COVID-19
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS DATABASE
Travel restrictions of Canada
Last updates at 22.03.2021 08:16
  • Entry restrictions
    Passengers arriving from a country other than the USA are not allowed to enter until 21 April 2021.
    - This does not apply to passengers who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel for a non-optional or non-discretionary purpose. They must be one of the 24 classes of persons in section 3 (1) of the Order in Council OIC 2020-0796.
    - This does not apply to passengers who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the subject of a National Interest Exemption Letter issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
    - This does not apply to immediate family members of a national of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must prove that the purpose of their travel is to be with their immediate family member who is a national of Canada or permanent resident of Canada and that they intend to stay for at least 15 days.
    - This does not apply to extended family members of a national of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must prove that they intend to be with their extended family member who is a national of Canada or permanent resident of Canada and that they intend to stay at least 15 days. They must have a statutory declaration signed by the Canadian national or permanent resident attesting to the relationship. They must also have a letter issued by IRCC.
    - This does not apply to passengers who enter on Compassionate Grounds and are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must have a letter issued by PHAC.
    - This does not apply to passengers who enter for the purpose of an International Single Sport Event. They must be asymptomatic and have a letter issued by the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH).
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    Passengers must submit their travel information electronically before boarding through the ArriveCAN app or the website https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html .
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    Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 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 does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
    - This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (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.
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    Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular test upon arrival and another test during quarantine.
    - This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (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.
    - More exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y33jxz4f .

  • Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in United States
    Passengers arriving from the USA are not allowed to enter until 21 April 2021.
    - This does not apply to passengers who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel for a non-optional or non-discretionary purpose. They must comply with the requirement to quarantine based on their purpose of travel and intended length of stay if required.
    - This does not apply to immediate family members of a national of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must prove that the purpose of their travel is to be with their immediate family member who is a national of Canada or permanent resident of Canada and that they intend to stay for at least 15 days.
    - This does not apply to extended family members of a national of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must:
    -- prove that they intend to be with their extended family member who is a national of Canada or permanent resident of Canada and that they intend to stay at least 15 days; and
    -- have a statutory declaration signed by the Canadian national or permanent resident attesting to the relationship; and
    -- have a letter issued by IRCC.
    - This does not apply to passengers who enter on Compassionate Grounds and are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must have a letter issued by PHAC.
    - This does not apply to passengers who enter for the purpose of an International Single Sport Event. They must be asymptomatic and have a letter issued by the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH).

  • Quarantine is possible
    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
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    Passengers must have a confirmed hotel reservation for 3 nights. The booking can be made at http://tinyurl.com/rfcycslb .
    - More exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y33jxz4f .



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