Effective November 30, 2021, air passengers departing from Canadian airports (domestic, transborder or international flights) will need to be fully vaccinated. A valid COVID-19 molecular test will no longer be accepted as an alternative to vaccination unless travellers are eligible for one of the limited exemptions. More details.
You will be required to answer these health-related questions when checking in:
If you answer YES to any of the questions while checking in online or at the airport, you will be prohibited from travelling, unless you present a medical certificate attesting that your symptoms are not related to COVID-19 (applicable only to questions 1 to 3).
Make sure to familiarize yourself with these requirements and comply with them.
We invite you to consult the website of the International Air Transport Association to learn about your destination's entry requirements.
Before you travel, consult the Government of Canada’s travel advisories. An official global travel advisory and pandemic travel health notice are currently in effect.
Prior to departure, make sure that the unaccompanied minor has all the necessary documentation. Pay particular attention to the entry requirements of their destination; for instance, some countries require forms to be completed online prior to departure and/or proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Most countries, including Canada, require travellers to present documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result. To ensure you have the proper documentation, you must verify the following information:
If you do not have the correct documentation, you may be denied boarding (exceptions apply). Starting February 28, 2022: proof of a professionally administered or observed antigen test taken outside of Canada no more than 1 day before your scheduled flight or entry to Canada by land or water.
To help you comply with this measure, the Government of Canada has compiled a COVID-19 testing centres directory for each country. To access it, simply visit the Canadian government website, select the country, click on the "Health" tab and then scroll down to the "COVID-19 Testing" section.
Also, for easier access to these tests, some hotel partners are now offering their clients COVID-19 testing on-site or at an external clinic.
Exception: Those who have recovered from COVID-19 (and are no longer infectious) yet keep testing positive may be granted an exception (for travel to Canada). They can provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test taken 11 to 180 days prior to departure, instead of a negative COVID-19 molecular test. More details.
All travellers should expect to undergo on-arrival COVID-19 molecular testing given the new measures in place due to the introduction of the Omicron variant.
It is strongly recommended that you pre-register for your on-arrival COVID-19 molecular test prior to landing in Canada to avoid lengthy lines and delays in processing.
Please visit https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist/covid-19-testing-travellers-coming-into-canada and select airport test provider to pre-register for your on-arrival test.
To travel with peace of mind, we encourage you to underwrite our COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Insurance. Its enhanced coverage will provide you with the medical attention and assistance you may require, should you contract the virus. For more information, please contact your Travel Professional.
Foreign nationals also need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visa containing an eTA to enter Canada. Please inquire.
Please note that a mask is required upon arrival at the airport; otherwise, you will not be able to enter the airport and, therefore, travel.