Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Visitors, temporary workers and students

Upcoming border changes

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel on the following dates if they meet specific criteria:

  • Effective August 9: American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the United States, who meet specific criteria to qualify as fully vaccinated
  • September 7 (intended start date): All other foreign nationals who qualify as fully vaccinated   

The 3-night hotel stopover requirement will be eliminated for all travellers arriving by air after 12:01 A.M. EDT on August 9.

Find out how COVID-19 is affecting you and what to do if you’re a visitor, temporary worker or international student.

You need to use ArriveCAN

Use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel information required for entry into Canada.

Make sure you’re using the newest version of ArriveCAN. If you previously submitted your information using an older version of ArriveCan, you must download the latest version and resubmit your information.

Visitors

Who can enter Canada as a visitor, what to do if you’re eligible to travel, how to unite with immediate family members, and what to do if your visitor status is expiring

Information for visitors

Temporary workers

How to apply for a work permit, who can enter Canada to work, temporary workers already in Canada, and working without a permit

Information for temporary workers

International students

How to apply for a study permit, who can enter Canada to study, students already in Canada, working as a student, and post-graduation work permits

Information for students

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