BORDER STATUS

Latest information on travel bans during COVID-19

Canada

Borders of Canada are temporarily closed until 21 June 2021.

Flights from India and Pakistan are suspended until 21 June 2021.

 
Passengers must arrive at Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) or Vancouver (YVR).
This doesn’t apply to those arriving on direct flights from St. Pierre and Miquelon.

These passengers are allowed to enter:

  • citizens, dual citizens (with a Special Authorization approval email) 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;
  • immediate family members of citizens or permanent residents of Canada and of people registered under Canada’s Indian Act. They must stay for at least 15 days and have a quarantine plan;
  • extended family members of citizens or permanent residents of Canada and of people registered under Canada’s Indian Act. They must stay for at least 15 days, have a quarantine plan, and have a written authorization issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC); – holders of authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC);
  • holders of a letter of authorization from the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH);
  • people arriving directly from the USA and traveling on an essential purpose listed here;
  • holders of a study permit or a post-graduation work permit, issued by Canada. They must be attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory;
  • holders of an approved permanent residence in Canada if the Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) was issued on or before March 18, 2020;
  • citizens of France who live in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon and who only been in Canada, the USA or Saint-Pierre and Miquelon in the past 14 days.

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 

 

 

Arriving people must submit their travel information not more than 72 hours before arrival through the ArriveCAN app or the website 

 

Arriving people must have a negative COVID-19 test result of a test taken 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. Test results issued in India or Pakistan are not accepted.

This doesn’t apply to:

  • children under 5;
  • holders of a positive COVID-19 test result of a test taken at least 15 days and at most 90 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.

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 15 days and at most 90 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.

Arriving people must have a confirmed hotel reservation for 3 nights. The booking can be made here

 

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


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