Fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada during COVID-19
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Date published: 2022-04-29
- Check that you are eligible to enter Canada.
- Check that you meet the requirements of being 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, Bharat Biotech Covaxin, Sinopharm BIBP, Sinovac/CoronaVac/PiCoVacc, Novavax/Nuvaxovid/COVOVAX, Medicago Covifenz)
- your last dose at least 14 days before your travel to Canada
- This means you have received:
- 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)
- not have symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival
- having a paper or digital copy of your proof of vaccination in English or French (or a certified translation)
What you need to enter into ArriveCAN
- Identification, including your passport or other travel documents
- Contact and travel information
- 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
- proof of vaccination (paper or digital files)
- other travel documents
- Answer all eligibility, vaccination and health screening questions.
- If you have symptoms, follow the instructions provided by the government representative.
- Fully vaccinated travellers coming from any country will not need to take a COVID-19 test on-arrival unless you are selected for mandatory random testing.
- Arrival testing could be on-site at the airport, offsite, or you may be provided a self-swab test kit at the border to take home.
- If you are not tested on site, you must complete and submit your specimen collection for processing within 24 hours of entering Canada.
- If you meet all the entry requirements, are fully vaccinated and are selected for mandatory random testing, you must take a test on arrival. You do not need to quarantine.
- If you meet all the entry requirements, are fully vaccinated and are not selected for mandatory random testing, you are exempt from quarantine.
- If you test positive for COVID-19 on your arrival test, you have to report that result to the federal government and are required to isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms or the specimen collection date validated by the test provider or date the test result is received (if specimen collection date not available).
- Positive test results on any test not required by the Government of Canada do not have to be reported to the federal government. All travellers must follow their local and provincial/territorial health requirements.
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: Travel.gc.ca/travel-covid
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