To help you with your upcoming travels, find below a summary of current travel restrictions and advisories.
All information included in this article is available on this government website : COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders – Travel.gc.ca
To travel outside of Canada :
The Travel Advice and Advisories are the Government of Canada’s official source of destination-specific travel information. They give you important advice to help you to make informed decisions and to travel safely while you are abroad.
No matter where you plan to travel, make sure you check the Travel Advice and Advisories page for your destination twice: once when you are planning your trip, and again shortly before you leave. Safety and security conditions may change between the date you book your travel and your departure date.
See Travel Advice and Advisories – FAQ for more information.
Choose your destination to see regularly updated information on:
- local safety and security conditions and areas to avoid
- entry and exit requirements
- local laws and culture
- possible health hazards and health restrictions
- natural hazards and climate
- where to find help while you are travelling abroad
To check advisories per destination, click here : Travel Advice and Advisories – Travel.gc.ca
To return or travel to Canada:
You need to install and use the application ArriveCAN to submit your travel plans. This is mandatory.
You can check the steps for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada here: COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada – Travel restrictions in Canada – Travel.gc.ca
To know if you can enter Canada, answer a few questions here : Find out if you can enter Canada – Travel restrictions in Canada – Canada.ca
You can also find a checklist for requirements and exemptions to enter Canada here : COVID-19 Travel: Checklists for requirements and exemptions – Travel restrictions in Canada – Travel.gc.ca
Omicron variant restrictions:
In effect: Fully vaccinated travellers who have been in any country other than Canada and the United States in the 14 days prior to entry to Canada may be selected for arrival testing. They must quarantine in a suitable place until they receive a negative test result. They may take public transportation (for example connecting flights) to their place of quarantine.
The Government of Canada is increasing the number of fully vaccinated travellers being selected for testing to reach 100% of vaccinated travellers in the coming weeks.
Requirements for unvaccinated travellers remain unchanged.
For travellers who have been in the following countries within 14 days prior to arrival in Canada: Botswana, Egypt, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, check restrictions here : Restrictions for travellers related to the COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern – Travel.gc.ca