The Canadian government has eased travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals entering the country for non-essential reasons on or after Sept 7.

Entry Requirements:

  • Individuals must have received the last applicable dose of a Canadian-approved vaccine at least 15 days before entering Canada.
    • Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 are exempt from quarantine when accompanied by fully vaccinated parent(s)/guardian(s), but they must follow enhanced public health measures. This may include not attending daycare or school for 14 days after arrival.
    • Children 12 years and older must carry out a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
  • Individuals must have a COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours before their flight departure or arrival at a land border, regardless of vaccination status; officials will not accept antigen or rapid tests.
    • Travelers are exempt from the molecular test requirement if they have proof that they tested positive and have recovered from COVID-19 between 14 and 180 days of entering Canada.
  • Travelers must submit their mandatory information via ArriveCAN, including proof of vaccination in English or French along with a quarantine plan.

Additional Information: Travelers must be asymptomatic upon arrival and may be selected for a random COVID-19 test when entering the country. Direct commercial and private passenger flights from India and Morocco remain suspended until Sept. 21 and Sept. 29 respectively. More information regarding Canada’s entry requirements can be found here.

BAL Analysis: The Canadian government is still advising its citizens to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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