Return to Canada Requirements

Return to Canada Requirements

Last updated January 18, 2022
Below are the return to Canada requirements. Please note these are fluid and can change with little notice. Please see above and note the “last updated” date. You will also find a link(s) at the bottom of the page with the most up-to-date information which we encourage you to review the week prior to travel. The following information applies to those with a Canadian passport and who are fully vaccinated. If this does not apply to you, please contact your Travel Advisor.  

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

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. 
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.
Last updated January 16, 2022
 

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers with valid proof of vaccination are not required to quarantine upon arrival in Canada. In the coming days, all fully vaccinated travelers arriving by air from departure points other than the United States will be subject to arrival testing. Fully vaccinated travelers will be required to quarantine while they await the results of their arrival test. No specific date was announced by the Canadian government so far, our page will be updated as soon as more information is released. Travelers who fail to comply, or provide untruthful information of vaccination proof, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.
Last updated January 12, 2022

Covid-19 testing

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 molecular test (PCR, RT-PCR, NAAT, RT-LAMP) result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before the scheduled departure of their last direct flight to Canada. Travelers returning from short trips must take the test outside of Canada. Antigen tests are not accepted. Travelers arriving via land border must provide a test taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Canada. Travelers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 may alternatively provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test taken between 11 and 180 days prior to departure. Travelers who fail to comply, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine. Travelers who are unable to provide evidence that they have received a result for a COVID-19 molecular test may not be permitted to board.
 
This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 5; -Travelers connecting to other international destinations; -Crew members; -Essential services; -Emergency services; -National security or interest; -Special exemptions.
 Last updated January 16, 2022

 
DOCUMENTS YOU NEED FOR YOUR TRIP

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results
Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 molecular test (PCR, RT-PCR, NAAT, RT-LAMP) result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before the scheduled departure of their last direct flight to Canada. Travelers returning from short trips must take the test outside of Canada. Antigen tests are not accepted. Travelers arriving via land border must provide a test taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Canada. Travelers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 may alternatively provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test taken between 11 and 180 days prior to departure. Travelers who fail to comply, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine. Travelers who are unable to provide evidence that they have received a result for a COVID-19 molecular test may not be permitted to board.

This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 5; -Travelers connecting to other international destinations; -Crew members; -Essential services; -Emergency services; -National security or interest; -Special exemptions.
 
Testing Types:
PCR Test - 72 hours before final boarding
RT-PCR Test - 72 hours before final boarding
Nucleic Acid Test - 72 hours before final boarding
Molecular Test - 72 hours before final boarding
RT-LAMP Test - 72 hours before final boarding
Last updated January 13, 2022

Mandatory contact information form via ArriveCAN
All travelers are required to submit a quarantine plan and 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 or quarantine accommodation details, may be subject to a penalty or a fine. Complete ArriveCan online.

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.
Last updated January 12, 2022

Mandatory proof of vaccination
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) -Janssen/Johnson & Johnson -Moderna (mRNA-1273) -Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2) -Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV) -Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc) Travelers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travelers must have received their last dose at least 15 days before departure. 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.
Last updated January 12, 2022
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Masks are mandatory during travel and in some provinces

Travellers must wear masks in all airports and in-flight. Travellers must also wear a mask in public in some provinces and cities. For more information about regional mask requirements, please check the source.
Last updated December 19, 2021

For more information visit:
Canadian Government Website