Date Updated

01/18/2022

  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • The Canadian government has defined “fully vaccinated travelers” as individuals who have received full doses (or a combination of doses that would amount to a full dose) of approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Janssen [Johnson & Johnson], Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN) at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. A traveler who has only received one dose of a twodose vaccine would not be considered “fully vaccinated”. The proof of vaccination must be in English or French or include a certified translation.

    • Negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of scheduled departure time to Canada for all travelers aged five or older. This requirement again includes travelers exiting Canada for less than 72 hours who must take the pre-arrival test in a country other than Canada.
    - Travelers from India must obtain a COVID-19 test from the Genestrings Laboratory in the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi within 18 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure, which can be booked at: https://www.newdelhiairport.in/ covid19-rtpcr-test-appointmentbooking.
    - To address the potential for residual positive tests, travelers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 can provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test collected between 14 to 180 days of their departure for Canada, instead of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours.

    • Fully vaccinated travelers, regardless of nationality, arriving by air from departure points other than the United States should expect to undergo onarrival testing.
    - Fully vaccinated travelers will be required to quarantine while they await the results of their on-arrival test, unless they have a connecting flight. For those with connecting flights within Canada, they will be tested at their first point of entry and will be required to self-isolate at their final destination until the result of the test comes back negative, or 14 days if they have a positive result.
    - Those entering Canada by transiting through the United States to Canada will not be exempt from the on-arrival testing requirements. Only those flying directly from the United States are exempt.

    • Travelers 12 and older departing from Canada via an airport (both domestic and international flights), on VIA RailRocky Mountaineer trains and on nonessential marine vessels such as cruise ships with voyages exceeding 24 hours, must show that they are fully vaccinated and must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure.
    - Limited and specific exceptions to the vaccination requirement include: medical inability to be vaccinated, traveling for essential or urgent medical services and treatment, sincere religious beliefs, emergency travel and other travel in the national interest.
    - Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and persons registered under the Indian Act can enter Canada if they are not fully vaccinated but are not allowed to travel beyond their point of entry within Canada on a connecting flight or by rail.
    - Foreign nationals who reside in Canada temporarily, and who entered Canada as unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, will be allowed to leave the country without being fully vaccinated up until February 28, 2022.

    • Travelers can expect that in the near future, testing at ports of entry in Canada will be adjusted based on the latest available evidence to further reduce the risk of importation of the Omicron and other potential variants.

    • Travelers on direct flights from Morocco must have:
    - Proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of scheduled departure which is documented in the Moroccan COVID-19 PCR Test Certificate issued by the Moroccan government; or
    - Proof of a positive COVID-19 test result taken within 14 and 180 days prior to departure for Canada.
    - Additionally, travelers who have been in Morocco for more than 14 days and have been infected while in Morocco must provide proof of a positive COVID-19 PCR test in the Moroccan COVID-19 PCR Test Certificate issued by the Moroccan government. Travelers who were infected prior to arrival in Morocco must provide proof of previous infection from another country prior to arrival.

    • Non-compliance with the above vaccination requirements could result in fines of up to CAD 5,000 for air travelers and up to CAD 250,000 for marine travelers. Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • Negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of scheduled departure time to Canada for all travelers aged five or older. This requirement again includes travelers exiting Canada for less than 72 hours who must take the pre-arrival test in a country other than Canada.
    - Travelers from India must obtain a COVID-19 test from the Genestrings Laboratory in the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi within 18 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure, which can be booked at: https://www.newdelhiairport.in/co vid19-rtpcr-test-appointmentbooking.
    - To address the potential for residual positive tests, travelers who have previously tested positive for COVID19 can provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test collected between 14 to 180 days of their departure for Canada, instead of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours.

    • Unvaccinated travelers who have a right of entry to Canada will be tested on arrival and on day eight after arrival. Those arriving by air will be required to stay in a designated quarantine facility or other suitable location while they await the result of their on-arrival test.

    • Travelers on direct flights from Morocco must have:
    - Proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of scheduled departure which is documented in the Moroccan COVID19 PCR Test Certificate issued by the Moroccan government; or
    - Proof of a positive COVID-19 test result taken within 14 and 180 days prior to departure for Canada.
    - Additionally, travelers who have been in Morocco for more than 14 days and have been infected while in Morocco must provide proof of a positive COVID-19 PCR test in the Moroccan COVID-19 PCR Test Certificate issued by the Moroccan government. Travelers who were infected prior to arrival in Morocco must provide proof of previous infection from another country prior to arrival.

    • Travelers can expect that in the near future, testing at ports of entry in Canada will be adjusted based on the latest available evidence to further reduce the risk of importation of the Omicron and other potential variants. Quarantine Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • Travelers who are fully vaccinated are only subject to self-isolation while awaiting on-arrival test results. Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • 14-day enforced quarantine upon entry to Canada, applicable to all incoming travelers with limited exceptions.
    - Persons determined by the Chief Public Health Office to be providing an essential service may be deemed exempt.
    - Unvaccinated children under the age of 18 traveling with fully vaccinated adults are exempt from quarantine requirements. However, for the first 14 days after arrival the child must not: attend school, camp, team sports or daycare; attend settings where they may have contact with high-risk individuals (e.g., long-term care facility), including people who are immunocompromised, regardless of that person’s vaccination status or public health measures; travel on crowded public transportation that does not ensure physical distancing and masking; or attend large crowded settings, indoors or outdoors, such as amusement parks or sponrting events.


  • • Inland Case Processing Centres are operating with lower staffing levels, which has increased processing times. Travel Restrictions Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • Travelers who have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days can enter Canada.

    • All incoming international passenger flights can land at: Abbotsford (YXX), Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Halifax (YHZ), Hamilton (YHM), Kelowna (YLW), Montreal (YUL), Ottawa (YOW), Quebec City (YQB), Regina (YQR), Saskatoon (YXE), St. John´s (YYT), Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Toronto Billy Bishop (YTZ), Vancouver (YVR), Victoria (YYJ), Waterloo (YKF) and Winnipeg (YWG) airports. Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • Travelers who are not fully vaccinated are prohibited from entry to Canada if entering for a "non-essential" purpose, defined as tourism, entertainment, or recreation (and which also includes a wider range of "non-essential" reasons).

    • The current entry ban for travelers who are not fully vaccinated may not apply to asymptomatic:
    - Canadian citizens, their immediate family members and certain extended family members;
    - Canadian permanent residents, their immediate family members and certain extended family members;
    - Children under the age of 18 traveling to reunite with an immediate or extended family member who is either fully vaccinated or a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person registered under the Indian Act.
    - Workers in agricultural or food processing: holding a valid work permit for a specific employer or a valid open work permit; or who received a positive decision from IRCC (documented by a letter of introduction) on a work permit application but whose work permit has not yet been issued. The foreign national's trip must not be discretionary or optional (travelers should be able to provide proof of their valid work permit and those holding an open work permit should carry a current, valid job offer from their employer to prove that their travel is nondiscretionary, unless falling under the category of immediate family members of Canadian temporary residents seeking to reside in Canada);
    - Foreign nationals without work authorization but intending to work and perform specific duties, if arriving directly from the United States;
    - Foreign nationals approved for permanent residence, residing outside of Canada who have not yet landed to become permanent residents;
    - Foreign diplomats and their immediate family members;
    - Flight and marine crews; and
    - Other various protected persons.

    • All incoming international passenger flights can land at: Abbotsford (YXX), Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Halifax (YHZ), Hamilton (YHM), Kelowna (YLW), Montreal (YUL), Ottawa (YOW), Quebec City (YQB), Regina (YQR), Saskatoon (YXE), St. John´s (YYT), Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Toronto Billy Bishop (YTZ), Vancouver (YVR), Victoria (YYJ), Waterloo (YKF) and Winnipeg (YWG) airports.
  • Service are available.
  • Services are avaialble.
  • - Children can go to school. Your school will provide you with more information


  • • The province of Quebec has become the first province in the country to impose a curfew in its efforts to control the spread and quell the second wave.

    • Under the new rules, an overnight curfew will be put in place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning on January until 8 February.

    • People will not be allowed out of their homes during those hours unless they are going to work or for medical reasons.

    • All grocery stores and corner stores will be required to close at 7:30 p.m. to respect the curfew.

    • Gas stations will be allowed to stay open longer, and Pharmacies will also be allowed under the new rules to remain open after 8 p.m.

    • Lockdown measures for non-essential businesses will remain in place until 8 Febraury with curbside pick-up allowed.

    • Bars and restaurants can only provide take-out and delivery services.

    • Gyms and entertainment venues are to remain closed.

    • Churches and other places of worship have been ordered to close.

    • All schools are open for in-person classes.

    • Outdoor individual pursuits such as skiing, cross country skiing, jogging, going for walks, and skating will be allowed.

    • Those disobeying the curfew could face fines ranging between $1,000 and $6,000.


  • • Transportation is available.

    • All air and rail passengers, including those traveling to or within Canada, are requried to wear appropriate face covering upon boarding.
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Vancouver, BC: Virtual only
    • Toronto, ON: Yes, both

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Vancouver, BC: Yes
    • Toronto, ON: Yes

    Freight Availability/Cost
    Normal Operations; cost varies depending on origin/destination

    Road Availability
    • Vancouver, BC: yes
    • Toronto, ON: yes

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • Vancouver, BC: yes, with client representative.
    • Toronto, ON: yes, with client representative.

Entry Restrictions

Entry Prohibited

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