Where’s open, what’s required? View entry restrictions and COVD-19 travel requirements for countries around the world.
Travel Within Canada
When arriving at your destination, you may be subject to further measures imposed by the provincial, territorial or municipal governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please ensure you are familiar with the restrictions imposed by the local authorities at your flight’s destination.
Contact information for provincial and territorial COVID-19 resources is available via the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website. For further details on travel restrictions and exemptions when travelling between provinces and territories, please visit the Canadian Government’s Travel Assistance site.
Effective June 20, 2022, air passengers departing from Canadian airports for domestic, transborder or international flights, and travellers on VIA Rail trains, will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination prior to boarding. Travellers, however, are still required to adhere to the entry restrictions of their arrival destination. Effective October 1, travellers will no longer be required to wear masks on planes and trains. Although the masking requirement is being lifted, all travellers are strongly recommended to wear high quality and well-fitted masks during their journeys.
Requirements for Travellers Entering Canada
Effective October 1, 2022, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:
- submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;
- provide proof of vaccination;
- undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;
- carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;
- monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.
Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements. As of October 1, 2022, travellers will no longer be required to:
- undergo health checks for travel on air and rail; or
- wear masks on planes and trains.
Although the masking requirement is being lifted, all travellers are strongly recommended to wear high quality and well-fitted masks during their journeys.
International Travel Outside of Canada
Effective June 20, 2022, air passengers departing from Canadian airports for outbound travel, and travellers on VIA Rail trains, will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination in order to travel. Travellers, however, are still required to adhere to the entry restrictions of their arrival destination.
Please consult the government website of the country you are travelling to for their entry requirements. You can also view entry restrictions and COVID-19 travel requirements for countries around the world by using the Travel Restrictions Map.
Fully Vaccinated Travel to the United States
Effective November 8, 2021, unvaccinated travellers that are not US citizens, legal permanent residents or foreign nationals exempt from the vaccination requirement will no longer be allowed entry to the United States.
The U.S. will accept any vaccine approved for regular or emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization. That includes Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca and China’s Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines. Mixing-and-matching of approved shots will be permitted.
Both digital and paper proof of vaccination will be accepted and must include personal identifiers — minimally the passenger’s full name and date of birth — that match their passport. The name of the source issuing the record and the vaccine manufacturer and dates of vaccination are also required.
As of June 12, 2022, air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the U.S. will no longer be required to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.
For more information regarding the new rules for international air travel into the US, please visit the CDC’s website.
- COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada – Travel restrictions in Canada – Travel.gc.ca
- COVID-19: Entering Canada requirements checklist – Travel restrictions in Canada – Travel.gc.ca
In the News
- Federal Government Removes COVID-19 Border Restrictions – September 26, 2022
- Government of Canada is re-establishing mandatory random testing offsite of airports for air travellers – July 14, 2022
- Govt. confirms vaccine mandate suspended as of June 20, for planes and trains but not cruise travel – June 14, 2022
- U.S. to drop COVID testing for incoming international air travelers – June 10, 2022
Legal Disclaimer This webpage is intended to be informative and in no way guarantees travelers health/safety. For specific information surrounding COVID-19 traveler safety we encourage you to reach out to your risk management provider, and/or HR department. This page is a compilation of information from third-party sources and Travelpath Inc. cannot guarantee accuracy, as all information is subject to change. Any questions about travel should be directed to your company travel manager or human resources department.