should use the online tool available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages to check if you are eligible to enter Canada. If you believe that you meet the criteria for a compassionate exemption, you must apply for compassionate entry before entering Canada, bring all required issued compassionate approvals, and meet testing and quarantine requirements.


    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:
    • limit on numbers in bars and restaurants and at large gatherings in affected cities and regions
    • mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor public settings
    *Public spaces and services: Travellers aged 12 and above must be fully vaccinated to depart from Canadian airports on both domestic and international flights, or travel on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains. There are very limited exceptions. 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.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    11.03.2022
  • Canada Latest News: Government will ease entry rules for fully vaccinated international travelers from 1 March (Reuters, 15.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:

    *If you’re fully vaccinated: Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism. Use the online tool ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ to find out if you are eligible to enter Canada. As well as being fully vaccinated, you must

    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test
    result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or arrival at the land border crossing; or a previous positive test result taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before entering Canada; or proof of a professionally administered or observed antigen test taken outside of Canada no more than 1 day before to your scheduled flight or entry to Canada by land or water.
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    • submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan in case you do not meet the necessary requirements at the border; and
    • take a test on arrival, if selected
    • wear a face mask during the flight and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    If selected for arrivals testing, you no longer need to quarantine while awaiting the result.
    If your arrival test is negative, you must:
    • follow local public health measures
    • wear a well-fitted mask when in public spaces for the first 14 days after your entry;
    • maintain a list of all close contacts and locations you visit for your first 14 days in Canada
    • monitor yourself for signs and symptoms
    • keep copies of your proof of vaccination and pre-arrival tests for 14 days
    If your arrival test is positive, you must isolate for 10 days.
    A positive molecular pre-entry test result taken less than 10 calendar days before your planned entry or flight to Canada is not a valid test result for entry to Canada.
    A positive antigen pre-entry test result is never a valid test result for boarding a flight or entry to Canada, not even if it is from within 10 to 180 calendar days before your date of entry.
    Foreign nationals with symptoms or with a positive result from less than 10 calendar days before arriving will be denied entry.
    Children under the age of 5 are exempt from the pre-departure test. If you do not have your vaccine certificate and a valid test result, you may be denied boarding or entry.
    Further details are available on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    *Proof of vaccination status: To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to Canada, you must have received at least 2 doses of a vaccine accepted for travel, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You must have received your second dose at least 14 calendar days before you enter Canada. And you must have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Your proof of vaccination must be in English or French. If your proof of vaccination is not in English or French, you will need a certified translation in English or French.
    Currently, accepted vaccines are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Covaxin, Novavax, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), COVAXIN, Sinopharm and Sinovac.
    Full details about proof of vaccination status can be found on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: Foreign nationals who don’t qualify as fully vaccinated will only be allowed to enter in specific circumstances. Check the Government of Canada’s travel pages to find out if you can enter Canada.
    If you’re not fully vaccinated but have been granted an exemption to enter Canada, you’ll need to:
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    • have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test
    result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or arrival at the land border crossing, or a previous positive test result taken between 10 and 180 days before entering Canada. Antigen tests, often called “rapid tests” are not accepted;
    • air travellers are strongly encouraged to pre-register for arrival testing before their flight to Canada.
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    • submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including: a credible quarantine plan; confirmation of a negative pre-entry test (or positive test taken 10 to 180 days before entering Canada); COVID-19 symptom self-assessment;
    • take a test on arrival, and a further test on day 8
    • wear a face mask during the flight and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    • Self-isolate for 14 days (You are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply).
    If you do not have a valid test result, you will be denied boarding or entry. Final determination regarding entry and quarantine is made by a government representative at the port of entry based on the information presented to them at the time of entry into Canada.
    You must follow the handout given to you at time of entry, as well as all additional federal, provincial/territorial and local public health measures, including wearing a well-constructed mask en route to your place of quarantine. If you have symptoms or an unsuitable quarantine plan, follow the directions provided by the government representative.
