COVID-19: Fully vaccinated travellers and children less than 12 years old arriving from a country other than the U.S. or Canada

Mandatory requirements for fully vaccinated travellers and for accompanying unvaccinated children less than 12 years old arriving in Canada.

Warning: Read this handout carefully. It contains instructions from a quarantine officer, screening officer and the minister of health that you are required to meet under the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Quarantine, Isolation, and Other Obligations). They are legally binding under the order.

Your compliance with this order is subject to monitoring, verification and enforcement. If you do not comply, you may be transferred to a quarantine facility, face fines, and/or imprisonment.

Keep this handout for reference for the next 14 days.

Government of Canada border measures

The Government of Canada has put in place emergency measures under the Quarantine Act to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19 and its variants in Canada.

Fully vaccinated travellers without signs and symptoms of COVID-19 are required to quarantine upon entering Canada if they are selected for on arrival testing until receipt of a negative COVID-19 test result or 14 days, whichever comes first.

Testing and quarantine for fully-vaccinated travellers

If selected, you must:


Take a COVID-19 molecular test as directed on the day you arrive in Canada.

You may be tested on site or receive a self-swab kit. You must follow the directions you receive upon arrival to complete your arrival test. If you receive a self-swab kit, you must complete and submit your specimen collection for processing within 24 hours of entering Canada.


Go directly to your suitable place or designated quarantine facility as instructed and quarantine until you receive a negative test result. Your quarantine will end only if you don’t have symptoms and you receive a negative test result from your arrival test. If you do not receive a test result, your quarantine will end in 14 days.

If you receive a positive test result, isolate yourself for an additional 10 days and follow the instructions provided. Your isolation period begins the date you completed the COVID-19 test, if the date is validated by the test provider or the date of the test result.

If you are exposed to someone with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 while in quarantine, you must isolate for 10 days starting the day of the exposure.

Requirements for an unvaccinated child less than 12 years of age who is accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent, step-parent, guardian or tutor for the first 14 days after entering Canada

For 14 days after arrival in Canada the child must not:

Further information on what your child can and cannot do can be found at:

Take COVID-19 tests

The child must take COVID-19 molecular tests as instructed (see separate handout for information), unless you have evidence that the child had a positive COVID-19 test taken 10 to 180 days prior to arrival in Canada or the child is under 5 years of age

Limit contact with others

Requirements for fully vaccinated travellers and accompanying unvaccinated children less than 12 years of age

For 14 days following entry into Canada, you and any unvaccinated children under the age of 12 who travelled with you must:

Understand the common signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

Public health authorities

Provinces or territories Telephone number
British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories and Yukon 811
Manitoba 1-866-626-4862
Ontario 1-866-797-0000
Quebec 1-877-644-4545
Nunavut 1-867-975-5772

Links to provincial and territorial COVID-19 information and resources can be found at:

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