Fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada during COVID-19
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Date published: 2021-09-03
On this page:
- Check that you are eligible to enter Canada
- Check that you meet the requirements of fully vaccinated. This means you have:
- received the full series of a vaccine or a combination of vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty, Moderna Spikevax, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria/COVISHIELD, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson); and
- received your last dose at least 14 days before your arrival to Canada.
- Fully vaccinated travellers must also meet all other entry criteria, including:
- submitting all required COVID-19 information into ArriveCAN prior to travel (if arriving by air, information must be submitted before boarding a flight)
- meeting the pre-entry testing requirements
- being asymptomatic upon arrival
- having a paper or digital copy of your proof of vaccination in English or French (or certified translation); and
- having a suitable quarantine plan, in case you don't get the exemption or test positive after entry.
- Within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada:
What you need to enter into ArriveCAN
- Contact & travel information
- 14-day travel history
- Quarantine plan
- Confirmation of a negative pre-entry test (or positive test taken 14-180 days before travel)
- Proof of vaccination (must be in English or French, or a certified translation)
- COVID-19 symptom self-assessment
At the border
- Provide all required information and documents, including:
- ArriveCAN receipt
- pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test results
- proof of vaccination (paper or digital files)
- other travel documents
- Answer all eligibility, vaccination and health screening questions.
- If you have symptoms or do not meet the exemption requirements, follow the instructions provided by the government representative.
- If selected for mandatory randomized testing, follow the instructions upon entry to complete an Arrival test.
- If you meet all the entry requirements and are fully vaccinated, you are exempt from:
- arrival testing (unless selected for mandatory randomized testing)
- the day 8 COVID-19 test that is typically required upon entry
- If selected for mandatory randomized testing, you do not have to quarantine while waiting for your test results.
- If the test is positive, you must follow the instructions of your local public health authority, including isolation.
- Once in Canada, you can travel on to your final destination.
- Keep your proof of vaccination and retain a list of names and contact information for all close contacts and locations visited for 14 days post-entry.
- Follow the handout given to you at time of entry and all additional federal, provincial/territorial and local public health measures. This includes wearing a well-constructed, well-fitting mask if you are in a public setting.
- If you test positive or develop symptoms, you are required to contact the Public Health Agency of Canada at 1-833-641-0343 within 24 hours.
This resource provides general information only and does not include all possible requirements which may apply to your situation. For more detailed information on requirements, please visit: www.travel.gc.ca/travel-covid
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