For fully vaccinated travellers without COVID-19 symptoms arriving in Canada by land, air or water
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
The Government of Canada has put in place emergency measures under the Quarantine Act to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19 and variants in Canada. Even if you have been fully vaccinated, there is still a risk that you can be infected with COVID-19 and transmit the virus to others. To help keep others safe, you are required to meet the requirements under the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure of COVID-19 in Canada Order (Quarantine, Isolation and Other Obligations).
Fully vaccinated travellers who are asymptomatic are not required to quarantine upon entering Canada if they comply with the measures as outlined below. Fully vaccinated means having received the full series of a vaccine, or combination of vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Your vaccination status will be validated each time you enter Canada.
If you are randomly selected for testing through the Mandatory Randomized Testing Program, you are required to complete a COVID-19 molecular test on the day you arrive in Canada (for land and air travel).
If you have been randomly selected to complete mandatory randomized testing
- 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.
- If you receive a positive test result or begin to experience symptoms of COVID-19, you must
immediately contact the appropriate public health authority as specified on the back, and follow
their direction, including isolation. You must also immediately report your positive test result or
symptoms to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) by calling 1-833-641-0343.
- If you receive an indeterminate or invalid test result, you are required to take another test. Please
contact your testing provider within 24 hours of receiving your test result to make arrangements to
complete another self-swab kit.
- If you receive a negative test result, it usually means you do not have COVID-19, but it is possible to receive a negative test result when you have already been infected with COVID-19, for example, prior to the development of symptoms.
- If you do not receive your test result after 4 days, please contact your testing provider.
For 14 days after your arrival
- Maintain a list of the names and contact information of each person with whom you came into close contact and the locations visited during that period.
- Wear a well-constructed, well-fitting mask to minimize the risk of introducing or spreading COVID-19 if you are in a public setting.
- Keep a copy of your COVID-19 pre-arrival and on-arrival test results and proof of vaccine.
- You may receive notifications from ArriveCAN; however, you are not required to send in reports.
- For the next 14 days after entry to Canada, if you test positive for COVID-19 or experience symptoms of COVID-19, you must immediately:
- contact the appropriate public health authority, as specified on the back, and follow their directions, including isolation
- report it to PHAC by calling 1-833-641-0343
Monitor for symptoms for at least 14 days after your arrival. If you start having COVID-19 symptoms:
- contact the appropriate public health authority, as specified below, and follow their directions, including isolation
- report these immediately to PHAC by calling 1-833-641-0343
Common signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- new or worsening cough
- shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
- muscle or body aches, fatigue, weakness
- feeling very unwell
- new loss of smell or taste
- feeling feverish, chills, or temperature equal to or over 38°C
- skin changes or rashes (in children)
- abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting
Warning: Your compliance with this Order is subject to monitoring, verification and enforcement. If you do not comply, you may not be exempted from quarantine. You may also be transferred to a quarantine facility, face fines, tickets and/or imprisonment.
Public health authorities
|Provinces and territories||Telephone number||Website|
|Prince Edward Island||811||www.princeedwardisland.ca/covid19|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||811 or 1-888-709-2929||www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19|
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