    Unvaccinated asymptomatic travellers 12 years of age and over are not required to quarantine upon entering Canada if they meet have a medical contraindication against getting a COVID-19 vaccine and comply with certain measures. See Public Health Canada’s website for further information.
    Dependents 18 years of age or over who are unvaccinated because of mental or physical limitation may enter but must follow all testing and quarantine requirements, even when they are accompanied by parents or guardians who qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.
    Canadian citizens (including dual citizens), people registered under the Indian Act, permanent residents of Canada, or protected persons (refugee status) are allowed to enter Canada if not fully vaccinated.
    Further information about unvaccinated travellers entering Canada during COVID-19 is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    *If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year: If you’ve recovered from COVID-19, you still need at least 2 doses of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) purposes.
    If you’ve only had one dose of an accepted vaccine other than Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), you don’t qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption.
    *Children and young people: Children aged 12 to 17 years must follow the rules for fully vaccinated travellers to enter Canada. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children aged 12 to 17 are subject to the 14-day quarantine, and all testing requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day-8 tests, whether or not they are accompanied by travellers who qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.
    Unvaccinated asymptomatic travellers 12 years of age and over are not required to quarantine upon entering Canada if they meet have a medical contraindication against getting a COVID-19 vaccine and comply with certain measures. See Public Health Canada’s website for further information. If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, your unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 11 and under must follow specific requirements when you enter Canada.
    Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 11 and under accompanied by a partially vaccinated or unvaccinated adult must complete pre-entry, arrival and Day-8 tests, unless you have evidence that the child had a positive COVID-19 test taken 14 to 180 days prior to arrival in Canada or the child is aged 4 and under. There are additional rules that must be followed for the first 14 days of their visit, such as not attending school and limiting contact with others. Further details are available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages.
    If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, your unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 11 and under will be exempt from quarantine, without any limitations on their activities. This means, for example, they no longer need to wait 14 days before attending school, camp or day care.
    Adults travelling with fully vaccinated children between the ages of 5 to 11 have the option to upload their proof of vaccination into ArriveCAN.
    The benefit of uploading the child’s proof is that if they are travelling with an adult who does not qualify as fully vaccinated, the child will qualify for an exemption from quarantine and mandatory testing on Day 1 and Day 8.
    Further information is available on the government of Canada travel pages.
    *If you’re transiting through Canada: You may be permitted to transit through Canada to reach another country. If you are transiting through Canada, you must 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). You must also:
    • plan your travel so you arrive and depart from the same Canadian airport within 24 hours. Domestic transfers are not permitted
    • make sure your baggage is checked through to a destination outside of 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)
    During your connection you must remain in the secure transit area to complete your connection. This means that you will not be allowed to collect your baggage, or check-in for your next flight anywhere but at your scheduled gate of departure.
    You are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements, as long as you remain in the se-cure transit area to complete your connection within 24 hours. If you need to leave the airport or the secure transit area due to a flight cancellation or delay, you become subject to mandatory quarantine until your flight departs.
    You must follow all flight requirements and comply with any guidelines provided by the Airport Authority, such as wearing a face mask. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    Further information about transiting through Canada can be found on the Transit through Canada webpage. 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.
    *Exemptions: Certain categories of visitors are exempt from being fully vaccinated. You should use the online tool available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages to check if you may be eligible to enter Canada.
    *Compassionate reasons: Exemptions to the entry rules may apply for:
    • Dependents 18 years of age or over who are unvaccinated because of mental or physical limitation
    • attending the funeral of a close family member or caring for or visiting the critically ill
    • Receiving essential medical services or treatments for a condition other than COVID-19
    You should use the online tool available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages to check if you are eligible to enter Canada. If you believe that you meet the criteria for a compassionate exemption, you must apply for compassionate entry before entering Canada, bring all required issued compassionate approvals, and meet testing and quarantine requirements.


    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
    01.03.2022
  • Canada Latest News: Government will ease entry rules for fully vaccinated international travelers from 1 March (Reuters, 15.02.2022). Government to lift mandatory PCR testing for fully-vaccinated nationals who travel abroad (Reuters, 10.02.2022).

