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All passengers, especially those who booked through our Travel Agency partners, are required to provide updated contact information to avoid missing out on any important updates such as unwanted delays, cancellation and sudden travel rules and requirements of your destination. Here are the easy steps that you can follow:


1. Go to ‘Manage Booking 

2. Input your Booking reference and Last Name to retrieve your booking

3. Click 'Modify Travellers Details'

4. Update your mobile number, email address and click 'Continue'

 

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS OVERVIEW
Allowed Travelers
  • Canadian citizens (including dual citizens), people registered under the Indian Act, permanent residents of Canada, or protected persons (refugee status) are allowed to enter Canada.
  • Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be allowed enter Canada for discretionary travel.
  • Foreign nationals who don't qualify as fully vaccinated will only be allowed to enter in specific circumstances. 
  • With respect to air travel, as outlined in Interim Order Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, all persons (even those fully vaccinated) must wear a mask at the screening checkpoint, during the boarding process, in flight, while deplaning, and in the customs and border processing area. This includes wearing a mask in the arrival testing area or when interacting with a public health or border services officer. Exceptions are in place for those who: 
    • are less than two years of age; 
    • are at least two years of age but less than six years of age who are unable to tolerate 
    • wearing a mask; 
    • provide a medical certificate certifying that they are unable to wear a mask for a 
    • medical reason; 
    • are unconscious; and 
    • are unable to remove their mask without assistance.  

 


General Requirements

MEDICAL DOCUMENTS

  • Recognized Proof of Vaccination 
      • NOTE. A visual inspection may be conducted at the check-in counter if the PVC is prepared electronically (QR code generating) 
        • Very limited exemptions to vaccination will be allowed for travel within and out of Canada of which, passengers will be required to accomplish the following forms:
  • Negative COVID-19 Test (RT-PCR) Result conducted within seventy-two (72) hours before the initial scheduled time of departure; or 
    • EXEMPTION: The following travelers are no longer required to present a Negative COVID-19 Test result:  
      • Unvaccinated children 5 – 11 years of age accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or guardian
      • All fully vaccinated travelers
        • Effective February 28, 2022 at 12:01 a.m., travelers will now have the option to present a Negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Result or Negative Self-Administered Test (provided they are observed by an authorized entity, the results are verified, and the requirements noted above are followed) taken the day prior to their scheduled flight.  
  • Written or electronic documentation of a prior COVID positive test conducted between 11 - 180 days before the initial scheduled time of departure

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

  • Registration and submission of travel and health documents to ArriveCAN (Mobile App or online form) seventy-two (72) hours prior to arriving in Canada
    • Passengers are required to either show evidence of an ArriveCAN receipt that contains a six-character code or QR code which demonstrates fulfillment of their ArriveCAN obligation.

NOTE: All travelers bound for Canada are required to wear face masks as a safety precaution.

 


Quarantine Requirements
  • Fully vaccinated travelers will be randomly selected for arrival testing, and won’t be required to quarantine while awaiting their test result.
  • Unvaccinated children under twelve (12) years old, travelling with fully vaccinated adults, will continue to be exempt from quarantine, without any prescribed conditions limiting their activities; they no longer need to wait fourteen (14) days before attending school, camp or daycare.
  • Unvaccinated travellers eligible to enter Canada will continue to be required to test on arrival, on Day 8 and quarantine for fourteen (14) days.
 

 

  • As of January 01, 2021
           -            Extension of Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052:                               
              https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/extension-of-presidential-
              proclamations-10014-and-10052.html

Canada (YVR, YYZ)

(Please check latest updates from your country of destination)

Federal Vaccination Mandate – For Travelers departing Canada

Guidance to Operators & Exemptions (Federal Vaccine Mandate) 
 

Very limited exemptions to vaccination will be allowed for travel within and out of Canada, of which the following will be administered by operators:  

  • Medical inability to be vaccinated 
  • Essential medical services and treatment  
  • Sincere religious belief  
  • Emergency and urgent travel (including for urgent medical reasons)  

Other domestic travel in the national interest will be administered by Transport Canada.  

There will also be special accommodation for remote passengers so they can access essential services. The following requirements for exemptions will not apply to travel from remote airports. Remote passengers who are unvaccinated and do not have a valid-COVID 19 molecular test will be provided molecular self-test kits at specified gateway airports as an interim measure. For additional information regarding the management of passengers coming from and going to remote communities, and the list of gateway airports, please refer to the guidance documents provided on this subject. 
 

 

Update as of January 17, 2022 – Guidance for Travelers departing from Canada 

EXEMPTION C2022-003 - Aerodromes, Air Carriers and NAV Canada - Confirmatory Molecular COVID-19 Tests 
This exemption was effective on January 19, 2022, and remains in effect until January 28, 2022. 

  • With this exemption under the Federal Vaccination Mandate, a person who benefits from a medical/religious exemption and who receives a positive results for a Covid-19 test (other than a molecular test) does not need to also obtain a confirmatory Covid-19 molecular test result.
  • Air carriers are expected to put in a place a procedure that ensures that a person who benefits from a medical/religious exemption and who receives a positive result for a COVID19 test (other than a molecular test), is prohibited from accessing aerodrome property for a period of 10 days after the result was received or until the they are not exhibiting any of the symptoms. 

For more information, visit the www.travel.gc.ca website, that is updated on a regular basis: 

 

As announced by the Government of Canada, as of October 30, 2021, all travelers 12 years and 4 months of age and older that are departing a Canadian Airport, for travel within Canada or abroad, must be fully vaccinated in order to enter the restricted area of an airport and subsequently to board their flight, with limited exceptions.

