COVID-19
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS DATABASE
Travel restrictions updates for Canada
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16.10.2020 18:26: slacken quarantine policy.
Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days, details can be found at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/covid-19-information-essential-service-workers.html


16.10.2020 18:26: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 October 2020.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to immediate family members of a national or a permanent resident of Canada. They must be traveling to be with the national or the permanent resident, and intending to stay in Canada for a period of at least 15 days.
- This does not apply to extended family members of a national or a permanent resident of Canada. They must be traveling to be with the national or the permanent resident, and intending to stay in Canada for a period of at least 15 days. They must have a statutory declaration signed by the Canadian national attesting to the relationship and a letter issued by IRCC authorizing travel.
- This does not apply to passengers who do not need to obtain a temporary resident visa, and their immediate family members. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to Indians under the Indian Act.
- This does not apply to students with a study permit or a written approval notice.


29.09.2020 19:56: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 October 2020.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to immediate family members of a national or a permanent resident of Canada. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to passengers who do not need to obtain a temporary resident visa, and their immediate family members. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to Indians under the Indian Act.
- This does not apply to students.


24.09.2020 22:30: updated quarantine policy.
Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/covid-19-information-essential-service-workers.html


10.09.2020 15:14: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 30 September 2020.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to immediate family members of a national or a permanent resident of Canada. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to passengers who do not need to obtain a temporary resident visa, and their immediate family members. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to Indians under the Indian Act.
- This does not apply to students.


08.09.2020 18:04: slacken entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 30 September 2020.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA traveling on duty.
- This does not apply to immediate family members of a national or a permanent resident of Canada. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to passengers who do not need to obtain a temporary resident visa, and their immediate family members. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to Indians under the Indian Act.
- This does not apply to students.


31.08.2020 11:20: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to immediate family members of a national or a permanent resident of Canada. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to passengers who do not need to obtain a temporary resident visa, and their immediate family members. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to Indians under the Indian Act.
- This does not apply to students.


03.08.2020 23:54: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 August 2020.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to immediate family members of a national or a permanent resident of Canada. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to passengers who do not need to obtain a temporary resident visa, and their immediate family members. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to Indians under the Indian Act.
- This does not apply to students.


13.07.2020 21:22: updated quarantine policy.
Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.


13.07.2020 21:22: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to immediate family members of a national or a permanent resident of Canada. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to passengers who do not need to obtain a temporary resident visa, and their immediate family members. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism.
- This does not apply to Indians under the Indian Act.
- This does not apply to students.


13.07.2020 21:22: cancelled forced isolation for passengers who arrive from or have been in Cruise ship "Diamond Princess".
Passengers who were in the cruise ship 'Diamond Princess' are subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation at a quarantine facility upon arrival in Canada.


03.06.2020 14:48: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada.
This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.
This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers.
This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020.
This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada.
This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
- the spouse or common-law partner of the person;
- a dependent child of the person or of the person's spouse or common-law partner;
- a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b;
- the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person's spouse or common-law partner; or
- the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate).
This does not apply to the following passengers:
- Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
- Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
- Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
- Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
- Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
- Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
- Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
- French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon who has not been outside Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon / Canada / U.S. in the last 14 days;
- Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
- Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada.
Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.
Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions.
- This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
- This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada.
- This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.


06.05.2020 18:20: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada.
This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.
This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
This does not apply to diplomats.
This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers.
This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020.
This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada.
This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
- the spouse or common-law partner of the person;
- a dependent child of the person or of the person's spouse or common-law partner;
- a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b;
- the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person's spouse or common-law partner; or
- the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate).
This does not apply to the following passengers:
- Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
- Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
- Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
- Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
- Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
- Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
- Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
- French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon who has not been outside Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon / Canada / U.S. in the last 14 days;
- Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
- Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada.
Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.
Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions.
- This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
- This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada.
- This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.


04.05.2020 21:10: updated quarantine policy.
Passengers must have a quarantine plan upon arrival and are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days.


04.05.2020 21:10: extended entry restrictions: imposed total entry ban.
Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada.
This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.
This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person;
b. a dependent child of the person or of the person's spouse or common-law partner;
c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b;
d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person's spouse or common-law partner; ore. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate).
This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
This does not apply to diplomats.
This does not apply to airline crew.
This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers.
This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020.
This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada.
This does not apply to the following passengers:
- Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
- Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
- Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
- Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
- Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
- Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
- Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
- French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon who has not been outside Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon / Canada / U.S. in the last 14 days;
- Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
- Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada.
Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.


03.04.2020 15:24: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers who have been outside of Canada or USA in the past 14 days, are not allowed to enter Canada.
This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person;
b. a dependent child of the person or of the person's spouse or common-law partner;
c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b;
d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person's spouse or common-law partner; ore. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate).
This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
This does not apply to diplomats.
This does not apply to airline crew.
This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers.
This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020.
This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada.
This does not apply to the following passengers:
- Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
- Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
- Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
- Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
- Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
- Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
- Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
- French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon who has not been outside Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon / Canada / U.S. in the last 14 days;
- Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
- Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to travel to Canada until:
- they have waited for a period of 14 days; or
- they can present a medical certificate that confirms the patient is free from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.


22.03.2020 17:54: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers who have been outside of Canada or USA in the past 14 days, are not allowed to enter Canada.
This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person;
b. a dependent child of the person or of the person's spouse or common-law partner;
c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b;
d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person's spouse or common-law partner; ore. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate).
This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
This does not apply to diplomats.
This does not apply to airline crew.
This does not apply to the following passengers:
- Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
- Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
- Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
- Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
- Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
- Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
- Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
- French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon who has not been outside Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon / Canada / U.S. in the last 14 days;
- Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
- Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to travel to Canada until:
- they have waited for a period of 14 days; or
- they can present a medical certificate that confirms the patient is free from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.


20.03.2020 20:44: imposed home/self isolation.
Passengers are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days upon arrival at their final destination in Canada.


20.03.2020 20:44: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers who have been outside of Canada or USA in the past 14 days, are not allowed to enter Canada.
This does not apply to nationals of Canada and their immediate family members.
This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
This does not apply to diplomats.
This does not apply to airline crew.
This does not apply to the following passengers:
- Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
- Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
- Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
- Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
- Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
- Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
- Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
- French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon who has not been outside Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon / Canada / U.S. in the last 14 days;
- Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
- Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to travel to Canada until:
- they have waited for a period of 14 days; or
- they can present a medical certificate that confirms the patient is free from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).


19.03.2020 17:38: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers who have been outside of Canada or USA in the past 14 days, are not allowed to enter Canada.
This does not apply to nationals of Canada and their immediate family members.
This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
This does not apply to diplomats.
This does not apply to airline crew.
This does not apply to the following passengers:
- Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
- Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
- Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
- Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
- Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
- Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
- Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
- French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon who has not been outside Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon / Canada / U.S. in the last 14 days;
- Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
- Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to travel to Canada until:
- they have waited for a period of 14 days; or
- they can present a medical certificate that confirms the patient is free from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).


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