    International Restrictions:

    *All travellers: The Government of Canada has announced forthcoming changes to COVID-19 testing and self-isolation requirements. From 28 February 2022: fully vaccinated travellers randomly selected for a COVID-19 test on arrival will no longer be required to self-isolate pending the result of the test. Unvaccinated travellers will continue to be required to test on arrival and on Day 8 and quarantine for 14 days. Unvaccinated foreign nationals will not be permitted to enter Canada unless they meet one of the few exemptions.
    All travellers (fully vaccinated and unvaccinated with right of entry) will have the option of using a COVID-19 rapid antigen test result (taken the day prior to their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border) or a molecular test result (taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border) to meet pre-entry requirements.
    Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website.
    *Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA): Visitors travelling to Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada.
    If you’re visiting Canada you’ll need an eTA to board your flight unless you’re otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card). If you have British-Canadian dual nationality you won’t be able to apply for an eTA and you’ll need to present a valid Canadian passport to board your flight to Canada.
    If you’re travelling by land or sea, you won’t need an eTA when you enter Canada. However, you must travel with acceptable travel documents and identification.
    For more information about the eTA system, and to apply online, visit the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) website.
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism. Use the online tool ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ to find out if you are eligible to enter Canada.
    As well as being fully vaccinated, you must:
    be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test
    result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or 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;
    have no COVID symptoms;
    submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan in case you do not meet the necessary requirements at the border; and
    take a test on arrival, if selected, and self-isolate pending a negative result
    wear a face mask during the flight and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    If selected for arrivals testing, you must quarantine in a suitable place until you receive a negative test result. You may take public transportation (for example, connecting flights) to your place of quarantine.
    Travellers who provide a positive COVID-19 molecular pre-entry test result between 14 and 180 days before their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border crossing are exempt from arrival testing. Travellers arriving by boat and children under the age of 5 are also exempt. Travellers from the US who have not been in any other country for 14 days must take a test on arrival if selected, but are exempt from quarantine pending the result.
    If you do not have your vaccine certificate and a valid test result, you may be denied boarding or entry. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you must quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are available on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    *Proof of vaccination status: To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to Canada, you must have received at least 2 doses of a vaccine accepted for travel, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You must have received your second dose at least 15 calendar days before you enter Canada. And you must have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Your proof of vaccination must be in English or French. If your proof of vaccination is not in English or French, you will need a certified translation in English or French.
    Currently, accepted vaccines are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), COVAXIN, Sinopharm and Sinovac.
    Full details about proof of vaccination status can be found on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page.
    *Travellers from US: Travellers from the US who have not been in any other country for 14 days must take a test on arrival if selected, but are exempt from quarantine pending the result.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: Foreign nationals who don’t qualify as fully vaccinated will only be allowed to enter in specific circumstances. Check the Government of Canada’s travel pages to find out if you can enter Canada. If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll need to:
    be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or 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;
    have no COVID symptoms;
    submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including: a credible quarantine plan; confirmation of a negative pre-entry test (or positive test taken 14-180 days before departure to Canada); COVID-19 symptom self-assessment;
    take a test on arrival, and a further test on day 8
    wear a face mask during the flight and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    Self-isolate for 14 days (You are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply).