 

To be considered fully vaccinated, you must have been vaccinated with one of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s approved vaccine regimens. Please refer to the following link: COVID-19 Vaccines: Authorized vaccines - Canada.ca for more information.

 

Proof of vaccination will be required during your travel journey, so be sure to have your documentation readily available. The documentation can be digital or in a paper form; however, you are encouraged to have a paper copy as a back-up to your digital proof. If you do not have proof of vaccination you risk being denied boarding.

Very limited exemptions to vaccination will be allowed for travel within and out of Canada, of which the following will be administered by operators:

  • Medical inability to be vaccinated (As of January 20, 2022) 
    • For travellers claiming a medical contraindication, the form must be signed by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner and indicate that the person seeking the exception cannot complete a COVID-19 vaccination regimen due to a medical condition. The license number of either the medical doctor or nurse practitioner must also be provided. This request must be made by the traveler 21 days in advance of the scheduled departure date. 
  • Essential medical services and treatment (As of January 20, 2022)                             
    •  For travelers claiming the need to travel for an essential medical service or appointment, the documentation must include: the signature of a medical doctor or nurse practitioner who is licensed to practice in Canada and their accompany licence numbers, the date and location of the appointment/essential service, the date on which the document was signed and an indication if an escort is required (if yes, the name and contact information of this person is required and the reason the accompaniment is required (e.g., the person is under 18 years of age, has a disability, or needs assistance communicating). This request must be made by the traveller 14 days in advance of the scheduled departure date.
  • Sincere religious belief (as of January 20, 2022)  
    • For travelers claiming a sincerely held religious belief, the form must be signed by a person appointed as a Commissioner of Oaths in Canada and must include a description of how the belief renders them unable to be vaccinated. This request must be made by the traveller 21 days in advance of the scheduled departure date.

Passengers will be responsible to submit to the airline a completed exemption form.

 

Passengers are required to carry the completed exemption form and proof of the airline’s acceptance/approval with them during their travel journey. As this documentation must be provided to the airline, multiple copies may be required depending on the specific airline’s requirements.

 

A high-level summary of information on exemptions for passengers will be located on this webpage:

COVID-19 Boarding flights, trains and cruise ships in Canada – Travel restrictions in Canada – Travel.gc.ca (administered by Health Canada and Treasury Board Secretariat).

 

Travelers who knowingly provide false or misleading information may be subject to a monetary penalty.

 

Please visit Canada’s Travel and Tourism Services and Information website for more details.

 

Read the Federal Vaccination Mandate (Effective October 30, 2021): https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2021/10/mandatory-covid-19-vaccination-requirements-for-federally-regulated-transportation-employees-and-travellers.html 

Effective October 30, air passengers departing from Canadian airports, travelers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, and travelers on non-essential passenger vessels on voyages of 24 hours or more, such as cruise ships, will need to be vaccinated. 

Effective October 30, travellers will need to be fully vaccinated in order to board. Specifically, the vaccination requirement will apply to all travellers 12 years of age and older who are: 

-  Air passengers flying on domestic, transborder or international flights departing from airports in Canada 

-  Rail passengers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains 

  

Other Requirements

  • Sea crew requirements:

-     Seafarers are exempted to pre-register a government-approved hotel provided that they directly proceed to their vessel upon arrival.

-     Valid Seaman's Visa

-     Seaman's Book

-     Original Copy of the Letter of Guarantee

 

 

Other Information

  • For the latest advice, information and resources, go to:

-      https://www.canada.ca

-      https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

-      https://www.iata.org/en/programs/covid-19-resources-guidelines/covid-gov-mitigation/

-      https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php

-      Link to the latest Government of Canada travel requirements for flying into the country - https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist

-      Pre-departure COVID-19 testing for all travelers coming to Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2020/12/pre-departure-covid-19-testing-and-negative-results-to-be-required-for-all-air-travellers-coming-to-canada.html

-      https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/philippines

  • Notice on CBSA’s Authority to collect advance passenger information:

-     The CBSA is authorized to collect advance arrival information (under subsection 107.1(1) of the Customs Act and paragraph 148(1)(d) of the IRPA), as well as advance departure information and exit records (section 93 of the Customs Act and section 11 of the EIR). The CBSA uses the prescribed information to identify persons who may pose a threat to Canada's safety or security. For travelers coming to Canada, these persons may be subject to investigation, and may undergo closer questioning or examination upon arrival. The CBSA also uses the prescribed information to validate, prior to departure, that all incoming air travelers hold a prescribed document to enter Canada or are exempt from that requirement, or are a prescribed person. For departing travelers, the CBSA will use advance exit information only to better identify high-risk persons and goods that depart, or intend to depart, Canada. CBSA entry and exit records may be shared with other government departments for immigration, social benefits or law enforcement purposes. All travelers may request a copy of the prescribed entry and exit information provided about them by making a request in writing to the CBSA. Travelers can obtain more information by consulting the API/PNR, IAPI and Air Exit programs website.


 




·         As of May 22, 2021

-          Pursuant to section 5.1 of the Aeronautics Act, the Minister of Transport is of the opinion it is necessary for aviation safety and the protection of the public, to prohibit the operations of aircraft involved in scheduled and non-scheduled international commercial air service from India or Pakistan, for the transport of passengers on an inbound flight to Canada. This prohibition further applies to operations of aircraft involved in private and charter air service.

Read the Press Release: Government of Canada extends quarantine measures and travel restrictions [PHAC - News Release - Border Beasures 2021-05-21.pdf]
A person or any person in class of persons who, in the opinion of the Chief Public Health Officer: