Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
You may need to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. For further information please consult: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta/facts.html
COVID-19 travel restrictions and requirements to enter Canada, as of April 1, 2022:
Outlined are the travel requirements for entry into Canada, identified on the government webpage (https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid). The information is subject to change, so it is recommended to periodically check the travel requirements before booking and departing for your trip.
Requirements for fully vaccinated travellers:
- Download and use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel information before and after entry into Canada (free to download-available for iOS, Android and online)
- link for help with downloading and use: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/video/arrivecan.html
- submit your information within 72 hours before arrival into Canada
- use ArriveCAN to submit the following information:
- contact information for you and other people travelling with you
- purpose of your travel
- travel details (date and time of arrival, flight number, etc)
- vaccination information
- information on the countries that you stayed in or visited 14 days prior to your arrival in Canada (not including stop-over or connection countries)
- quarantine plan
- once information has been submitted, a receipt will be displayed and emailed to you
- the receipt must be shown to the airline carrier or Canadian border services officer when you enter
- the receipt can be displayed from the app, a screenshot, email or print-out
- refer to : https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan/help.html for troubleshooting and further information on using ArriveCAN
- Vaccinated status:
- have received at least 2 doses of a Government of Canada-accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
- have received second dose at least 14 days prior to entry to Canada
- accepted COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2); Moderna (Spikevax, mRNA-1273); AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAOx1-S, Vaxzervria, AZD1222) and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
- upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
- if proof of vaccination is in another language, other than French or English, it will need to be a certified translated version that is stamped or has the membership number for the professional translation association
- You may be selected to take a mandatory randomized arrival COVID-19 test upon entry by land or air into Canada
- may have the specimen collected on arrival or receive a home kit to complete within 24 hours of entering Canada
- you do not need to wait for the results, nor quarantine while waiting for the results
- there is no fee to pay for the arrival test
- if you provide a positive COVID-19 molecular pre-entry test conducted at least 14 to 180 days before scheduled flight or land border crossing, you would be exempt from arrival testing (already recovered from COVID-19)
- For air travel, to speed up the process for testing, you can register in advance with the testing provider for the airport that you will arrive at. When registering, use the same email address you used for the ArriveCAN account.
- For land border crossing, you’ll be provided with a self-swab kit to complete.
Checklist of items needed at the border on paper or screenshot:
- ArriveCAN receipt with the letter A, I or V beside the vaccinated traveller’s name
- Proof of vaccination
- Other travel documents
COVID-19 travel restrictions and requirements to travel within Canada, as of April 1, 2022:
Outlined are the travel requirements for travelling within Canada, identified on the government webpage (https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/travel/current#federal)
The information is subject to change, so it is recommended to periodically check the travel requirements before booking and departing for your trip.
As of April 1, 2022:
- All travellers aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination when departing any Canadian airport and travel by plane, train or cruise ship.
- To be considered fully vaccinated, you must be 14 days after the second dose of vaccine.
- Download the Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination (https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-covid-19-proof-vaccination.html)
- If your proof of vaccination has the following information, then you do not need to download another version:
- says “COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination” at the top of the document
- includes the official logos for your province or territory
- the Government of Canada (the word “Canada” with the Canadian flag above the last “a”)
- your full name and date of birth
- your COVID-19 vaccination history, including:
- the number of dose(s)
- the vaccine type(s), product name(s) and lot number
- the date(s) you got your vaccination(s)
- a SMART Health Cards QR code
- is a bilingual document
- The Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination is available from many provinces and territories but not all. Refer to https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-covid-19-proof-vaccination/get-proof.html. If it’s not available, you can still use your proof of vaccination, provided by the province/territory.