    If you do not have a valid test result, you will be denied boarding or entry. Final determination regarding entry and quarantine is made by a government representative at the port of entry based on the information presented to them at the time of entry into Canada.
    You must follow the handout given to you at time of entry, as well as all additional federal, provincial/territorial and local public health measures, including wearing a well-constructed mask en route to your place of quarantine. If you have symptoms or an unsuitable quarantine plan, follow the directions provided by the government representative.
    Unvaccinated asymptomatic travellers 12 years of age and over are not required to quarantine upon entering Canada if they meet have a medical contraindication against getting a COVID-19 vaccine and comply with certain measures. See Public Health Canada’s website for further information.
    Canadian citizens (including dual citizens), people registered under the Indian Act, permanent residents of Canada, or protected persons (refugee status) are allowed to enter Canada if not fully vaccinated.
    Further information about unvaccinated travellers entering Canada during COVID-19 is available on thePublic Health Agency of Canada’s website. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    *If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year: If you’ve recovered from COVID-19, you still need at least 2 doses of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or mix of 2 accepted vaccines to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) purposes. If you’ve only had one dose of an accepted vaccine other than Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), you don’t qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption.
    *Children and young people: Children aged 12 to 17 years must follow the rules for fully vaccinated travellers to enter Canada. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children aged 12 to 17 are subject to the 14-day quarantine, and all testing requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day-8 tests, whether or not they are accompanied by travellers who qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.
    Unvaccinated asymptomatic travellers 12 years of age and over are not required to quarantine upon entering Canada if they meet have a medical contraindication against getting a COVID-19 vaccine and comply with certain measures. See Public Health Canada’s website for further information. If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, your unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 11 and under must follow specific requirements when you enter Canada.
    Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 11 and under must complete pre-entry, arrival and Day-8 tests, unless you have evidence that the child had a positive COVID-19 test taken 14 to 180 days prior to arrival in Canada or the child is aged 4 and under. There are additional rules that must be followed for the first 14 days of their visit, such as not attending school and limiting contact with others. Further details are available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages.
    *If you’re transiting through Canada: You may be permitted to transit through Canada to reach another country. If you are transiting through Canada, you must 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). You must also:
    plan your travel so you arrive and depart from the same Canadian airport within 24 hours. Domestic transfers are not permitted
    make sure your baggage is checked through to a destination outside of 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)
    During your connection you must remain in the secure transit area to complete your connection. This means that you will not be allowed to collect your baggage, or check-in for your next flight anywhere but at your scheduled gate of departure.
    You are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements, as long as you remain in the se-cure transit area to complete your connection within 24 hours. If you need to leave the airport or the secure transit area due to a flight cancellation or delay, you become subject to mandatory quarantine until your flight departs.
    You must follow all flight requirements and comply with any guidelines provided by the Airport Authority, such as wearing a face mask. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    Further information about transiting through Canada can be found on the Transit through Canada webpage. 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.
    *Exemptions: Certain categories of visitors are exempt from being fully vaccinated. You should use the online tool available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages to check if you may be eligible to enter Canada.
    *Compassionate reasons: Exemptions to the entry rules may apply for:
    Dependents 18 years of age or over who are unvaccinated because of mental or physical limitation
    attending the funeral of a close family member or caring for or visiting the critically ill
    Receiving essential medical services or treatments for a condition other than COVID-19
    You should use the online tool available on the Government of Canada’s travel pages to check if you are eligible to enter Canada
    . If you believe that you meet the criteria for a compassionate exemption, you must apply for compassionate entry
    before entering Canada, bring all required issued compassionate approvals, and meet testing and quarantine requirements.


