Canada

Borders are closed. There are few exceptions, however.

Passengers must arrive at Abbotsford International (YXX), Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Halifax (YHZ), John C. Munro Hamilton International (YHM), Kelowna International (YLW), Montreal (YUL), Ottawa (YOW), Quebec (YQB), Regina International (YQR), Region of Waterloo International (YKF), Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International (YXE), St. John’s International (YYT), Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Toronto Billy Bishop (YTZ), Vancouver (YVR), Victoria International (YYJ) or Winnipeg (YWG).

This does not apply to those arriving on direct flights from St. Pierre and Miquelon.

These passengers are allowed to enter:

  • citizens and permanent residents of Canada;
  • people registered under Canada’s Indian Act with the Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) or the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS);
  • holders of a Canadian Refugee Travel Document or a Single Journey Document for Resettlement to Canada;
  • holders of authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for compassionate entry;
  • holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination +14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Sinopharm and Sinovac, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). A combination of vaccines is accepted;
  • people under 12 accompanied by a guardian with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that the guardian was fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Sinopharm and Sinovac, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). A combination of vaccines is accepted;
  • holders of an application for permanent residence with a written notice issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Detailed information about exemptions can be found here

Arriving people must stay under quarantine for 14 days. Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement of the Order when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function. 

You can get more information on the website 

This doesn’t apply to holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination +14 days) before arrival, and their accompanying children younger than 12 years. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Sinopharm and Sinovac, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). A combination of vaccines is accepted. More details can be found here for vaccinated passengers and here for unvaccinated passengers.

 

Arriving people must submit their travel information not more than 72 hours before arrival through the ArriveCAN app or the website. They must present an ArriveCAN receipt before boarding.

 

Arriving people must have a negative COVID-19 test result of a test taken outside of Canada not more than 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS.

This doesn’t apply to:

  • children under 5;
  • holders of a positive COVID-19 test result of a test taken at least 11 days and at most 180 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS;
  • people arriving directly from India and Morocco.
 

Passengers arriving directly from Morocco must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure. The test result must be issued by Morocco and have a QR code. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS.

This rule does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 5 years;
  • passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 11 days and at most 180 days before departure. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS.

People arriving directly from India must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 18 hours before departure. The test result must be issued by the laboratory Genestrings at the New Delhi airport (DEL) and have a QR code. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS.

This doesn’t apply to:

  • children under 5;
  • holders of a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 11 days and at most 180 days before departure. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS.
 

Arriving people are subject to a COVID-19 molecular test on the 1st and the 8th days after arrival.

This doesn’t apply to:

  • holders of a positive COVID-19 test result of a test taken at least 11 days and at most 180 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS;
  • residents of Point Roberts in Washington in the USA entering Canada to return to their place of residence.

The COVID-19 molecular test on the 8th day after arrival does not apply to holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination +14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Sinopharm and Sinovac, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). A combination of vaccines is accepted.

 

More information about the test and hotel quarantine can be found here

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