Return to Canada Requirements

Return to Canada Requirements

Last updated December 3, 2021
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 travellers 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.
Last updated December 01, 2021

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival for vaccinated travelers
Vaccinated travellers may be randomly selected for the border testing surveillance program on arrival in Canada. Travellers are not required to quarantine while awaiting test results. If selected, travellers must take the test or will be subject to quarantine and penalties/fines. If the test is positive, travellers must submit to quarantine immediately and contact local public health authorities. In the coming days, all fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air from departure points other than the United States will be subject to arrival testing. Fully vaccinated travellers 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.

Travellers may receive notifications from ArriveCAN. If qualified for the fully vaccinated exemption, travellers may ignore these notifications.
Last updated December 01, 2021

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travellers with valid proof of vaccination are not required to quarantine upon arrival in Canada. In the coming days, all fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air from departure points other than the United States will be subject to arrival testing. Fully vaccinated travellers 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.
Last updated December 01, 2021
 

DOCUMENTS YOU NEED FOR YOUR TRIP

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results
Travellers 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 departure of their last direct flight to Canada. Antigen tests are not accepted. Travellers arriving via land border must provide a test taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Canada.

This requirement does not apply to:
-Travellers under the age of 5;
-Travellers connecting to other international destinations;
-Travellers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19. They must provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test taken between 14 and 180 days prior to departure;
-Fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or individuals registered under the Indian Act who depart and re-enter Canada within 72 hours of leaving;
-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 December 01, 2021

Mandatory contact information form via ArriveCAN
All travellers 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. 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 November 30, 2021

Mandatory proof of vaccination
Fully vaccinated travellers 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 travellers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, COVISHIELD), Sinopharm, Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc), or Covaxin, and the accepted 1 dose vaccine is Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Travellers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travellers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before departure. Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 are still required to have a full course of one of the accepted vaccines to be considered fully vaccinated. Travellers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travellers.
Last updated November 30, 2021

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 November 30, 2021

For more information visit:
Canadian Government Website