Canada COVID travel restrictions

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Canada COVID Travel Restrictions

Canada COVID travel restrictions impacting business aviation

All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

Oct. 9, 2021

 General Restrictions – All US Pax / Aircraft:
  • US Pax / Aircraft allowed? Yes

General Restrictions – Vaccinated / Recovered Passengers:

  • Are there restrictions for fully vaccinated / recovered passengers?
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? No. As of 30 OCT 21, proof of full vaccination will be required for departure from Canadian airports.

General Restrictions – Unvaccinated Passengers:

  • Unvaccinated allowed entry? No, unless they meet an exemption listed below.
  • Are there restrictions for unvaccinated passengers? Yes
  • COVID-19 Testing Upon / After Arrival? Yes, random health checks and COVID-19 test are possible on arrival by authorities. Testing for COVID-19 required on days 8 and 14 for all travelers during quarantine period. Those age 12and under will only be required to test on day 8 of quarantine.
  • Quarantine Required? Yes, 14 days self quarantine. Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 will be allowed to enter without the need to quarantine if accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or guardian.
  • Stay Locations?
  • Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Required? No

  • As of 07 Oct 21, The Canadian Government announced that on 30 Oct 21, all travelers 12 and older will be required to be fully vaccinated for domestic and international flights with an approved COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by designated providers, and 14 days have passed since the final dose prior to entry to Canada. Proof will be required to prove full vaccination status. All departing travelers will also have to be fully vaccinated when departing airports in Canada as of 30 Oct 21, and provide proof for departure.
  • Effective August 9, fully-vaccinated U.S. citizens and residents can enter with proof of a negative COVID test, without having to quarantine. Read details here.
  • Effective Sept 7, any foreign national that qualifies for the fully-vaccinated traveler exemption can enter Canada for discretionary travel. Use this self-assessment tool to check if you qualify for the exemption.
  • We’ve confirmed via CANPASS that crew are required to take a PCR test if staying longer than 72 hours.
  • Gander (CYQX) Update: Effective Aug 11, travelers on East bound flights directly departing the U.S. are allowed to disembark during the tech stop if 1) vaccinated, 2) have a negative COVID test, and 3) have completed ArriveCan in advance. This does not apply to West bound flights from Europe or return flights.
  • All travelers are required to provide their COVID-related information, in advance, via ArriveCAN app or website.
  • Canada has this online tool to help you assess if you can enter the country.
  • Airport Funneling in Effect – All international passenger flights, including those from the U.S., are required to enter Canada through one of the following nine funneling airports: CYYZ/Toronto, CYVR/Vancouver, CYUL/Montreal, and CYYC/Calgary, Edmonton/CYEG, Winnipeg/CYWG, Ottawa/CYOW, Quebec/CYQB, Halifax/CYHZ, and Toronto Island (CYTZ). Initial announcement for the first 4 airports. Announcement on the 5 added in August. Toronto Island was just added to the list in Sept., and more are expected soon. Medevac, ferry and crew repatriation flights, cargo-only flights, and tech stops where no passengers disembark are exempt.
  • Restrictions on non-essential travel for USA/Canada/Mexico land borders have been extended until Oct. 21, 2021. Note: This does not apply to air travel.

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