Driving to Canada requirements checklist

Exemptions for fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada are expected in early July. Current travel restrictions still apply.

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.

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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:

Requirements if exempt from quarantine

There are strict requirements you must follow even if you are exempt from quarantine. You must:

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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