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CANADIAN TRAVEL RULES FOR ENTRY

A summary of the current COVID-19 Vaccinated Rules/Restrictions is listed below. 

Please visit https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada for the most current and up-to-date rules. 

Vaccinated people age 5 and older

Required to show a pre-entry molecular test (rapid antigen test not accepted)

  • Test with negative results must be taken within 72 hours of your entry to Canada
  • Or show proof of a positive test result between 14 and 180 days prior to your entry (if you have already had COVID)
  • Keep proof of test results with you at all times

Required to use ArriveCAN – enter information at least 72 hours before arriving

  • If you do not sign in with ArriveCAN, you will not be considered fully vaccinated by Canada at the border
  • Vaccine must show:
    • Official certificates, passes, cards, receipts, or confirmations that show first and second doses of the vaccine
    • Your Name
    • Name of the government or organization who administered the vaccine
    • The brand name or any other information that identifies the vaccine
    • The date(s) you received the vaccine(s)

Required to have a digital or paper copy of your vaccine card with you

Required to take an arrival test if selected – see below

Exempt from Quarantine

Exempt from Day-8 testing

At the Border, you must show:

  • ArriveCAN receipt with a V or I next to your name
  • Proof of vaccine, including paper copies
  • Pre-entry test result
  • Other travel documents
  • You may be selected for a mandatory randomized test at the border
    • Must take the arrival test as directed on the day you enter Canada – self-swab kit administered within 24 hours of entry
    • Don’t have to quarantine while waiting for results
    • No fee for tests
    • Arrange for kit to be picked up
    • If already had COVID and have a positive test result at least 14 and no more than 180 days before your entry, you will be exempt from arrival test

 

Unvaccinated people under age 12

Can travel with a fully vaccinated parent, step-parent, guardian or tutor

Required to show a pre-entry molecular test (rapid antigen test not accepted)

Required to use ArriveCAN – enter information at least 72 hours before arriving

Required to take an arrival test unless child had a positive COVID-19 test taken 14 to 180 days prior to arrival

Quarantine for 14 days

  • plan must be entered into ArriveCAN and may be asked to explain it at the border
  • no school, camp, sporting events. Large events (indoors or out)

Must document who they are in contact with for the full 14 days

Required to take the Day-8 testing unless child had a positive COVID-19 test taken 14 to 180 days prior to arrival

Provide daily updates to ArriveCAN

Unvaccinated people between ages 12 and 17

Required to show a pre-entry molecular test (rapid antigen test not accepted)

Required to use ArriveCAN – enter information at least 72 hours before arriving

Required to take an arrival test unless child had a positive COVID-19 test taken 14 to 180 days prior to arrival

Quarantine for 14 days

  • plan must be entered into ArriveCAN and may be asked to explain it at the border
  • no school, camp, sporting events., large events (indoors or out)

Must document who they are in contact with for the full 14 days

Required to take Day-8 testing unless child had a positive COVID-19 test taken 14 to 180 days prior to arrival

Provide daily updates to ArriveCAN

Vaccinated =

  1. 2 doses of Canada-accepted COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of J&J with second dose (or one of J&J) at least 14 full days prior to entry (example = if dose on July 1, then first day you can enter is July 16)
  2. Upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN – have an V or I beside your name
  3. Have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19
  4. Meet pre-entry testing and all other requirements

Molecular test results require:

  1. Traveler name and date of birth
  2. Name and civic address of the lab/clinic/facility that administered the test
  3. Date on which the test was conducted
  4. Type of test conducted
  5. Test result