Boarding flights to and within Canada

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Flying to Canada requirements – entry, testing, hotels

The COVID-19 pandemic restricts travel to Canada and within Canada. It is essential to understand and comply with the requirements.

If you are flying to Canada, you cannot connect to domestic flights until after your stopover at the government-authorized hotel at your international arrival airport.

Use the checklist for all requirements, including ArriveCAN, testing and government-authorized hotels.

Complete the Flying to Canada requirements checklist

Requirements to board flights to and within Canada

All existing mandatory pre-boarding and health requirements for air travellers remain in place, including temperature screening, health check questions, and wearing masks on board flights to and within Canada.

Travellers won’t be allowed to board if they:

In addition, foreign nationals won’t be allowed to board a flight to Canada if:

All air travellers must wear a mask while travelling, except:

Requirements for public transportation to and from your flight

Operators of public transportation services may require travellers to wear a mask.

Before you travel, check for updates to see how transportation measures affect your plans and what you need to pack.

Transportation measures for travellers

Flying to another province or territory

You will need to check if there are any restrictions that apply at your final destination.

If Canada is not your final destination

If you’re only transiting through Canada to reach another country, see transit to another country by air.

Departing Canada

To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada advises that you avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada and all travel on cruise ships outside Canada until further notice.

Foreign nationals leaving Canada should consult with the country of their destination.

Travelling outside of Canada

Travellers with signs or symptoms

If you have signs or symptoms of COVID-19 you will be required to isolate. You will not be allowed to use public transportation to travel to the place where you must isolate.

You will not be allowed to board any public flight until:

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