What Do You Need To Travel?
Updated April 5, 2022
My office is receiving a lot of calls regarding travel restrictions, here is what you need to know about the recent announcement and changes.
ENTERING DESTINATION COUNTRY
- Please ensure you have checked your destination’s government website to review their current travel requirements for entry, stay and exit.
RETURNING TO CANADA
As of April 1, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. EST:
- Pre-entry tests for fully-vaccinated travellers are no longer required for entry into Canada.
- You must still use the ArriveCAN within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada.
- On-arrival testing for fully-vaccinated travellers. Fully vaccinated travellers will be randomly selected for arrival testing. Travellers selected will no longer be required to quarantine while awaiting their test result.
- Children under 12 years old, travelling with fully vaccinated adults, will continue to be exempt from quarantine.
- Travellers should understand the risks that are still associated with international travel given the high incidence of Omicron, and take necessary precautions.
- Unvaccinated travellers
For partially or unvaccinated travelers who are currently allowed to travel to Canada, pre-entry testing requirements are not changing. Unless otherwise exempt, all travellers 5 years of age or older who do not qualify as fully vaccinated must continue to provide proof of an accepted type of pre-entry COVID-19 test result:
- a valid, negative antigen test, administered or observed by an accredited lab or testing provider, taken outside of Canada no more than one day before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry; or
- a valid negative molecular test taken no more than 72 hours before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry; or
- a previous positive molecular test taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry. It is important to note that positive antigen test results will not be accepted.
All travellers continue to be required to submit their mandatory information in ArriveCAN (free mobile app or website) before their arrival in Canada. Travellers who arrive without completing their ArriveCAN submission may have to test on arrival and quarantine for 14 days, regardless of their vaccination status. Travellers taking a cruise or a plane must submit their information in ArriveCAN within 72 hours before boarding.
For further exit/entry requirement information (specifically in Canada), please click HERE.