    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
    19.02.2022
  • Canada Latest News: Government increases testing requirements for all international travelers, lifts ban on flights from 10 African countries (CBC, 17.12.2021). Government advises against international travel because of COVID-19 Omicron variant (Reuters, 15.12.21)

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Entry into Canada and exit from Canada depends on your vaccination status and whether you have the right to do so e.g. as a Canadian national. Use the online tool, ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ to find out if you are eligible to enter Canada. The Government of Canada announced on19 November 2021 that, as of 15 January 2022, the exemptions in entry requirements for certain groups of travellers will change. The Government has also announced the reintroduction of mandatory testing on arrival for all travellers regardless of vaccine status, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents, from all destinations aside from the US. Travellers are also required to self-isolate pending the result of the test.
    *If you are fully vaccinated: Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism, but you must:
    be fully vaccinated: you 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 Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), COVAXIN, Sinopharm and Sinovac
    • have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or 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;
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    • submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan in case you do not meet the necessary requirements at the border;
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • take a test on arrival, if selected, and self-isolate pending a negative result
    If you do not have your vaccine certificate and a valid test result, you may be denied boarding or entry. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you must quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are available on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page .
    Fully vaccinated travellers may be selected for arrival testing. They must quarantine in a suitable place until they receive a negative test result. They may take public transportation (for example, connecting flights) to their place of quarantine. Travellers from the US who have not been in any other country for 14 days must take a test on arrival if selected, but are exempt from quarantine pending the result.
    The Government of Canada is increasing the number of fully vaccinated travellers being selected for testing to reach 100% of vaccinated travellers in the coming weeks.
    Requirements for unvaccinated travellers remain unchanged. Further information is available on the Government of Canada’s website
    . For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    The Government of Canada requires all travellers, irrespective of their vaccine status, to 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.
    *If you are not fully vaccinated: People who are not fully vaccinated, but are eligible to enter Canada by right, include Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate and extended family, temporary foreign workers and most international students. You must:
    have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or 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;
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French, and a quarantine plan
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • take a test on arrival, and a further test on day 8
    • Self-isolate for 14 days
    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.
    If you do not have a valid test result, you will be denied boarding or entry. You must wear a non-medical mask or face covering until you get to your place of self-isolation. Further information is available on Public Health Agency of Canada’s website. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    *Guidance for everyone entering Canada: When you fly, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. You must wear a non-medical face mask or face covering to fly to and from Canadian airports, and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    If your final destination is Canada you must submit your information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN (App or website), within 72 hours before your arrival in Canada. You must show your ArriveCAN receipt when at the border, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally.
    International flights are operating at 10 airports. 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 may operate in Canadian waters effective 1 November 2021. Read further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels in 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 your country, 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 in airport terminals in Canada. You must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate. Find out more on the Transiting Through Canada webpage.
    If you are transiting through Canada, you must 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.
    *Departing Canada by air: From 30 October 2021, everyone aged 12 and above must be fully vaccinated to depart from Canadian airports on both domestic and international flights, or travel on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains. There are very limited exceptions. This will also apply for cruise ships when the cruise season commences in 2022. Further information is 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
    31.12.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Government increases testing requirements for all international travelers, lifts ban on flights from 10 African countries (CBC, 17.12.2021). Government advises against international travel because of COVID-19 Omicron variant (Reuters, 15.12.21)

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Entry into Canada and exit from Canada depends on your vaccination status and whether you have the right to do so e.g. as a Canadian national. Use the online tool, ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ to find out if you are eligible to enter Canada. The Government of Canada announced on19 November 2021 that, as of 15 January 2022, the exemptions in entry requirements for certain groups of travellers will change. The Government has also announced the reintroduction of mandatory testing on arrival for all travellers regardless of vaccine status, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents, from all destinations aside from the US. Travellers are also required to self-isolate pending the result of the test.
    *If you are fully vaccinated: Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism, but you must:
    be fully vaccinated: you 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 Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), COVAXIN, Sinopharm and Sinovac
    • have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or 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;
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan in case you do not meet the necessary requirements at the border;
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • take a test on arrival, if selected, and self-isolate pending a negative result
    If you do not have your vaccine certificate and a valid test result, you may be denied boarding or entry. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you must quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are available on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page .
    Effective 30 November 2021, fully vaccinated individuals with right of entry to Canada who depart and re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada will not have to present a pre-entry molecular test. This exemption is only for trips originating in Canada taken by fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, permanent residents and certain other categories, who depart and re-enter by land or by air and can demonstrate that they have been away from Canada for less than 72 hours. Further details are available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website. The Government of Canada has announced that this exemption will be lifted from 21 December.
    Fully vaccinated travellers who have been in any country other than Canada and the United States in the 14 days prior to entry to Canada may be selected for arrival testing. They must quarantine in a suitable place until they receive a negative test result. They may take public transportation (for example, connecting flights) to their place of quarantine. The Government of Canada is increasing the number of fully vaccinated travellers being selected for testing to reach 100% of vaccinated travellers in the coming weeks.
    Requirements for unvaccinated travellers remain unchanged.
    Further information is available on the Government of Canada’s website. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    Fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada only have to quarantine until receipt of a negative test on arrival. The Government of Canada requires all travellers, irrespective of their vaccine status, to 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.
    *If you are not fully vaccinated: People who are not fully vaccinated, but are eligible to enter Canada by right, include Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate and extended family, temporary foreign workers and most international students. You must:
    have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or 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;
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French, and a quarantine plan
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • take a test on arrival, and a further test on day 8
    • Self-isolate for 14 days
    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.
    If you do not have a valid test result, you will be denied boarding or entry. You must wear a non-medical mask or face covering until you get to your place of self-isolation. Further information is available on Public Health Agency of Canada’s website. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    *Guidance for everyone entering Canada: When you fly, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. You must wear a non-medical face mask or face covering to fly to and from Canadian airports, and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    If your final destination is Canada you must submit your information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN (App or website), within 72 hours before your arrival in Canada. You must show your ArriveCAN receipt when at the border, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally.
    International flights are operating at 10 airports. 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 may operate in Canadian waters effective 1 November 2021. Read further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels in 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 your country, 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 in airport terminals in Canada. You must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate. Find out more on the Transiting Through Canada webpage.
    If you are transiting through Canada, you must 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.
    *Departing Canada by air: From 30 October 2021, everyone aged 12 and above must be fully vaccinated to depart from Canadian airports on both domestic and international flights, or travel on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains. There are very limited exceptions. This will also apply for cruise ships when the cruise season commences in 2022. Further information is 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
    20.12.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Country expected to tighten international travel restrictions because of Omicron COVID-19 variant (Reuters, 14.12.2021)

