Canada Border Services Agency’s reminders on easing of border measures

Travel to Canada is still prohibited for foreign nationals who do not qualify as fully vaccinated


WHILE the Government of Canada is removing the pre-entry test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers on April 1, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding people that there will still be measures in place that affect all travellers entering Canada.


* There are no changes to the mandatory use of ArriveCAN. Everyone seeking entry to Canada, including fully vaccinated travellers, must continue to submit their information in ArriveCAN (free mobile app or website) within 72 hours before arriving in Canada. This includes submitting their digital proof of vaccination in English or French. This applies to all travellers entering Canada, regardless of the length of their trip.

* Travellers who enter Canada by right and are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, must continue to follow pre-entry, on-arrival and Day-8 COVID-19 testing requirements, and quarantine for 14 days. There are three accepted types of test and specific conditions apply to each.

* Travel to Canada is still prohibited for foreign nationals who do not qualify as fully vaccinated.

* All travellers entering Canada, regardless of their vaccination status, may be selected for mandatory random testing upon arrival. Travellers selected do not have to quarantine while awaiting their test result.   

Fully vaccinated travellers are reminded that if they arrive in Canada before April 1, they will still need to have a valid pre-entry test result.