Entering Canada by air during COVID-19

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.

Flights from India suspended

For travellers who do not qualify as fully vaccinated

Travellers entering Canada must follow the rules set out by the Emergency Orders under the Quarantine Act to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Failure to comply with any requirements or providing false information may result in fines, penalties or imprisonment. If you develop symptoms at any time, isolate yourself from others and contact local public health.

Before departure

Upon arrival to Canada

If you have symptoms, you will be directed to a designated quarantine facility.

Your quarantine

Go to your pre-booked hotel. Create an account with the test provider for your Day 8 test.Footnote 1

If your arrival test is negative:

If positive:

Use ArriveCAN or call 1-833-641-0343 to check-in after you arrive at the hotel and again when you reach your place of quarantine, and to report symptoms daily.

You will be contacted by Government of Canada and provincial or territorial officials.

Find out if you can enter Canada


Footnote 1

Note: Day 8 testing may differ for some travellers entering Alberta. Follow the instructions provided at the border.

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