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry into Canada and exit from Canada depends on your vaccination status and whether you have the right to do so e.g. as a Canadian national. Use the online tool, ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ to find out if you are eligible to enter Canada. The Government of Canada announced on 19 November 2021
    that, as of 15 January 2022, the exemptions in entry requirements for certain groups of travellers will change.
    The Government of Canada is prohibiting entry to foreign nationals if they have spent any time at all, including in transit, in the following countries within 14 days of travel: South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Nigeria, Egypt and Malawi. This is irrespective of vaccination status.
    The Government has also announced the reintroduction of mandatory testing on arrival for all travellers regardless of vaccine status, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents, from all destinations aside from the US. Travellers are also required to self-isolate pending the result of the test.
    *If you are fully vaccinated: Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism, but you must: be fully vaccinated : you 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 Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), COVAXIN, Sinopharm and Sinovac
    have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or 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;
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan in case you do not meet the necessary requirements at the border;
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • take a test on arrival, if selected, and self-isolate pending a negative result
    If you do not have your vaccine certificate and a valid test result, you may be denied boarding or entry. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you must quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are available on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page.
    Effective 30 November 2021, fully vaccinatedindividuals with right of entry to Canada who depart and re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada will not have to present a pre-entry molecular test. This exemption is only for trips originating in Canada taken by fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, permanent residents and certain other categories, who depart and re-enter by land or by air and can demonstrate that they have been away from Canada for less than 72 hours. Further details are available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website.
    Fully vaccinated travellers who have been in any country other than Canada and the United States in the 14 days prior to entry to Canada may be selected for arrival testing. They must quarantine in a suitable place until they receive a negative test result. They may take public transportation (for example, connecting flights) to their place of quarantine.
    The Government of Canada is increasing the number of fully vaccinated travellers being selected for testing to reach 100% of vaccinated travellers in the coming weeks.
    Requirements for unvaccinated travellers remain unchanged.
    Further information is available on the Government of Canada’s website. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    Fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada only have to quarantine until receipt of a negative test on arrival. The Government of Canada requires all travellers, irrespective of their vaccine status, to 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.
    *If you are not fully vaccinated: People who are not fully vaccinated, but are eligible to enter Canada by right, include Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate and extended family, temporary foreign workers and most international students. You must:
    have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or 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;
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French, and a quarantine plan
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • take a test on arrival, and a further test on day 8
    • Self-isolate for 14 days
    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. If you do not have a valid test result, you will be denied boarding or entry.
    You must wear a non-medical mask or face covering until you get to your place of self-isolation. Further information is available on Public Health Agency of Canada’s website. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    *Guidance for everyone entering Canada: When you fly, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. You must wear a non-medical face mask or face covering to fly to and from Canadian airports, and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    If your final destination is Canada you must submit your information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN (App or website), within 72 hours before your arrival in Canada. You must show your ArriveCAN receipt when at the border, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally.
    International flights are operating at 10 airports. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information.
    Note the new specific requirements for travellers departing from Canada by air.
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers may operate in Canadian waters effective 1 November 2021. Read further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels in 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, exceptions apply. You must:
    • plan your travel so you arrive and depart from the same airport within 24 hours (Domestic transfers are not permitted) • 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 in airport terminals in Canada. You must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate. Find out more on the Transiting Through Canada webpage.
    If you are transiting through Canada, you must 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.
    *Departing Canada by air: From 30 October 2021, everyone aged 12 and above must be fully vaccinated to depart from Canadian airports on both domestic and international flights, or travel on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains. There are very limited exceptions. This will also apply for cruise ships when the cruise season commences in 2022.
    Further information is 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
    15.12.2021
  • Canada Latest News: Government to require all travelers arriving by air to take COVID-19 test, except US (Reuters, 30.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry into Canada and exit from Canada: depends on your vaccination status and whether you have the right to do so e.g. as a Canadian national. Use the online tool, ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ to find out if you are eligible to enter Canada. The Government of Canada announced on 19 November 202
    that, as of 15 January 2022, the exemptions in entry requirements for certain groups of travellers will change.
    The Government of Canada is prohibiting entry to foreign nationals if they have spent any time at all, including in transit, in the following countries within 14 days of travel: South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Nigeria, Egypt and Malawi.
    The Government has also announced the reintroduction of mandatory testing on arrival in the coming days for all travellers regardless of vaccine status, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents, from all destinations aside from the US. Travellers will also be required to self-isolate pending the result of the test.
    *If you are fully vaccinated: Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism, but you must:

