Travel updates

On October 25, 2021, Canada lifted its travel advisory against any non-essential travel.

Travel advisories have been reverted to country-by-country levels that existed before the pandemic. While removing the travel advisory the Canadian Gov. introduced a new policy for all air, rail and cruise passengers.

Travel inside Canada

Requirements – step 1:

Effective October 30, 2021, all air, rail and cruise passengers over the age of 12 in Canada will be required to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the scheduled flight departure.

Requirements – step 2:

Effective November 30, 2021, proof of a negative PCR test will no longer be accepted for all air, rail and cruise passengers over the age of 12. Proof of full vaccination must be provided (with limited exemptions).

Traveling from outside Canada

Fully vaccinated travellers over the age of 12 must show proof of vaccination to be exempt from the 14-day quarantine. All passengers arriving in Canada must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to their arrival and submit pre-arrival information though theArriveCan” app. Upon arrival travellers may also be selected for randomized testing.

For full details for both inside Canada travel and re-entry to Canada please click: government website.

A few more travel tips for anyone planning to travel:
  1. Check your passport expiry date:  Verify your passport’s expiry date carefully and plan your trip accordingly. Passport processing times are longer than normal, so make sure you plan ahead.
  2. Download the “ArriveCan” App: The App is available through your device’s app store. If you don’t have a smart phone, the app can also be used on a tablet, or a browser version is also available.
  3. Print copies of your vaccine certificate: Sometimes it can be easier to show a hard copy instead of showing it on your phone.