COVID-19 Guidance for Travellers
Last updated: July 20, 2021
Guidance for Travellers
At this time, Destination Canada is committed to providing accurate information for travelers in and to Canada. We have consolidated links to sites about COVID-19 below, so you can easily access the resources you need to make informed travel decisions.
The Canadian border will be reopening to travellers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with exceptions) on September 7, 2021.
Find out if you can travel to Canada
The Government of Canada has announced the next phase to easing border measures for fully vaccinated travellers. For the full announcement, please see the Government of Canada press release.
To determine if you can travel to Canada, Global Affairs Canada has a tool, Travel Wizard, to help you by answering a few simple questions. Find out more here.
Government of Canada and WHO information
The Canada/U.S. border will be open for travel to fully-vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents as of August 9, 2021. The latest border information is here.
- The latest Government of Canada information for travel is here.
- The latest World Health Organization (WHO) information is here.
Prevention and Planning
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is actively monitoring the current outbreak of 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 with further questions.
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
Effective August 9, 2021, international flights carrying passengers will be permitted to land at the following five additional Canadian airports:
- Halifax Stanfield International Airport;
- Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport;
- Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport;
- Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport; and
- Edmonton International Airport.
These airports, in cooperation with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency and Transport Canada, are working to implement the measures necessary to safely welcome international passengers as soon as possible after August 9, as conditions dictate.
- Information about procedures at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is here.
- Information about procedures at the Calgary International Airport (YYC) is here.
- Information about procedures at the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is here.
- Information about procedures at Toronto’s Pearson airport (YYZ) is here.
- Information about procedures at Montreal’s Trudeau airport (YUL) is here.
- Air Canada (and Air Canada Rouge) has issued a response to COVID-19 here.
- WestJet has issued a response to COVID-19 here.
- Air Transat has issued a response to COVID-19 here.
- Swoop has issued a response to COVID-19 here.
- Porter has issued a response to COVID-19 here.
For specifics around passenger vessels carrying over 12 persons, Arctic coastal water restrictions or any other up-to-date information, visit the Transport Canada website.
If you had planned to travel to Canada as a part of a cruise, we urge you to contact your cruise line for the latest information on cancellations, changes, or other relevant information.
VIA Rail Canada is monitoring the situation and is posting their latest information here.
Rocky Mountaineer is monitoring the situation and is posting their latest information here.
The Hotel Association of Canada is updating their information here.
Events and Conferences
If you’re travelling to Canada for an upcoming conference or event, we recommend contacting your event organizer and host venue for the most up-to-date details.
Further information for our Business Events industry partners can be found here.
- 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