    be fully vaccinated : you 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 Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), COVAXIN, Sinopharm and Sinovac
    • have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or 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;
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan in case you do not meet the necessary requirements at the border;
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • take a test on arrival, if selected.
    If you do not have a valid test result, you will be denied boarding or entry. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you must quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are available on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page .
    Effective 30 November 2021, fully vaccinated individuals with right of entry to Canada who depart and re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada will not have to present a pre-entry molecular test. This exemption is only for trips originating in Canada taken by fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, permanent residents and certain other categories, who depart and re-enter by land or by air and can demonstrate that they have been away from Canada for less than 72 hours. Further details are available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website.
    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 but you may be randomly selected for border surveillance testing upon arrival. 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. You should comply with any additional screening measures.
    If you cannot demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated, you must take an additional test on arrival and a further test on Day 8 of their 14-day self-isolation period. Further information is available on Public Health Agency of Canada’s website. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    Fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada do not need to quarantine.
    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.
    *If you are not fully vaccinated: People who are not fully vaccinated, but are eligible to enter Canada by right, include Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate and extended family, temporary foreign workers and most international students. You must quarantine, complete all testing requirements (pre-arrival, upon arrival/day 1 and on day 8). You must also:
    • have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or 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;
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    • submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French, and a quarantine plan
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • take a test on arrival, if selected.
    If you do not have a valid test result, you will be denied boarding or entry.
    You must wear a non-medical mask or face covering until you get to your place of self-isolation. Further information is available on Public Health Agency of Canada’s website. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    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.
    *Guidance for everyone entering Canada: When you fly, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. You must wear a non-medical face mask or face covering to fly to and from Canadian airports, and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    If your final destination is Canada you must submit your information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN (App or website), within 72 hours before your arrival in Canada. You must show your ArriveCAN receipt when at the border, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally.
    International flights are operating at 10 airports. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information.
    Note the new specific requirements for travellers departing from Canada by air.
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers cannot operate in Canadian waters until 31 October 2021. Read further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels in 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 your country, 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 in airport terminals in Canada. You must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate. Find out more on the Transiting Through Canada , Transiting Through Canada webpage.
    If you are transiting through Canada, you must 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.

