COVID-19 CanadaVisa Resources

Quarantine Requirements

All travelers coming to Canada are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Canada, unless they fall under an exemption.  Travelers to Canada must continue to use the ArriveCAN app and provide accurate contact information and their mandatory 14-day quarantine plan on or before entry. 

All individuals entering Canada 5 years of age or older must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of boarding and must wear a face covering and practice social distancing wherever possible.

The  rules and restrictions regarding travel are constantly changing and you should ensure that you check the latest information prior to your return to Canada. You can access the latest requirements here

Travel Ban

A travel ban is in effect and applies to all foreign nationals, unless eligible for an exemption. The travel ban does not apply to Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.

Current exemptions under the travel ban include: 

  • Immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  “Immediate family member” means the spouse, common law partner, parent/grandparent, dependent child, the dependent child of the dependent child, guardian or tutor of the Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada.
  • Extended family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. “Extended family member” means the non-dependent child, grandchild, sibling, half-sibling, step-sibling or grandparent of the Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada. It also includes individuals, over 18 years of age, that have been in an exclusive dating relationship for over 1 year in the physical presence of each other.
  • Foreign nationals travelling from the United States if the purpose of travel is not “optional or discretionary” such as “tourism, recreation, or entertainment.”
  • Foreign nationals travelling from all other countries outside the U.S. who fall into an enumerated exemption. Some of these exemptions include foreign nationals who hold a valid work permit, hold a written work permit approval, hold a valid study permit, hold a written study permit approval issued from a designated learning institution, or a person whose application for permanent residence was approved before March 18, 2020. In some cases, foreign nationals who have an immediate family member residing in Canada who is on a work permit or study permit holder may be authorized by a designated official to enter Canada for the purposes of family reunification.