COVID-19 Guidance for Travellers
Last updated: March 17, 2022
COVID-19 Guidance for Travellers
Travelling 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: The Government of Canada announced a series of adjustments to the current border measures, the most significant to date. Effective April 1, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers do not need to complete a pre-entry test (they may still be selected for random tests on arrival but are not required to quarantine). Read the full press release.
Though we check links and resources routinely, travel is continually changing and there may be latency in our updates. This checklist is designed as a place to start, curating resources, rather than 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:
✓ 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.
Find out if you can travel to Canada
Travellers should check if they are eligible to enter Canada and meet all entry requirements before heading to the border. In addition, some provinces and territories may have their own entry restrictions in place. Check and follow both the federal and any provincial or territorial restrictions and requirements before travelling.
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