International Travel

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Travel, Testing, Quarantine and Borders

American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the United States and who qualify as fully vaccinated travellers, are now able to enter Canada for discretionary travel.

Unless eligible, other foreign nationals can't enter Canada at this time.

Check if you qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption.

Returning From International Travel

An Emergency Order under the Government of Canada’s Quarantine Act requires that travellers returning from outside of Canada by air, sea or land self-isolate for 14 days. The Government of Canada outlines specific exemptions to this Order. At this time, there are no exemptions from testing, hotel stopover or quarantine for travellers who haven't received the full series of a vaccine or a combination of vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada. The Government of Canada is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in Canada and in other countries.

For returning travellers who are fully vaccinated:

If you're returning to Canada without COVID-19 symptoms and it has been at least 14 days since your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you may qualify for certain exemptions to quarantine and testing requirements if you:

  1. Get tested for COVID-19 before you return.
  2. Have a quarantine plan.
  3. Get tested for COVID-19 again upon arriving in Canada (schedule this in advance).
  4. Upload your proof of vaccination, quarantine plan and information into ArriveCAN.

If you meet all these requirements, you won't need to complete the federal quarantine. If you don’t meet the requirements, you'll be asked to follow the instructions provided by a government representative.

Please see the Government of Canada website for more information.

For returning travellers with children or dependents who are not fully vaccinated:

Individuals under the age of 18 who are not fully vaccinated, or dependent adults who are travelling with fully vaccinated travellers are not required to stay at a government-authorized hotel; however, they must:

  • Quarantine for 14 days;
  • follow all testing requirements (unless under the age of five).

For returning travellers with symptoms:

For returning travellers not fully vaccinated and without symptoms:

For travellers not fully vaccinated who have returned from anywhere outside of Canada:

  • Self-isolate for 14 days after return from travel outside of Canada.

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