Canada ends COVID test requirement for travel to Canada

On March 17, 2022, Canada announced that COVID tests are no longer required for fully vaccinated persons seeking admission to Canada, effective April 1, 2022. This applies to all travelers, including Canadian citizens and visitors. Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine. Fully vaccinated travelers may be randomly selected to take an arrival COVID test at land ports or entry. The requirement for random testing at airports has been suspended as of June 11, 2022 for fully vaccinated travelers. Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be admitted to Canada for any legal purpose including tourism, subject to general Canadian immigration laws.

Travelers that are not fully vaccinated will be required to present a negative antigen test taken not more than one day earlier, or a PCR test taken within 72 hours of entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are not fully vaccinated will be admitted to Canada, but must quarantine for fourteen days. Foreign nationals seeking admission to Canada who are not vaccinated may be refused admission to Canada unless they are seeking admission for an essential purpose as defined in a series of Orders in Council, and will also be required to quarantine in most cases. Unvaccinated foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter Canada for tourism or similar personal or casual reasons.

All travelers must submit arrival information through the ArriveCan App either by smartphone or online. The ArriveCan information must be submitted within the 72 hour period before arrival in Canada.

There is no longer a vaccine requirement for domestic travel within Canada or from Canada to a foreign country.

This information changes frequently. Please verify this information on the government of Canada website before making travel plans.