Entering or leaving Canada by cruise ship during COVID-19

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Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada

Published: 2022-04-01

Travellers entering Canada must follow the rules set out by the Emergency Orders under the Quarantine Act and Interim Orders under the Canada Shipping Act to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.

These measures also apply to those joining vessels from within Canada that will go into international waters.

Before boarding the ship

All travellers must be fully vaccinated with limited exemptions.

Take a pre-embarkation COVID-19 test.

Use ArriveCAN to enter your information, including proof of vaccination, within 72 hours before embarkation of your cruise.

Contact your cruise line about their boarding policies.

You must have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

On arrival to Canada

Have your ArriveCAN receipt and proof of vaccination, and be sure to have the information available for 14 days after your arrival in Canada.

Once in Canada

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

In addition to federal guidance, follow all provincial/territorial and local public health guidance.

If you test positive while on your cruise, and the cruise ends in Canada, you will need to complete your isolation in Canada as organized and paid for by the operator.

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