New Travel Measures
The Government of Canada has introduced further measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and its variants in Canada. People who travel by air for non-essential reasons will face new measures and expenses when they return to Canada.
Air traveller requirements:
Travellers must still provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken up to 72 hours before their scheduled departure time.
As of February 21, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET, travellers, unless exempted, will also be required to:
- reserve a government-authorized hotel for 3 nights prior to departure to Canada
- take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival in Canada
- stay in the government-authorized hotel while awaiting the results of the COVID-19 molecular test taken on arrival
- pay for the cost of the hotel stay, as well as all associated costs for:
- infection prevention and control measures
Travellers must present proof of having reserved and pre-paid for their accommodation through ArriveCAN.
Travellers will still be required to complete the remainder of the mandatory 14-day quarantine after their mandatory hotel stopover.
Exemptions from hotel stopover
Travellers are exempt from the 3-night hotel stay if they’re:
- an unaccompanied minor or unaccompanied dependent child
- already exempt from the requirement to undergo post-arrival testing
Travellers will also be required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 10 of their 14-day quarantine. Travellers will be provided with a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport.