COVID-19 Guidance for Travellers to Canada and in Canada
Last updated: July 20, 2022
COVID-19 Guidance for Travellers
Traveling looks a bit different these days! Before you embark on your next trip, prepare by referring to the curated checklists of resources below–one for pre-trip planning and one for when you’re ready for takeoff. As these resources are from official government agencies, please note that we have simply compiled them in one place for ease of reference.
Latest Update: Fully vaccinated travellers no longer need to complete a pre-entry test. Random testing is in place for fully vaccinated travellers, however, quarantining while awaiting test results is no longer required. For travellers arriving by air, random testing will be conducted outside of airports. Learn more about testing requirements here.
Though we make every effort to update this checklist routinely, travel regulations and/or restrictions are continually changing and there may be delays in immediate updates. This checklist is designed as a place to start, not a definitive source.
✓ Check that your passport is up to date. Click here to learn more about required documentation when entering Canada.
✓ Review the current travel restrictions before booking your flight, transport, accommodation and/or other activities.
✓ If you’ve determined you’re a fully vaccinated traveller:
- Prepare all required paperwork. Click here to ensure you have what is needed to enter Canada.
✓ Don’t travel if you are sick or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
✓ Double check all documentation required is current and that the ArriveCAN app has been updated.
✓ Ensure you have everything needed for your flight or mode of transport. For updated requirements of what’s required of travellers onboard flights, click here.
✓ If flying, check your flight status and plan for additional time at the airport—refer to your air carrier or airport recommendations.
✓ Be prepared that there may be selective testing upon arrival in Canada. More information here.
✓ You’re all set! We can’t wait to welcome you soon. To get inspired for your adventure ahead, check out some of our favourite videos.
Prevention and Planning
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is actively monitoring COVID-19 (coronavirus). You can find preventative information here on the PHAC’s website or call the Health Canada COVID-19 information line at 1-833-784-4397 for further information.
- Travellers are encouraged to read the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) travel health notices here.
- For the latest official government of Canada updates on travel restrictions, please visit the PHAC website.
Flights and Border Services
For everything you need to know to prepare for a worry-free flight to or in Canada, please visit the Government of Canada website. This resource includes information about airports, requirements, proof of vaccination and more.
Travel to Canada is going to be a little different than it was prior to the pandemic, but the measures in place are in the interest of everyone. We encourage all travellers to be fully informed of the pre-entry and on-arrival public health and testing requirements both federally and provincially.
- This includes the mandatory use of the ArriveCAN app
- Travellers should plan for extra time in the lead up, and upon the arrival of their trip
- For the latest information on travel to Canada, please visit the Government of Canada website
- Call the Health Canada COVID-19 information line: 1-833-784-4397. Interpretation services are available in multiple languages. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)’s website for the latest update on COVID-19.
- Follow Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, on Twitter: @CPHO_Canada