Requirements to Enter Canada

All are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six months of your trip. To find out if you need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), complete the questionnaire on the Visit Canada page.

For US citizens traveling on an US passport (land, air, or sea) or an US passport card (land or sea) you are not required to have either a visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).

COVID-19 Travel Requirements

COVID-19 Requirements to be able to enter Canada as of October 12, 2021:

  • No sign or symptoms of COVID-19 (if you have symptoms of COVID-19, you will not be allowed into Canada).
  • You must be fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca, and/or Johnson & Johnson). If you have recovered from COVID-19, you are still required to be full vaccinated.
  • You have received your last dose at least 14 days prior to the day you enter Canada (ex: if your last dose was anytime on Wednesday September 1st, then Thursday, September 16th would be the first day that you meet the 14-day condition)
  • You are required to upload your proof of vaccination into the ArriveCAN app within 72 hours before you travel.
  • All travelers 5 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, must have a negative COVID-19 molecular test result within 72 hours before arrival to Canada. Rapid antigen tests will not be accepted. If you do not have a valid test, you will not be allowed into Canada
  • You must meet all other entry requirements (for example, current passport, visa, if required).

Checklist items to have with you for assessment by a Border Services Officer:

  • Your original proof of vaccination
  • Pre-entry test results
  • ArriveCAN receipt with uploaded proofs of vaccination – 2 images for 2 doses
  • Other travel documents (passport, itineraries, etc.)

Due to changing requirements the Government of Canada COVID-19 page will have the most current information about entering the country.