Heath and Safety Protocols for travellers to Canada

Travelling to Canada – Changes in effect January 7th
Effective January 7, 2021, travellers will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country to Canada. Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test and must be taken within 72 hours prior to the traveller's scheduled departure to Canada. Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine.
As has been the case for months, all travellers will have their quarantine plans reviewed by a government official and, if not suitable, will be required to quarantine in a federal quarantine facility. Travellers to Canada must use the ArriveCAN App or website and provide accurate contact information and their mandatory 14-day quarantine plan on or before entry.

For more information please visit the Government of Canada website – Click here
FAQ's regarding COVID-19 testing – Click here

Travelling to Canada Summary

  • Students travelling to Canada must have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of travel.
  • Students travelling to Canada must pass a health check conducted by airlines before being allowed to board a flight.
  • Students must wear a non-medical mask or face covering during travel and wear a mask until they have arrived at the homestay location.
  • Students must submit travel and contact information using the Federal Arrive CAN Application prior to departure.
  • Students will be asked to show their ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada. A border services officer will verify that they have submitted their information digitally
  • Students will be assessed by border security upon arrival to Canada. A border services officer will ask students when they arrive in Canada about the purpose of their visit and whether they are feeling ill or unwell. The border services officer may ask additional questions as part of their assessment. Officers will look for signs of illness, regardless of how students respond to screening questions. Officers will refer any traveller they suspect is ill for a further medical assessment by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • All travellers must provide information after their entry into Canada. During quarantine, students must use ArriveCAN or call 1-833-641-0343 to:
    • confirm that they have arrived at the address they provided for your quarantine or isolation location within 48 hours of your entry into Canada
    • complete daily COVID-19 symptom self-assessments during your quarantine period