With COVID-19 pandemic restrictions winding down, there are many new travel updates happening in countries across the globe. Borders are opening, restrictions are loosening, and requirements are being dropped. Canada is no exception, with many new developments for vaccinated travelers beginning in April that will make travel much easier!
Beginning April 1st, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers who enter Canada by land, air, or water will not have to submit a pre-entry test for COVID-19. You must still use ArriveCAN within 72 hours of your arrival to Canada. ArriveCAN will allow you to enter your proof of vaccination, quarantine, and travel information. ArriveCAN is available through a mobile app or through the ArriveCAN website. Your information will be saved and stored to your traveler profile to make entry and exit easy and streamlined the next times you travel to and from Canada.
Children 5 years of age or older who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated must provide a valid pre-entry test. Children who are less than 5 years old do not require a test regardless of vaccination status.
Upon your arrival to Canada, you still may be selected for a random mandatory COVID-19 test. Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to take connecting flights and trains without waiting for these test results. Should you test positive, you must begin a 10-day quarantine period at your expense. Should a person you travelled with test positive, you must begin a 14-day quarantine period from the point of last contact with the positive individual.
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