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.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Check the Pandemic COVID-19 travel health notice.
If you need financial help to return to Canada, check COVID-19: Financial help for Canadians outside Canada.
Returning to Canada? As of November 21, travellers to Canada must submit COVID-related information digitally. Use ArriveCAN to comply with the new mandatory requirements.
Services and information
What to know when you and your goods arrive at customs after travelling abroad
Regularly updated list of wait times at border crossing points for drivers coming to Canada from the U.S.
What to do if you are sick when or after you return to Canada
Links to the provincial and territorial government resources you need when you move back to Canada
Information for prospective Canadian citizens
Information you need to visit, live, work or study in Canada
Dual citizenship can be complicated and cause problems when you travel.
What we are doing
Policies, acts and regulations
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