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Fully vaccinated travellers returning or travelling to Canada

August 24, 2021

Fully Vaccinated Travellers Returning or Travelling to Canada

If you’re planning to travel to Canada, it’s important to be aware of the mandatory requirements that protect both you and people in Canada from the spread
of COVID-19. There may be some exemptions for fully vaccinated travellers who are currently eligible to enter Canada. To be considered fully vaccinated, travellers must have
received a full series of a COVID-19 vaccine accepted by Government of Canada (or a combination of accepted vaccines). Travellers must receive their last dose
at least 14 days prior to the day they enter Canada. It is mandatory for travellers to use ArriveCAN (available as a mobile app or online at to submit mandatory information digitally before
boarding a flight or crossing by land into Canada.
  • Check the requirements for entering Canada.
  • Planning to travel to Canada? View the requirements checklists online for details about the mandatory requirements. Being prepared will save you time as your travel date approaches.
  • Take a COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours before your scheduled flight.
  • All travellers 5 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test or evidence of a positive COVID-19 molecular test taken 14 to 180 days prior to arrival in Canada.
  • Enter your information in ArriveCAN before you board your flight or leave for a land border crossing.
  • Download the ArriveCAN mobile app or sign in online at You must submit your travel and contact information, your quarantine plan, a COVID-19 symptom self-assessment and your proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN within 72 hours before your arrival and before you board your flight to Canada. Once complete, you will receive an ArriveCAN receipt. If you are a US citizen or permanent resident traveling for discretionary purposes, you will only get an ArriveCAN receipt if all travellers are fully vaccinated.
  • Upon arrival in Canada, you’ll need to provide your proof of vaccination (in paper or digital format, for all doses you’ve received). Be prepared to complete an arrival test if randomly selected and answer questions about eligibility, vaccination
    and health screening.
  • If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident traveling for discretionary for 14 days. purposes, show your ArriveCAN receipt to the air carrier to be allowed boarding (unless exempt).
  • If you are required to take an arrival test, you may be asked to take a test on-site at the border, or you may be given a home test kit to complete and send to the lab.
  • If your on-arrival test is positive, you must follow the instructions of your local public health authority. Keep your proof of vaccination and test results for 14 days.