In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada has put in place several measures for air travel. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure that they are eligible to enter Canada. More information about eligibility criteria can be found on the Government of Canada website, travel.gc.ca.
Please be advised that, with a few exceptions:
◆ Anyone aged 5 and over travelling to Canada will be required to present a COVID-19 molecular test result in order to board their flight for Canada, even if fully vaccinated.
◆ In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 molecular test, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers coming to Canada will also be required to undergo a COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival. Fully vaccinated travellers will be subject to mandatory randomized testing upon arrival.
◆ All unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers are subject to the 14-day mandatory quarantine period starting the day they enter Canada, and must be able to demonstrate how they plan to fulfill this requirement while in Canada. Failure to comply with the mandatory quarantine could result in imprisonment and/or fines.
Prior to boarding the flight to Canada, please be advised that, with few exceptions:
◆ Within 72 hours prior to arrival in Canada, all travellers must provide the following information in ArriveCAN:
● their travel and contact information;
● 14 day travel history prior to arrival in Canada;
● suitable quarantine plan;
● COVID-19 symptom self-assessment; and
● Their vaccination information and evidence.
◆ In order for travellers to take advantage of any of the benefits upon arrival in Canada for being fully vaccinated, they must download the most recent version of ArriveCAN and digitally submit the required information.
◆ Travellers will be required to answer a few simple questions related to their health, to which they must be answered truthfully. Providing a false or misleading answer could result in a maximum fine of $5,000.
◆ Travellers 6 years of age and older must wear a mask that covers their mouth, nose and chin, throughout their travel journey, even if fully vaccinated.
Travellers should also be advised that they may be subject to provincial or territorial measures at their destination. Please ensure you are well informed on any local public health requirements.
As a reminder, no person should board a flight when they are feeling ill as this could potentially put others at risk. Should symptoms such as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing develop while in flight, please notify the flight crew immediately.
Stay safe and thank you for your cooperation.