PLAN before your arrival:
1. Have you book or arrange where will you do your 14day self-quarantine?
2. How will you get there?
3. Have you make arrangements for your food, medication, child care (if with kids), or cleaning supplies?
4. Create your self-quarantine plan
5. Review and ensure that your plan follows the Federal government's guidelines.
PREPARE before You Travel
1. Take a pre-departure COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your flight’s scheduled departure to Canada. Pre-departure COVID- 19 testing requirement for all air travellers: All travellers aged 5 years and older entering Canada by air must present airline officials with proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) test taken within 72 hours prior to their flight’s scheduled departure to Canada. Air passengers without proof of a negative test result will not be allowed to board their flight to Canada. For the full announcement and FAQs, please see Transport Canada’s Travel Advisory webpage.
2. IF YOU ARE NOT FULLY VACCINATED, Book your 14day quarantine accommodation before your departure to Canada. Travellers who are not fully vaccinated must continue to adhere to all quarantine requirements applicable to their mode of travel. For full details, please see the Public Health Agency of Canada's announcement and the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada page.
Quarantine Exemption for Fully Vaccinated Travellers - As of July 5, 2021, fully vaccinated* travellers authorized to enter Canada by land or by air, will be exempt from the federal requirement to undergo a 14-day quarantine and take a COVID-19 test on day-8 of their arrival to Canada. To be considered fully vaccinated, travellers must have received the required dosage of a vaccine or combination of vaccines approved by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. At this time, the list of vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada includes those made by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).
Travellers can receive their vaccines in any country. In order to be exempt from the federal quarantine requirement, fully vaccinated travellers must meet the following Public Health Agency of Canada requirements. Fully vaccinated travellers must also travel with a paper or digital copy of their proof of vaccination documentation in English or French (or accompanied by a certified translation).
3. Download the ArriveCAN App and submit the required information before your departure to Canada. All travellers entering Canada by air, must use the ArriveCAN app to submit the following required information prior to boarding their flight:
· Their travel and contact information;
· Their quarantine plan (unless exempted under conditions set out in the Mandatory Isolation Order); and
· A COVID-19 symptom self-assessment.
· Submit your self-quarantine plan using the ArriveCAN mobile app within 48 hours before arriving in Canada. Make sure to take a screenshot or printout of your ArriveCAN receipt to show upon entry into Canada. If your travel details change before you enter Canada and you’ve already submitted your information and have an ArriveCAN receipt, start over in ArriveCAN. ArriveCAN will clear your previous information.
4. Gather and arrange your travel documents: When entering Canada make sure that you bring all the following documents with you:
a valid study permit / Port of Entry Letter of Introduction (study permit approval letter)
a copy of a valid LOA, COOP Letter (if applicable) and proof of enrolment (tuition fee payment or class registration);
proof that you have enough money to support yourself during your stay in Canada; If you are bringing funds more than $10,000, you need to declare/arrange the bill and prepare a summary list.
valid immigration medical examination results
your Temporary resident Visa, and Travel authorization if applicable (for accompanying dependent)
your passport; AND all other supporting documents you included in your study permit application.
5. Take a COVID-19 test upon arrival to Canada. Proceed to your place of quarantine.
6. Within 48 hours of your arrival to Canada, submit the required information through the ArriveCAN app. You (with the exemption of fully vaccinated travelers) are required to submit the following information;
Confirmation that they have arrived at their place of quarantine or isolation; AND
A daily COVID-19 symptom self-assessment during their quarantine period.
Check in with ArriveCAN - Government of Canada officials will call you to ensure that you're complying with your mandatory quarantine or isolation. You must answer calls from 1-888-336-7735 and answer all questions truthfully to demonstrate your compliance with the law. You may also receive a visit from a designated screening officer to confirm your compliance with the quarantine or isolation order.
7. Complete the rest of your 14-day quarantine (Fully Vaccinated Travellers are exempted to the 14days quarantine)
If the results of your COVID-19 test that you took upon arrival to Canada are negative, you can continue the rest of your 14-day quarantine at home.
If the results of your COVID-19 test that you took upon arrival to Canada are positive, you will be required to complete your 14-day quarantine at a designated government facility.
8. Submit a second COVID-19 test towards the end of your fourteen-day quarantine. On the 8th day of your quarantine, you will need to submit another COVID-19 test as per the instructions you received. You must continue to quarantine while you wait for your results. If your results are negative, you may leave your place of quarantine once you have completed the full 14-day quarantine period. If your results are positive, you must isolate yourself for another 14 days.
RESOURCES FOR TRAVEL
Traveling to Canada Checklist
For details on how to plan your quarantine, see the Government of Canada's COVID-19: Assess your quarantine plan page
For information on travel exemptions and restrictions for international students, and the impact of COVID-19 on international students see IRCC's website: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): International students and Students – Travel to Canada: COVID-19 program delivery
For information on flying to Canada, see: Flying to and within Canada
For information on whether or not you can travel to Canada, use the Find out if you can travel to Canada tool
For information on travel restrictions for non-Canadian travellers, see the Government of Canada’s website: Travel restrictions in Canada: Entry, borders, and transit
For information on travel restrictions in Canada, mandatory isolation or quarantine, entry, borders, transit and more, see Travel restrictions in Canada
For information and advice for travellers entering Canada, see IRCC’s website: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel restrictions, exemptions and advice
For information on air travel and border measures, see IRCC’s website: Travel restriction measures: COVID-19 program delivery
For information on COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers, see the Government of Canada’s website: COVID-19 testing for travellers coming into Canada
AUGUST 2021 Update: Easing of border measures coming into effect on August 9th, 2021 at 12:01am (ET).
1. International students with a valid study permit (or approval letter) can travel to Canada
2. Fully vaccinated travelers authorized to enter Canada by land or by air, are now exempt from the federal requirement to undergo a 14-day quarantine. The 14-day quarantine continues to be required for all other travelers who are not considered fully vaccinated.
3. All travelers (regardless of vaccination status)
· Must continue to take a pre-arrival Covid-19 molecular test 72 hours prior to arrival
· Must continue to submit a quarantine plan through ArriveCAN prior to travel
· Will be exempt from the three-night government-authorized hotel stay
· Travellers who have previously tested positive for Covid-19 must present proof of a positive Covid-19 molecular test result taken within 14 to 90 days prior to arrival in Canada as part of prearrival test requirements (in lieu of a negative test result).
4. All travelers that are not fully vaccinated
· Must continue to take a Covid-19 test on arrival (Day 1) and on Day 8
· Must continue to quarantine for 14-days
5. Under the current travel restrictions, immediate family members (Spouse/commonlaw partner, dependent child, parent) may come to Canada if they are entering for a non-discretionary and non-optional purpose - they are your dependent (spouse or child) and will accompany you during your studies OR they will help you settle in Canada.
6. International passenger flights continue to be required to land at one of the following four Canadian airports: Vancouver; Toronto; Calgary; and Montreal. For the full announcement, please see the Public Health Agency of Canada's official newsrelease.
7. Canada has extended the suspension of all private and commercial flights arriving from India until August 21st, 2021. Travelers who have previously tested positive for Covid-19 must present proof of a positive Covid-19 molecular test result taken within 14 to 90 days prior to departure in lieu of a negative test result; proof of a positive test result must be obtained in a third country prior to departure to Canada.