The Government of Canada Advises Against All Non-Essential Travel.

There are increased health risks related to COVID-19 for Canadian travellers abroad.  Because of this, the Government of Canada advises Canadian residents to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice. This includes cruise ships.

The Government of Canada’s COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders page provides the most detailed and up-to-date information for your unique situation.

Allowances for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

COVID-19 Vaccinated Travellers Entering Canada

There are currently some exemptions for fully-vaccinated travellers entering Canada. For information specific you your situation, please see COVID-19 vaccinated travelers entering Canada.

American Citizens and Permanent Residents

Starting August 9, 2021 the Government of Canada plans to allow entry to American citizens and permanent residents, who are currently residing in the United States, and have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entering Canada for non-essential travel. Check if you qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption.

Any Fully Vaccinated Traveller

Starting September 7, 2021 the Government of Canada plans to open Canada’s borders to any fully vaccinated travellers who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements. Check if you qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption.

Measures for Travel Within Canada

There are travel restrictions and exemptions when moving between or within some provinces and territories. For more information, please visit the Government of Canada's Provincial and Territorial Restrictions webpage.

ArriveCAN App

Use the ArriveCAN app to provide mandatory travel information on and after your entry into Canada. For more information, click here

Download on the App Store for Apple Android App on Google Play sign into arriveCAN online

Testing for Travellers

A variety of local pharmacies have begun to offer travel COVID-19 testing. Please contact your local pharmacy for more information.


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For More Information

COVID-19: Travel, Testing, Quarantine and Borders: provides information specific to individual situations directly from the Government of Canada. 

Priority strategies to Optimize Testing and Quarantine at Canada's Boarders: provides objectives of border measures, recommendations and implementation considerations.

Guide to Self-Isolate at Home: provides additional information from CK Public Health about self-isolating upon returning to Canada.  

Temporary Foreign Agriculture Workers: provides information about vaccine eligibility for Temporary Foreign Agriculture Workers.

Resources in Multiple Languages

Government of Ontario resources

Government of Canada resources (choose language from drop down menu on right)

Prevention announcement in various Indigenous languages