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      Travel requirements are subject to change at short notice by the issuing government authority. As such, posting of the advisories below is not real-time and serve only as a guide. Please confirm your requirements directly with the offices/websites of your place of origin and destination.  

 

 

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.

 


General Requirements

MEDICAL DOCUMENTS

  • Recognized Proof of Vaccination
  • Negative COVID-19 Test (RT-PCR) Result conducted within 72 hours before the initial scheduled time of departure OR
  • Starting January 15, 2022, a 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 (App or online form) 72 hours prior to arriving in Canada

 


Quarantine Requirements
  • Qualified fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from quarantine and day-8 testing.
  • Travelers who don’t meet the requirements of a ‘fully vaccinated’ individual shall quarantine for 14 days.
  • A 14-day quarantine plan must be submitted via ArriveCAN along with the other travel and health documents.
 

 

  • 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)

Travel Restrictions

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
  • As of January 15, 2022: Who can Travel by Air Guide 
  • Click to know more about vaccinated travelers entering Canada
  • Click to know more about unvaccinated travelers entering Canada

Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Quarantine, Isolation and Other Obligations).

  • must follow new pre-entry testing before continuing their journey to Canada, and post-arrival requirements
  • Foreign nationals who have been in these countries within the period of 14 days will not be permitted entry into Canada.

 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

  MUST READ! Latest Government of Canada travel requirements for flying into the country:


IMPORTANT! Information from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) with respect to International Students coming to Canada (August 02, 2021)

  • Entering Canada for the purpose of studying at a designated learning institution is considered a nondiscretionary purpose of travel so long as studying is the primary purpose for seeking entry to Canada. As you know, this means that if the time between a student’s entry to Canada and the start date of their studies exceeds what would be considered a reasonable amount of time for that student to complete their 14-day quarantine (if applicable) and prepare themselves for beginning their studies (for example, move in to a residence), the primary purpose of travel may no longer be considered for study purposes and would therefore be deemed discretionary in nature. The CBSA has applied a 4-week timeframe to this interpretation.
  • The CBSA has been made aware that there have been a number of instances of students encountering significant challenges in making travel arrangements that meet this guideline due to the limited availability of flights. The CBSA would like to advise, effective immediately, students who are seeking to travel to Canada to study at a designated learning institution for the fall 2021 semester, and who are unable to book travel within the 4-week window, will be permitted to enter Canada, so long as they meet all other requirements.
  • Upcoming Changes: Should the current epidemiological situation remains stable in Canada, it is anticipated that additional changes to border measures will be implemented on September 7, 2021, including removing some travel restrictions and allowing discretionary travel for all foreign nationals who meet the criteria to be considered full vaccinated.
  • The CBSA guidance regarding the boarding of international students will be revisited on or around the time these changes are implemented to reflect the impacts of the new measures on international student travel.

Federal Vaccination Mandate – For Travelers departing Canada

 

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 
    • 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 
    • 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 
    • 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.


COVID-19 Health Requirements

Update as of December 10, 2021: On-Arrival COVID-19 Testing

- All travelers who are not considered fully vaccinated with a full series of a vaccine approved by the Government of Canada for the purpose of travel will be subject to testing on arrival.

- Travelers who are considered fully vaccinated will be subject to mandatory random on-arrival COVID-19 molecular testing.

- Please note that with the introduction of the Omicron variant, the percentage of travelers that will be tested upon arrival will be increased substantially. Therefore, you should expect to undergo testing at the airport.

- Please visit https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flyingcanada-checklist/covid-19-testing-travellers-coming-into-canada and select airport test provide to pre-register for your on-arrival test.

- View the On-Arrival COVID-19 Testing Poster 

- The following links can be used to pre-register for on-arrival tests. If you are travelling to an airport not on this list, please follow instructions from airport personnel and/or public health officials upon arrival to make arrangements for your on-arrival COVID-19 molecular test.


