Unvaccinated travellers entering Canada during COVID-19

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Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada

Date published: 2021-12-23

Exemptions ending for certain travellers entering Canada

Effective January 15, 2022, 00:01 (EST), some foreign national travellers who were previously allowed to enter Canada without being fully vaccinated will now be required to be fully vaccinated in order to enter Canada.  There will also be changes to testing and quarantine exemptions for certain travellers, regardless of citizenship, entering Canada.

This page will be updated as soon as possible.

Find out if you can enter Canada

COVID-19 – Global travel advisory

Effective December 15, 2021: Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada, regardless of your vaccination status. Omicron travel health notice


What you need to enter into ArriveCAN

At the border

After entry

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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