Find out if you can travel to Canada - Foreign national - Receiving essential medical services or treatments

You indicated that you are:

  • a foreign national
  • not qualified as fully vaccinated
  • entering because of a medical emergency or to receive any essential medical service or treatment

Based on your answers, you will likely be allowed to enter Canada because of a medical emergency or to receive any essential medical service or treatment if your treatment is within 36 hours of entering Canada.

Persons arriving from Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon may be receiving essential medical treatment or services within 96 hours of entry. Those persons must have only been in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon and/or Canada within the 14 days before their entry.

The final determination will be made by a government official at the port of entry.

Entering Canada for essential medical services or treatments is generally quarantine exempt.

What you need to do next

If a government representative at the border determines you are not exempt from quarantine

You must:

Accompanying a dependent child receiving treatment

One person accompanying an asymptomatic or symptomatic dependent child under 18 years of age who is receiving essential medical services or treatments in Canada under federal, provincial or territorial care, will likely be allowed to enter Canada if the accompanying person complies with any conditions imposed by a quarantine officer and warranted in the circumstances to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19.

This answer does not guarantee entry into Canada

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