            List of airports and pre-registration links

Update as of December 09, 2021: Immediate Requirement to Quarantine for Certain Quarantine Exempt Travelers who have Traveled to Countries other than Canada or the United States within the past 14 days to Mitigate the Spread of the Omicron Variant

- Travelers who are normally exempt from quarantine under the Order who enters Canada required to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a suitable place in accordance set out in the order

- Read the complete mandate from the Public Health Agency of Canada 

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER TO PASSENGERS:

  • All travelers whose final destination is Canada must submit their information electronically through ArriveCAN before they board their flight or before arrival at a land border crossing.
  • Foreign nationals (Non-Canadian) must digitally submit their travel and contact information, 14 day travel history prior to arrival in Canada, quarantine plan, vaccine status, and a COVID-19 symptomself-assessment before their flight usinArriveCAN within 72 hours priorto arriving in Canada. Upon check-in, they must present their ArriveCAN receipt as proof of submission of all the required travel and health information. Canadian citizens,Permanent Residents, registered Indian under the Indian Act and travellers transiting through Canada are not required to submit the above information in ArriveCAN.
    • Fully vaccinated foreign nationals travelling to Canada for discretionary travel will be denied boarding if they do not input their information in ArriveCAN (unless they meet an exemption).
  • All travelers must use ArriveCAN or call the 1-833-641-0343 toll-free number to:
    • confirm they have arrived at their place of quarantine or isolation within 48 hours of entering Canada; and,
    • complete a daily COVID-19 symptom self-assessment during their 14-day quarantine period.
  • For general inquiries, basic troubleshooting and navigational support, travelers can call (from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET on statutory holidays):
    • From Canada or the U.S. at 1-833-283-07403 (toll-free)
    • From abroad at 613-954-8485
    • Using teletypewriter (TTY) at 1-800-465-7735 (Canada and the U.S. only)
  • Passengers who are unable to enter their information digitally in arriveCAN (due to traveller disability, a service disruption, natural disaster, lack of infrastructure or during the transition period) must fill out the Public Health Agency of Canada Traveler Contact Information Form. This version of the form should only be used starting at 00:01 EDT or 04:01 UTC on September 7, 2021, following the coming into force of the new Order-in-Council. 
  • Update to ArriveCAN Issue – Guidance to Travelers (September 13, 2021): Travelers who have selected a purpose of travel other than “discretionary/options travel by fully vaccinated foreign nationals” such as family reunification, will not receive the fully vaccinated indicator (“I” or “V”), unless they have uploaded two images of their vaccination evidence, in the case of a twodose vaccine series - an image of their vaccination for both dose 1 and dose 2. Travellers who have one document demonstrating they received both doses of a two dose vaccine are to upload the same image twice. Foreign nationals seeking to board a flight to Canada who are fully vaccinated but show an ArriveCAN receipt without an “I” or “V” should resubmit their ArriveCAN submission with two images of their vaccination certificate/record and select “discretionary/optional travel by fully vaccinated foreign national(s)” as the purpose of travel.
  • Effective October 30, 2021, all air passengers (12 years of age and older) flying on domestic, transborder or international flights departing from airports in Canada will be required to be fully vaccinated in order to travel. For travelers who are in the process of being vaccinated, there will be a short transition period until 30 November 2021 where they will be able to travel if they can show a valid COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of travel. By November 30, 2021, all travelers must be fully vaccinated, with very limited exceptions to address specific situations such as emergency travel, and those medically unable to be vaccinated.
  • MUST READ! Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federally regulated transportation employees and travelers

  • MUST READ! Federal Vaccination Mandate FAQs 

  • Effective September 07, 2021 (EDT), the CA government intends to open Canada’s border to any fully vaccinated discretionary traveler. To be considered fully vaccinated:

    • The traveller must have received the recommended dose of a COVID-19 vaccine accepted by Health Canada.

    • The last dosage must have been administered at least 14 days prior to entering Canada.

    • The traveller must submit their PVC digitally through ArriveCAN prior to boarding their flight or prior to arrival at a land border crossing.

    • The traveller is still required to have a paper or electronic copy of their PVC in English, French or a certified translation to share with the Border Services Officer.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers are still required to:

    • Have a pre-entry molecular COVID-19 negative test result taken within 72 hours of the scheduled departure or positive test result taken on a sample between 14 and 180 days before the scheduled departure. Antigen tests are not accepted.

    • Take a COVID-19 test on arrival, if and as directed

    • Have a valid quarantine plan in case the Border Services Officer deems them to be required to quarantine

    • Wear a mask during their air travel journey

    • Be asymptomatic

    • Follow any additional public health direction from officials, including wearing a mask in public for 14 days and keeping a list of contacts

  • Qualified Foreign Nationals must have a valid visa and are fully vaccinated with one of the four vaccines approved by Canada (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson); Once cleared by Canadian customs, they are exempt from quarantine and day-8 self-testing. However, they are still subject to random day-1 arrival testing selected and assigned by CBSA.

