The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the way Canadians travel, and with new travel restrictions in place, navigating Canada’s travel requirements can be complicated. To help you stay informed and prepared, we’ve put together this guide on what you need to know about Canada’s travel requirements.
First and foremost, all non-essential travel to and from Canada is currently restricted. This includes travel for tourism, recreation, and shopping. If you are travelling for essential reasons, such as for work or to reunite with family, you must provide proof of your purpose for travel.
If you are travelling to Canada, you will need to provide proof that you are not a risk of transmitting COVID-19. This may include a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of your departure, or proof that you have recovered from the virus.
In addition, all travellers must provide a travel plan that outlines how they will self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Canada. This plan should include where you will stay, how you will get groceries and other necessities, and how you will limit contact with others.
When you arrive in Canada, you must also follow all local, provincial, and territorial health guidelines. This includes wearing a face covering in public, maintaining physical distancing, and avoiding large gatherings.
Finally, all travellers must complete an online ArriveCAN form before arriving in Canada. This form will ask for your contact information, travel and health history, and quarantine plan.
By following these guidelines, you can ensure that you are complying with Canada’s travel requirements and keeping yourself and others safe. Remember to stay informed and check for updates before you travel, as restrictions may change at any time.