Flying 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.

Flights from India and Pakistan suspended

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Alternative: Driving 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 by air, 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.

International travellers flying through Canada may not need to follow this checklist. See transit to another country by air.

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Before you travel

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 by air, 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 all of your entry requirements, where applicable (i.e., when registering for COVID-19 testing upon arrival and booking a government-approved hotel).

Airports open to international arrivals and departures

International passenger flights arrive and depart at the following four Canadian airports:

Private/Business and charter flights from all countries are required to land at the four airports. Flights from Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon and cargo-only flights remain exempt.

Boarding your flight

Arriving in Canada

Completing your hotel stopover

The timing of your departure from the hotel to the place you will complete the rest of your quarantine period depends on the results of your arrival test.

Completing your full quarantine

On day 8 of your quarantine, you will take another test, following the instructions provided to you. You must stay in your place of quarantine while you await the results from this test.

Testing and quarantine exemptions

There are no exceptions for vaccinated travellers, at this time.

If you think you may be exempt from mandatory requirements:

Find out if your travel is exempt

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