    *Departing Canada by air: From 30 October 2021, everyone aged 12 and above must be fully vaccinated to depart from Canadian airports on both domestic and international flights, or travel on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains. There are very limited exceptions. This will also apply for cruise ships when the cruise season commences in 2022.
    To allow time to become fully vaccinated, until 30 November only, 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

    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
    02.12.2021
  • Canada Latest News: More airports allowed to accept international flights by 30 November (News.cn, 02.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Entry into Canada and exit from Canada depends on your vaccination status and whether you have the right to do so e.g. as a Canadian national. Use the online tool, ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ to find out if you are eligible to enter Canada. The Government of Canada announced on 19 November 202, as of 15 January 2022, the exemptions in entry requirements for certain groups of travellers will change.
    *If you are fully vaccinated: Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism, but you must:

    be fully vaccinated: you 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 Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).
    The Government of Canada has announced that, effective 30 November 2021, it will expand the list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive to be considered fully vaccinated
    for the purpose of travel to Canada. The list will include Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN.
    • have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or 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;
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan in case you do not meet the necessary requirements at the border;
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • take a test on arrival, if selected.
    If you do not have a valid test result, you will be denied boarding or entry. If you are travelling from a country where molecular testing is unavailable you must quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are available on the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada web page.
    Effective 30 November 2021, fully vaccinated
    individuals with right of entry to Canada who depart and re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada will not have to present a pre-entry molecular test. This exemption is only for trips originating in Canada taken by fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, permanent residents and certain other categories, who depart and re-enter by land or by air and can demonstrate that they have been away from Canada for less than 72 hours. Further details are available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website.
    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 but you may be randomly selected for border surveillance testing upon arrival. 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. You should comply with any additional screening measures.
    If you cannot demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated, you must take an additional test on arrival and a further test on Day 8 of their 14-day self-isolation period. Further information is available on Public Health Agency of Canada’s website. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    Fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada do not need to quarantine.
    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.
    *If you are not fully vaccinated: People who are not fully vaccinated, but are eligible to enter Canada by right, include Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate and extended family, temporary foreign workers and most international students. You must quarantine, complete all testing requirements (pre-arrival, upon arrival/day 1 and on day 8). You must also:
    • have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or 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;
    • have no COVID symptoms;
    submit your mandatory information via

    ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French, and a quarantine plan
    • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • take a test on arrival, if selected.
    If you do not have a valid test result, you will be denied boarding or entry.
    You must wear a non-medical mask or face covering until you get to your place of self-isolation. Further information is available on
    Public Health Agency of Canada’s website. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, contact Health Canada.
    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.
    *Guidance for everyone entering Canada: When you fly, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. You must wear a non-medical face mask or face covering to fly to and from Canadian airports, and in airport terminals. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate.
    If your final destination is Canada you must submit your information digitally through Canada’s
    ArriveCAN (App or website), within 72 hours before your arrival in Canada. You must show your ArriveCAN receipt when at the border, as well as evidence that you have submitted your details digitally.
    International flights are operating at 10 airports. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information.
    Note the new specific requirements for travellers departing from Canada by air.
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers cannot operate in Canadian waters until 31 October 2021. Read further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels in
    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 your country, 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 in airport terminals in Canada. You must demonstrate that they have the necessary face mask or face covering during the boarding process. If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, you must be in possession of a medical certificate. Find out more on the
    Transiting Through Canada webpage.
    If you are transiting through Canada, you must 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.
    *Departing Canada by air: From 30 October 2021, everyone aged 12 and above must be fully vaccinated to depart from Canadian airports on both domestic and international flights, or travel on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains. There are very limited exceptions. This will also apply for cruise ships when the cruise season commences in 2022.
    To allow time to become fully vaccinated, until 30 November only, 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

    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
    20.11.2021
  • 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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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.

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    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.

    Read more
    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.

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    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

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    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).

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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 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).

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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 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).

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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]

    *****

    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]

    *****

    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.

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    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
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