Boarding flights to and within Canada
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- Flying to Canada requirements – entry and testing
- Requirements to board flights to and within Canada
- Flying to another province or territory
- If Canada is not your final destination
- Departing Canada
- Travellers with signs or symptoms
Flying to Canada requirements – entry and testing
The COVID-19 pandemic restricts travel to Canada and within Canada. It is essential to understand and comply with the requirements.
Regardless of your citizenship or vaccination status, you must meet requirements for pre-entry molecular tests and use ArriveCAN:
Find testing and entry requirements
Requirements to board flights to and within Canada
All existing mandatory pre-boarding and health requirements for air travellers remain in place, including health check questions, and wearing masks on board flights to and within Canada.
All air travellers must wear a mask while travelling, except:
- children under 2 years old
- people who are unable to remove the mask without assistance
- people who provide a medical certificate certifying that they are unable to wear a face mask for a medical reason
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.
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 not be allowed to board any public flight until:
- 14 days have passed or
- you present a medical certificate confirming that your symptoms are not related to COVID-19
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