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Canada Travel Restrictions

24.1 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
71.69% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 71.11% last week
Most visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Canada.

Canada entry details and exceptions

The travel restrictions do not apply to Canadian citizens,Permanent residents,Extended family members include those in a long-term, exclusive dating relationship and their dependent children, plus adult children, grandchildren, siblings, and grandparents under certain conditions,Foreign nationals for compassionate reasons in specific and limited situations, including to say goodbye to a loved one, to provide care for a loved one, or to attend a funeral.

Foreign nationals arriving directly from the US for a non-discretionary purpose,Indians under the Indian Act, International students approved by a provincial or territorial government as having a COVID-19 readiness plan will be allowed to enter Canada.


Outgoing travel to CanadaTravelling from the United Kingdom to Canada

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Canada.

Details and exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.

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Compassionate entry for travellers and limited release from quarantine

Foreign nationals traveling without an advance written approval for an exemption of a border restriction may be denied entry into Canada.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Canada

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) and children under the age of 10 are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Canada will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

The isolation period can be shortened

After 5 days of quarantine at the earliest, travelers can get a PCR or antigen test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Details and exceptions

Travelers arriving in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland who have been in the Red Listed countries in the last 10 days are required to book and pay for a Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel. On arrival, they must quarantine for 10 days at a government quarantine hotel and take 2 COVID-19 tests during the quarantine. Travelers going to Wales should follow rules from their designated ports of entry in England or Scotland.

People who were vaccinated in the UK do not have to quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


FAQs

  • Most visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Canada but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 14 days

  • Travellers from from the United Kingdom are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travellers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces.

  • Open with restrictions

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