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Published 11.08.2021
1. Until 21 September 2021, flights from India are suspended.
2. Until 21 September 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of Canada;
- dual nationals of Canada with a Special Authorization approval email;
- permanent residents of Canada;
- persons registered under Canada’s Indian Act with the Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) or the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS);
- passengers with a Canadian Refugee Travel Document or a Single Journey Document for Resettlement to Canada;
- immediate family members of nationals of Canada, of permanent residents of Canada and of persons registered under Canada’s Indian Act. They must stay for at least 15 days and have a quarantine plan. Staying for less than 15 days is allowed if they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech;
- extended family members of nationals of Canada, of permanent residents of Canada and of persons registered under Canada’s Indian Act. They must stay for at least 15 days, have a quarantine plan, and have a written authorization issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Staying for less than 15 days is allowed if they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech;
- passengers with an authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC);
- passengers with a letter of authorization from the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH);
- nationals and permanent residents of the USA arriving from the USA with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech;
- nationals of France and residents of St. Pierre and Miquelon arriving from St. Pierre and Miquelon with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech;
- passengers arriving directly from the USA and traveling on an essential purpose listed on https://tinyurl.com/4absxrpa ;
- passengers with a study permit or a post-graduation work permit, issued by Canada. They must be attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory. They must travel only to attend their study;
- passengers with an application for permanent residence. They must have a written notice issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
- members of the Canadian forces traveling on duty, and their immediate family members;
- more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/s4tbrc8 .
3. Passengers and airline crew must submit their information electronically, at most 72 hours before arrival, through the ArriveCAN app or the website https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html
4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/uuf5nntc .
- Test results issued in India are not accepted.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers younger than 5 years;
- passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 15 days and at most 180 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS.
5. Passengers must arrive at Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Halifax (YHZ), Montreal (YUL), Ottawa (YOW), Quebec (YQB), Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR) or Winnipeg (YWG).
- This does not apply to passengers arriving on direct flights from St. Pierre and Miquelon.
6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days; details can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist
- This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, and their accompanying children younger than 12 years. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech. More details can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada .
7. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 molecular test on day 1 and day 8 after arrival.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 15 days and at most 180 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS;
- residents of Point Roberts in Washington in the USA entering Canada to return to their place of residence;
- passengers who are members of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force traveling on duty;
- the COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 after arrival does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech. More details can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada ;
- more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y33jxz4f .
8. All travel restrictions may be prolonged as necessary for public health reasons.