Arrival in Canada & Entry Requirements

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Arrival in Canada & Entry Requirements

What documentation do I need to enter Canada?

Do I have to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination?

Do I need to get a COVID-19 test before flying to Canada?

Will I be tested for COVID-19 when I arrive?

What documentation do I need to enter Canada?

In addition to a valid passport, some people may need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to enter Canada. Click here to find out what you need.

Do I have to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination?

Yes. Canada requires all non-Canadian travellers to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter Canada. You will also need to provide COVID-19-related information electronically through the ArriveCAN app prior to your arrival in Canada.

To qualify as a fully-vaccinated traveller, you must have received one of the following inoculations at least 14 calendar days before the day you travel:

  • at least two doses of a vaccine accepted by the Government of Canada for the purpose of travel
  • or a mix of two accepted vaccines
  • or at least one dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine

It’s the responsibility of those who choose to travel into Canada to ensure they meet appropriate vaccination and documentation requirements to enter the country, as well as any other countries or regions that may be part of those travels. More information from the Government of Canada is available here.

Do I need to get a COVID-19 test before flying to Canada?

No. Pre-entry COVID-19 tests are not required for fully-vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air, or water. You must still use the ArriveCAN app app within the 72 hours prior to your arrival to Canada.

Will I be tested for COVID-19 when I arrive?

Possibly. The Government of Canada requires fully-vaccinated travellers entering Canada to be subjected to random arrival testing at all of its airports and land-border crossings (additional information available here). All COVID-19 testing for air travellers will be done outside of the airport. Travellers who have been selected for a mandatory test will receive an email shortly after entering Canada.