With new COVID-19 variant detections increasing in the country, the Government of Canada has implemented further testing and quarantine requirements for travellers arriving to Canada’s air and land ports of entry.
For travellers arriving to Canada by land
- All travellers, with limited exceptions, are required to provide proof of a negative result of COVID-19 molecular test taken in the United States within 72 hours of arrival;
- In addition, travellers entering Canada at the land border are required to take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival and another toward the end of their 14-day quarantine.
For travellers arriving to Canada by air
- All travellers, with limited exceptions, are required to take a COVID-19 molecular test when they arrive in Canada before exiting the airport, and another toward the end of their 14-day quarantine period;
- All air travellers, with limited exceptions, are also required to reserve a 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel;
- These new measures are in addition to the existing requirement to provide proof of a negative result of a COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of their scheduled flight.
For all travellers arriving by land or air
- All travellers are required to submit their travel and contact information, including a suitable quarantine plan, electronically via ArriveCAN before crossing the border or boarding a flight.
The Government of Canada continues to strongly advise Canadians to cancel or postpone any non-essential travel, including vacation plans, outside Canada. Foreign nationals should likewise postpone or cancel travel plans to Canada. Now is not the time to travel.
- Information for travellers arriving by land
- Additional testing and more stringent quarantine requirements for travel to Canada
- COVID-19: Travel, quarantine and borders
- COVID-19 measures, updates, and guidance issued by Transport Canada
- Travel.gc.ca/travel-covid (including the list of government-authorised hotels)
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