Canada Expands Restrictions to International Travel

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Updates

Be ready for new measures when you return to Canada by both land and air!

For travellers arriving to Canada by land, as of February 15, 2021, all travellers, with some exceptions, are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken in the United States within 72 hours of pre-arrival, or a positive test taken 14 to 90 days prior to arrival.

As of February 22, in addition to a pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test, two more tests will be required (with some exceptions):

  • the 1st upon arrival and
  • the 2nd near the end of the 14-day quarantine

As of February 22, 2021, all travellers, whether arriving by land or air will be required to submit their travel and contact information, including a suitable quarantine plan, electronically via ArriveCAN before crossing the border or boarding a flight.

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Molecular: having something to do with molecules

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