Return to Canada Requirements

Return to Canada Requirements

Last updated May 20, 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.  

Effective April 1, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers (2 doses) are fully exempt from pre-departure testing. Random arrival surveillance testing continues, without quarantine.

There are no changes for unvaccinated and partially-vaccinated travellers (5 years of age and older), who are still subject to pre-departure testing, arrival testing, and quarantine.


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 May 10, 2022

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers
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.
Last updated May 10, 2022

Covid-19 testing

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

Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land, or water.
Last updated May 10, 2022

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

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.

Details and exemptions
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.

For full details and exemptions, see Canadian Government 
Last updated on May 10, 2022

Visa requirements
No Visa Required
If you have a Canadian passport, you're good to go.
Last updated April 14, 2022


DOCUMENTS YOU NEED FOR YOUR TRIP


Mandatory contact information form via ArriveCAN for vaccinated travellers
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.
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 May 10, 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); -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.
Last updated May 12, 2022
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Masks are mandatory during travel and in some provinces

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.
Last updated May 10, 2022

For more information visit:
Canadian Government Website


UPCOMING CHANGES

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) -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.

For full details and exemptions, see Government of Canada 
Last updated on April 14, 2022