International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Canada From Equatorial Guinea is Restricted

Description

Most international travelers are not allowed to enter Canada.

All scheduled international commercial passenger flights must land at one of Canada’s four largest airports: Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Calgary International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Canadian citizens;
  • Permanent residents;
  • Extended family members include those in a long-term, exclusive dating relationship and their dependent children, plus adult children, grandchildren, siblings, parents and grandparents under certain conditions;
  • Foreign nationals for compassionate reasons in specific and limited situations, including to say goodbye to a loved one, to provide care for a loved one, or to attend a funeral;
  • Foreign nationals arriving directly from the US for a non-discretionary purpose;
  • Indians under the Indian Act;
  • International students approved by a provincial or territorial government as having a COVID-19 readiness plan will be allowed to enter Canada.

For more information about exemptions, please check the source.

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Canadian Government
Start Date
2/3/2021
Changed
7/27/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 molecular test (PCR, RT-PCR, NAAT, LAMP) result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before the departure of their last direct flight to Canada.

Travelers arriving via land border must provide a test taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to arrival in Canada.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5;
  • Transit passengers;
  • Travelers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19, however, must provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test taken between 14 and 90 days prior to departure;
  • Crew members;
  • Essential services;
  • Emergency services;
  • National security or interest;
  • Special exemptions.

Please see the source for more details about the exemptions.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Final Boarding
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Final Boarding
  • A Lamp Test Up To 72 hours Before Final Boarding
  • A Nucleic Acid Test Up To 72 hours Before Final Boarding
  • A Molecular Test Up To 72 hours Before Final Boarding
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Canadian Government
Start Date
1/21/2021
Changed
7/26/2021
Not Required

No proof of a negative COVID-19 test results for transit

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Description

Travelers with flight connections in Canada are exempt from any COVID-19 test requirement as long as they remain in the international departure area.

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Government of Canada
Start Date
1/21/2021
Changed
7/26/2021
Mandatory

Electronic travel authorization

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Description

You need an Electronic Travel Authorization(eTA). You must get an eTA before your flight. An eTA is delivered electronically, and is tied directly to your passport. It can be obtained online before travelling.

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Lawful permanent residents of the U.S. need an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. They must present a valid Green Card and a valid passport at check-in.

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Sherpa
Start Date
5/5/2021
Changed
7/21/2021

On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada.

Unvaccinated travelers are also required to take an additional COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5;
  • Travelers who have molecular test proof to show they had a positive COVID-19 test taken between 14-90 days before travel;
  • Travelers with extraordinary and unforeseen circumstances;
  • Diplomatic, official, and courtesy visa holders and their immediate family;
  • National interest travelers determined by the Minister of Health:
  • Travelers already exempted from quarantine (such as travelers who regularly cross the border for work).

For more details, please see the source.

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Canadian Government
Start Date
7/5/2021
Changed
7/26/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers who are fully vaccinated must have a vaccination certificate, card, or passport in English, French, or with a certified translation. The certificate must be uploaded digitally into the ArriveCAN app, and must contain the following details:

  • Name of traveler (must match passport/travel document),
  • Date of birth of traveler (must match passport/travel document),
  • Name and address of testing laboratory,
  • Laboratory credentials,
  • Date of sample collection & time of test,
  • Type of sample,
  • Test result.

Fully vaccinated travelers must have received the full course of vaccination, or a combination of vaccines Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Covishield), and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) for at least 14 days before arrival in Canada.

Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

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Government of Canada
Start Date
7/5/2021
Changed
7/28/2021
Mandatory

Temperature screening on arrival

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Description

Temperature screening and health screening for symptoms is required for all travelers on arrival.

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Canadian Government
Start Date
3/18/2020
Changed
7/26/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory during travel and in some provinces

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in all airports and in-flight. Travelers must also wear a mask in public in some provinces and cities. For more information about regional mask requirements, please check the source.

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Canadian Government
Start Date
4/20/2020
Changed
7/26/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Moderate Risk
COVID-19 transmission is moderate in Canada.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
17.05
Decreased by6.23
at 7/29/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
1.30%
Decreased by0.50%
at 7/29/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
71.32%
Increased by0.68%
at 7/29/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
26,917,700
Increased by256,040
at 7/29/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.21
Decreased by0.20
at 7/27/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the province or territory you are visiting. Further details by province can be found at https://www.canada.ca/en/...
Last Checked
7/28/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Recommended
Severity
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Face masks are required in indoor public spaces, enclosed environments and recommended when social distancing rules cannot be respected.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating with limited services. Some regions require passengers to wear a face mask while on public transport.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. In many regions, restaurants have been closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. In many regions, bars have been closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Restrictions in place
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Nightclubs are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Nightclubs in high-risk areas remain closed.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Essential shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Some non-essential businesses have been allowed to open, provided health protocols are followed, depending on the province or territory visited.

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