Return to Canada

Every year, millions of Canadian citizens return to Canada from abroad. Make your re-entry safe and easy – here is all you need to know about going through customs, the process for re-entering Canada, what to do if you are sick, and information on U.S. border wait times.


Exemption for eligible fully vaccinated travellers

Starting at 11:59 pm ET on July 5, 2021, there will be some exemptions for people eligible to enter Canada, who also meet specific conditions for fully vaccinated travellers. COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada.

Flights from India suspended

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Services and information

COVID-19: Travel, quarantine and borders

Travelling to, from and within Canada, immigration, passports, transportation regulations and the movement of goods


What to know when you and your goods arrive at customs after travelling abroad

U.S. to Canada border wait times

Regularly updated list of wait times at border crossing points for drivers coming to Canada from the U.S.

If you get sick after travelling

What to do if you are sick when or after you return to Canada

Moving back to Canada

Links to the provincial and territorial government resources you need when you move back to Canada

Immigration (non-Canadian citizens)

Information for prospective Canadian citizens

Travelling to Canada

Information you need to visit, live, work or study in Canada

Travelling as a dual citizen

Dual citizenship can be complicated and cause problems when you travel.

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