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NOTE: Fully vaccinated travellers arriving before 12:01 a.m. EDT on July 5th will not be eligible for these exemptions from some testing and quarantine requirements. This means that travellers who have recently returned to Canada (before July 5th) must continue and complete their 14-day quarantine and day-8 test.
Requirements effective July 5, 2021 at 12:01 am for travellers eligible to enter Canada (Canadian citizens, permanent residents and persons registered under the Indian Act):
Requirements for travellers that are fully vaccinated:
At least 14 days prior to entering Canada, you must have received two doses of vaccines accepted in Canada (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen). Travellers can receive their vaccine in any country. Documentation supporting vaccination must be provided in English, French or with a certified translation.
You are exempt from:
- Government-authorized hotel for air travellers
- Day 8 test
72 hours before your arrival in Canada:
- Take a COVID-19 molecular test
- Book your screening test at the airport, only if your final destination is Montreal. This registration process can be done several days in advance. Registrations can be made through the following site: https://info.biron.ca/inscription-yul
- Use ArriveCAN to enter your information, including your proof of vaccination (make sure to have the most up-to-date version that will be released on July 5 in the Google Play and the App Store)
- Plan your quarantine in case it is determined at the border that you do not meet all the conditions required to be exempt from quarantine
- Have your ArriveCAN receipt and documents ready, including digital or paper copy of proof of vaccination
- Complete your arrival test at the airport
- Present no COVID-19 symptoms
- Retain copies of your test results for the full 14 days after entry to Canada, as well as proof of vaccination and a list of close contacts
Children under 12 or unvaccinated children travelling with fully vaccinated adults must:
- Take a COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival and at the airport upon arrival
- Quarantine 14 days at home
- Parents are not required to quarantine
For more information:
Travellers not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated – there is no change.
Steps to follow:
1- Have a negative result for COVID-19 from a test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Canada.
All air travellers five years of age or older, regardless of citizenship, must present the air carrier with proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test result before boarding an international flight to Canada.
For more information, please click here.
2- Download the ArriveCAN application
Air travellers must submit their information using the ArriveCAN app before boarding their flight. This includes travel and contact information, a quarantine plan and a COVID-19 symptom self-assessment.
Travellers wishing to enter Canada must be able to provide their ArriveCAN receipt to a border services officer, who verifies that the traveller’s information has been scanned beforehand.
Travellers who do not provide the required information electronically before boarding their aircraft may be subject to an enforcement action ranging from a verbal warning to a $1,000 fine. Exceptions are made for individuals who cannot submit documents electronically due to a physical disability or inadequate infrastructure.
For more information on downloading the app, please click here.
3- Book your screening test at the Montreal airport
After completing the border services process and retrieving their baggage, travellers must undergo another COVID-19 molecular test at the Montreal airport.
To expedite the process, all passengers (except children under 5 years of age) must register online before returning to Canada.
This registration process can be done several days in advance. Registrations can be made through the following site: https://info.biron.ca/inscription-yul
If the day of the flight to Canada is changed subsequently, passengers must register again.
Before leaving the airport, passengers will also receive instructions and a test to be performed on Day 10 of the quarantine.
4- Have a reservation in a hotel accredited by the Government of Canada for a stay of 3 days
After the test on arrival, travellers must go to the hotel they have booked for three nights to wait for the test result.
Click here to book your stopover at the hotel.
How to get to the hotel?
Passengers can use only their personal vehicle, take a cab, the hotel shuttle service to get to the hotel or Uber and EVA services.
Public transport are not allowed.
It is mandatory to go to the hotel immediately upon leaving the airport.
5- Arrange for a place to complete your mandatory quarantine
Passengers who test negative on arrival at the airport can leave their hotel and proceed to their quarantine site.
For connecting passengers, they will be able to take their flight to their destination and place of quarantine after their mandatory three-night stay at the hotel if:
- They tested negative on arrival and;
- They have an appropriate quarantine plan.
Passengers who do not have an appropriate quarantine plan will be moved to a quarantine facility designated by the Public Health Agency of Canada to complete the remainder of the 14-day quarantine.
NOTE: Travellers are not exempt from pre-entry requirements, even if they have:
• received a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine;
• tested negative for COVID-19
• recovered from COVID-19