Original publication date: March 14, 2020
Updated: October 1, 2022
The Public Health Agency of Canada is advising travellers to practise enhanced health precautions when travelling internationally.
COVID-19 continues to circulate in Canada and internationally. The COVID-19 situation at your destination can change rapidly and can vary considerably from one destination to another, and even between regions within a country.
The virus that causes COVID-19 continues to change over time and new variants will appear. Remain vigilant and take measures to protect yourself and limit the spread to others.
Consult a health care professional or visit a travel health clinic preferably at least 6 weeks before you travel. Discuss which travel vaccinations may be right for you.
Anyone who has not completed a COVID-19 vaccine series should continue to avoid non-essential travel to all destinations. If you must travel, consider delaying your plans until you’re fully vaccinated.
All eligible travellers should complete a COVID-19 vaccine series along with any additional recommended doses in Canada, at least 14 days before travelling.
During your travel, destinations you are visiting may enforce strict lockdowns and/or limits on outgoing travel. You may also be subject to your destination’s infection-management procedures, such as isolation, should you get COVID-19 while abroad. You may have limited access to timely and appropriate health care should you become ill.
The content on this page is provided as advice and will continue to be re-evaluated based on the evolving situation in Canada and other countries. The decision to travel is your choice and you are responsible for your safety abroad and travel arrangements to return home.
The types of activities and actions you take while travelling will influence the likelihood of your exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.
Effective October 1, 2022, the Government of Canada has removed all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada.
Regularly review entry requirements into Canada as they may change during your travel.
COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders
You should not travel if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
If you feel sick or experience any symptoms of COVID-19 during your flight to Canada or upon arrival, inform the flight attendant or a border services officer upon arrival. COVID-19 remains one of many communicable diseases listed in the Quarantine Act.
Sign up with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service to stay connected with the Government of Canada in case of an emergency abroad or an emergency at home.
Registration of Canadians Abroad
Contact the Public Health Agency of Canada
COVID-19 information line: 1-833-784-4397