Driving to Canada requirements checklist
Alternative: Flying to Canada checklist
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly advise Canadians to cancel or postpone non-essential travel plans outside of Canada. Now is not the time to travel.
People who travel, regardless of citizenship, will need to follow testing and quarantine requirements to keep Canadians safe, particularly given the new COVID-19 variants in Canada and around the world.
On this page
- Before you travel to Canada by land
- Arriving in Canada at a land border crossing
- Completing your mandatory quarantine
- Testing and quarantine exemptions
- Driving through Canada to or from Alaska
Before you travel to Canada by land
The COVID-19 pandemic restricts travel to Canada and within Canada. It is essential to understand and comply with the requirements.Find out if you can enter Canada
To enter Canada through a land border crossing, work your way through every step to understand how to plan and prepare. Each step has specific requirements and exemptions that will follow through to later stages of your travel.
Use the same email address for ArriveCAN and all of your entry requirements.
Arriving in Canada at a land border crossing
Completing your mandatory quarantine
Testing and quarantine exemptions
There are no exceptions for vaccinated travellers, at this time.
If you think you may be exempt from mandatory requirements, check the details for:
- Who is exempt from quarantine
- Who is exempt from pre-entry testing
- Who is exempt from arrival testing
Requirements if exempt from quarantine
There are strict requirements you must follow even if you are exempt from quarantine. You must:
- wear a mask at all times when in public spaces
- maintain a list of all close contacts for your first 14 days in Canada
Driving through Canada to or from Alaska
Alaska travellers must meet the pre-entry and arrival requirements on this checklist, and meet strict entry conditions.
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