Travel Restrictions Entering Canada from Mexico for Vaccinated Travelers

Travel Restrictions Entering Canada from Mexico for Vaccinated Travelers

Summary

Border Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Possible COVID-19 Test

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Mandatory Masks

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1x Mandatory Documents

Last Major Change
Cases Per Million
79.49
Increased by-33.97
at 5/24/2022
Vaccinated
86.61%
Increased by0.30%
at 5/24/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed

The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Mexico to Canada.

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Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Description

Fully vaccinated travelers who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days before arrival in Canada are allowed to enter Canada.

The Government of Canada might change this recommendation without prior notice. Please continue to check restrictions prior to travel.

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Before boarding an aircraft for a flight between two points in Canada or a flight to Canada departing from any other country, every traveler must confirm to the private operator or air carrier operating the flight that they understand that they may be subject to a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 taken by the provincial or territorial government with jurisdiction where the destination aerodrome for that flight is located or by the federal government.

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Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through Canada to third countries as long as they do not leave the international airport area.

Domestic transfers are not permitted for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, resettling refugees, and persons registered under the Indian Act who don't qualify as fully vaccinated.

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Overnight connections are not possible at:

  • Montréal-Trudeau (YUL);
  • Calgary International (YYC);
  • Vancouver International (YVR);
  • Toronto Pearson (YYZ).
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Visas

Before You Leave

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers

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Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land, or water.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination for Canada

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers must have a vaccination certificate in English, French, or with a certified translation. The certificate must be uploaded digitally into the ArriveCAN app and must contain all details required.

Fully vaccinated travelers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are:

  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222);
  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C);
  • Medicago Covifenz;
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273);
  • Novavax (NVX-COV2373, Nuvaxovid, Covovax);
  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2);
  • Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV);
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc).

The accepted 1 dose vaccine is:

  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson.

Travelers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travelers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before arrival.

Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 are still required to have a full course of one of the approved vaccines to be considered fully vaccinated.

Travelers who are unable to present a valid certificate or who do not adhere may be required to comply with the requirements for unvaccinated travelers or may be liable to a monetary penalty.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5.
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Mandatory

Mandatory contact information form via ArriveCAN for vaccinated travelers

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Fully vaccinated travelers are required to upload their proof of vaccination, submit their contact information and travel details, and complete a COVID-19 "self-assessment" a maximum of 72 hours before arrival. The information must be submitted digitally through the ArriveCAN app.

Travelers who fail to comply, or provide untruthful information, such as vaccination status, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.

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Anyone who cannot submit the information through the app, because of a disability or “inadequate infrastructure,” will need to contact the government using a toll-free telephone number prior to starting their trip.

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For Transit

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for transit to third countries

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

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Not Required

No quarantine is required for transit

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Transit
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Travelers with flight connections in Canada to third countries are exempt from the quarantine requirement as long as they remain in the international departure area.

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On Arrival

Possible

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival for vaccinated travelers

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Vaccinated travelers may be randomly selected for the border testing surveillance program on arrival in Canada. However, they will no longer be required to self-isolate while waiting for the result of the test.

Travelers who fail to comply, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.

Travelers may receive notifications from ArriveCAN. If qualified for the fully vaccinated exemption, travelers may ignore these notifications.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5;
  • Travelers who can provide a positive COVID-19 test taken between 10 to 180 calendar days before travel.
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Not Required

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

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TourismMedicalBusiness
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Fully vaccinated travelers with valid proof of vaccination are not required to quarantine upon arrival in Canada.

Travelers who fail to comply, or provide untruthful information of vaccination proof, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.

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While There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory during travel and in some provinces

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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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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Canada.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
79.49
Increased by-33.97
at 5/24/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
11.13%
Increased by-1.20%
at 5/19/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
86.61%
Increased by0.30%
at 5/24/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
32,969,448
Increased by114,871
at 5/24/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.82
Decreased by0.03
at 5/19/2022

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

Local Guidelines

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. More restrictive guidelines may be in place depending on the region visited. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in each Canadian region can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/trav...
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Use of mask

Recommended
Face masks are recommended but should not replace other safety measures such as social distancing. In some regions masks may be required rather than recommended.

Public transportation

Operating
Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open but some regions may require proof of vaccination.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open but some regions may require proof of vaccination.

Nightclubs

Restrictions in place
Nightclubs are open but some regions may require proof of vaccination.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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