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

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 before checking in at the airport or crossing a land border to submit your

  • travel and contact information
  • quarantine plan
  • COVID-19 symptoms self-assessment

Make sure you’re using the newest version of ArriveCAN

On February 22, 2021, we released a new version of the ArriveCan app. If you submitted your information before February 22, you must download the latest version of ArriveCAN and then

  • re-enter your information
  • answer the new questions
  • submit your information and answers to get a new ArriveCAN receipt to show the border services officer


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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