Canada Border Crossing Requirements

Federal Government Announces Additional Easing of Border Measures Effective April 25, 2022

 

  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 5-11 who are accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent, step-parent, guardian or tutor will no longer be required to complete a pre-entry COVID-19 test for entry to Canada. Pre-entry tests will still be required for partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers 12 and older who are currently eligible to travel to Canada. Children under 5 years of age are not required to provide a COVID-19 test result.

  • All fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to provide a quarantine plan upon entry. This requirement will also be removed for children aged 5-11 who are accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent, step-parent, guardian, or tutor and travellers with a medical contraindication to a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Also effective April 25th, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be federally required to do the following for 14 days after arriving:

  • mask while in public spaces;

  • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms;

  • quarantine if another traveller in the same travel group exhibits signs or symptoms or tests positive; and

  • maintain a list of close contacts and locations visited.

 

All travellers are still required to use ArriveCAN (free mobile app or website) to provide mandatory travel information within 72 hours of their arrival to Canada and/or before boarding a plane or cruise ship destined for Canada, including:

  • contact and travel information, and

  • vaccination information and proof of vaccination (if applicable).

 

Fully vaccinated travellers who do not submit their information into ArriveCAN:

  • won't be eligible for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption

  • may face additional delays at the border for public health questioning; and

  • may be subject to fines or other enforcement action.

 

All travellers entering Canada by air, land or water must adhere to the federal requirements along with provincial regulations.

 

We highly encourage you to share the following link to your US guests as they prepare to come to Canada: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada

This website is regularly updated as requirements change.

Randomly Selected Arrival tests

Upon your entry to Canada by air or at a land border crossing, the border services officer may notify you that you have been randomly selected for a mandatory arrival test. As a fully vaccinated traveller, you can travel to your destination, including on connecting flights, without waiting for your arrival test results (if selected for testing).

Travel back to the US:

Land border restrictions for travel to the United States remain in effect.  Fully vaccinated foreign travelers are able to travel to the United States across the Northern and Southwest borders with Canada and Mexico.  Travelers who enter the United States at land POEs and ferry terminals do not require proof of a negative test; in addition, U.S. citizens and LPRs do not need to provide proof of vaccination status at land POEs and ferry terminals.  Please visit the Department of Homeland Security webpages for fact sheets and frequently asked questions.

Travel with children and minors

When travelling with a minor, you should:

  • carry copies of any legal custody documents, such as custody rights, if applicable

  • arrive at the border in the same vehicle as the minor

  • carry a consent letter if:

    • you share custody of the minor and the other parent or legal guardian is not travelling with you

    • you are not the parent or legal guardian of the minor

A consent letter must include the custodial parents' or legal guardians':

  • full name

  • address

  • telephone number

Border services officers are always watching for missing children and may ask questions about any minors travelling with you.

To avoid delays, have your consent letter notarized to support its authenticity. For more information on consent letters and to download an interactive form, visit Recommended consent letter for children travelling abroad.

 Arrive Can App   Be sure you are on the right app, there are scam apps. You should not have to enter any credit card information. This is a free app.


See the full News Release here:
Canada Border Services Agency

Full Official Details for travel to Canada:

Government Canada Travel Site

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