Travel Reopening

On Monday, October 25, 2021, Canada lifted its blanket travel advisory against any non-essential travel. Travel advisories have been reverted to country-by-country levels that existed before the pandemic and each country will continue to have their own entry protocols in regards to Covid-0 19. For the most update to entry requirements for countries you would like to travel to, please use our Travel Tool.

For travel within and to Canada, the Canadian Government has put a new policy in place for all air, rail and cruise passengers.

For Domestic Travel

Phase 1 Requirements:

Effective October 30, 2021, all air, rail and cruise passengers 12 years of age and older in Canada will be required to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the scheduled flight departure.

Phase 2 Requirements:

Effective November 30, 2021, proof of a negative PCR test will no longer be accepted for all air, rail and cruise passengers 12 years of age and older; proof of full vaccination must be provided (with limited exemptions).

Returning to Canada

Fully vaccinated travellers 12 years of age and older must show proof of vaccination to be exempt from the 14 day quarantine. All passengers arriving in Canada must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to their arrival and submit pre-arrival information though the ArriveCan app. Upon arrival travellers may also be selected for randomized testing.

Full details for both domestic travel and re-entry to Canada from aboard can be found here on the government website.

Thinking about travelling soon?

As it’s been a while since many of us have travelled here are few travel tips to get you ready:

1) Check your passport expiry date: Time took on a different meaning during the pandemic. Your passport that you thought still had a few years left, might be expiring soon. Passport processing times are longer than normal, so make sure you plan ahead.

2) Download the ArriveCan App: The App is available through your devices app store. If you don’t have a smart phone, the app can also be used on a tablet or there is browser version available.

3) Print copies of your vaccine certificate: Sometimes its easier to show a hard copy rather than pulling it up on your phone.

Ready to plan?

4) Check out our Travel Tool – Find latest travel and health restrictions for your trip.

5) Your Travel Advisor can help you plan for your return PCR Test: Many hotels and resorts are offering either PCR testing on site or nearby. This will reduce stress and save time on your vacation. Cruise lines are arranging these tests for guests and are either complementary or at cost depending on the line.