Updated Guidelines: Travelling in and out of Canada during COVID-19

How to prepare for when travelling in and out of Canada during COVID-19 pandemic.

By redtag.caJanuary 6, 2021 Posted in:Travel Tips

Travelling in and out of Canada during COVID-19 

Last Updated January 6, 2021

Starting January 7, 2021, anyone over the age of 5 flying into Canada from another country, will have to show a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of their arrival.

To keep you prepared when travelling, we’ve compiled some of the latest rules and guidelines for air travel during COVID-19*. Stay informed and travel safely!

1. Travellers 5 years of age or older must test negative for COVID-19 before travelling into Canada. It must be a PCR test and be taken within 72 hours of arrival

2. Air travellers must still quarantine for 14 days once arriving into Canada. Canadian government officials will review each passenger’s quarantine plans to ensure they are suitable.

3. To get the best contact information, travellers visiting Canada or returning to Canada must use the ArriveCAN app. It is available on both the App Store and Google play.

4. If you are returning from a country where PCR testing is not available, you will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

5. All health requirements put in place, including wearing a mask and temperature checks, are still in place.

6. It is recommended to contact your travel insurance provider to find out what coverage is included for in-destination COVID-19 related medical expenses. Travel Insurance can be purchased at time of booking. You can read here about the most up to date coverage details.

There are many destinations still welcoming Canadians. To best enjoy your trip, we want you to be prepared. Before booking, keep yourself informed on what is happening in your destinations of choice. You can stay up-to-date here on the official Government Website

People traveling by plane during COVID 19. Young woman wearing N95 face masks, sitting on luggage in airport terminal, holding smart phone.


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