Pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water w.e.f. mid-night (April 1, 2022). However, a lot of travellers still have confusion regarding current requirements or exemptions for traveling to Canada. So, this article enlists travel requirements for non-exempted travellers.
Following are the mandatory requirements for all the travellers including Visitors, Tourists and Foreign Workers
- Upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCan mobile app or on computer. Click here for list of approved vaccines by Canada.
- Enter your quarantine plan and travel information in ArriveCan. All the fully vaccinated travellers need the quarantine plan just in case you are directed to isolate on-arrival.
- On arrival randomized COVID test. This means that you might be selected by airport authorities to get tested after arriving in Canada. However, you can travel to your destination without waiting for the test result.
Furthermore, to get an ArriveCAN receipt, then submit your travel and quarantine plan information within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada.
Also, if you recovered from COVID recently, still you need to be fully vaccinated with approved vaccines to enter Canada. Otherwise, you will be denied entry to Canada. However, you will be exempt from on arrival randomized testing.
In addition to above mentioned requirements, international students 18 years of age or older need to bring following while travelling to Canada.
- a valid study permit, or a port of entry letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit
- a valid letter of acceptance from the DLI you’re enrolled in
- proof that you have enough money to support yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada
If you’re a minor student (under 18 years of age), then you don’t have to qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller. So, Minor children need a valid passport or travel document to come to Canada, but they may not need a study permit.
Exemptions For Foreign Workers
You don’t need to prove that you are fully vaccinated, if you have job in one of the following categories:
- Managers in agriculture (NOC 0821) or Managers in horticulture (NOC 0822)
- Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers—retail and wholesale (NOC 6331)
- Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC 8252)
- Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services (NOC 8255)
- General farm workers (NOC 8431) or Nursery and greenhouse workers (NOC 8432) or Harvesting labourers (NOC 8611)
- Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing (NOC 9461)
- Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers (NOC 9462)
- Fish and seafood plant workers (NOC 9463) or Labourers in food and beverage processing (NOC 9617) or Labourers in fish and seafood processing (NOC 9618)
- Marine crew member
- If, you’ll deliver cells, blood and blood products, tissues, organs or other body parts that are needed for patient care in Canada or you may be delivering, maintaining, installing or repairing medical devices or equipment.
List of vaccines approved by Canada
- AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD – 2 Doses
- Bharat Biotech (Covaxin) – 2 Doses
- Janssen/Johnson & Johnson – 1 Doses
- Moderna (Spikevax) – 2 Doses
- Novavax (Nuvaxovid, Covovax) – 2 Doses
- Pfizer-BioNTech – 2 Doses
- Sinopharm – 2 Doses
- Sinovac – 2 Doses