  • Foreign nationals (Non-Canadian) must digitally submit their travel and contact information,14 day travel history prior toarrival in Canada, quarantine plan, vaccine status, and aCOVID-19 symptom self-assessment before their flight using ArriveCAN within 72 hours prior to arriving inCanada. Upon check-in, they must present their ArriveCAN receipt as proof of submission of all the required travel and health information. Canadian citizens,Permanent Residents, registered Indian under the Indian Act and travellers transiting through Canada are not required to submit the above information in ArriveCAN.
  • Entering Canada - Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers:

All arriving passengers, aged five or older, including Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and persons registered as Indian under the Indian Act, traveling to Canada are required to: 

- Provide a written or electronic documentation showing they received a NEGATIVE molecular COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or RT-LAMP) conducted within 72 hours prior to their initial scheduled time of departure; or 
- A written or electronic documentation of a prior COVID positive test conducted between 11 – 180 days before the initial scheduled time of departure.

Proof of test must include the: traveler’s name and date of birth; name and address of the laboratory that administered the test; date the specimen was collected; test method used; and test result.

This health requirement along with other required documents must be presented upon check-in at the airport.  to comply with this requirement may result to non-acceptance to take the flight. Failure of Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents to comply with this requirement may also result to a $5,000 fine or criminal prosecution.

  • In addition, passengers shall also be required to: 
    • Take a COVID-19 test molecular test when they arrive in Canada before exiting the airport;
    • Take another COVID-19 test toward the end of their 14-day quarantine period (day-8)

Travelers who provide a proof of positive test result taken between 11-180 days before departure to Canada in lieu of a negative test will be exempt from testing upon arrival and during quarantine. They must still quarantine for 14 days at a suitable place of quarantine.

  • Travelers that meet the definition of being fully vaccinated are exempt from the obligation to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Canada, and re-test on day-8. These travelers must submit their vaccination status in ArriveCAN in order to take advantage of modified requirements upon arrival. To check if you qualify for the quarantine and testing exemptions, please visit the COVID-19 vaccinated travelers entering Canada webpage.
  • However, fully vaccinated passengers may still be subject to quarantine and testing if the border officer has determined that they do not qualify for the quarantine and testing exemptions. Passengers must be prepared to present a suitable quarantine plan and comply with other post-arrival requirements.

  • VACCINATED TRAVELERS 

-     Starting 11:59 pm ET on July 5, 2021: Exemptions for fully vaccinated travelers who meet specific conditions. You may qualify for certain exemptions to quarantine and testing requirements if you:

  1. are eligible to enter Canada
  2. are asymptomatic
  3. Have a quarantine plan
  4. Show evidence of a COVID-19 molecular test indicating that they received either a negative result for a test that was performed no more than 72 hours before the flight’s initial scheduled departure time, or a positive result for the test that was performed on a specimen collected at least 14 days and no more than 90 days before the flight’s initial scheduled departure time
  5. meet the Government of Canada requirements of fully vaccinated travelers
  6. meet all other entry requirements, including entering your information in ArriveCAN before arrival

-    Those who meet the requirements may be exempt from:

  • Quarantine
  • day-8 testing requirement

-     To be considered fully vaccinated, you must:

  • be eligible to enter Canada
  • have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines
  • have received your last dose at least 14 days prior to entering Canada
  • upload your proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN

-          Accepted vaccines:

  • Pfizer (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, AZD1222, Covishield)
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) - single dose

  -          Starting November 30, 2021, 03:01 AM EST, the following COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted by the Government of Canada for travel: 

  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C) Starting November 30
  • Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells) Starting November 30
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)
  • If you received your vaccines outside Canada, it’s still accepted but proof of vaccination must be uploaded digitally in ArriveCAN and must only be in French or English, or certified translation into French or English.
  • Travelers must retain a copy (paper or electronic) of their vaccination documentation and the originals of any certified translations for verification at the border and for 14 days following their entry to Canada.
  • Read: Information on COVID-19 vaccinated travelers entering Canada
  • Unaccompanied minors (below 19 years of age) and young persons must quarantine for 14 days at a suitable quarantine location.

Please ensure that there will be a guardian to meet UMs upon arrival at YVR or YYZ. UM (8-11) are not allowed to continue journey on Air Canada or WestJet. Young Passengers (YP, 12-18) are allowed to continue their journey to the final destination. UM/YP are not allowed to travel together due a YP cannot take care of UM.

 

These new regulations also cover travelers with connecting flights.

Any traveler who refuses to take a Covid-19 test upon arrival may be subject to a fine of up to $5,000

Violations of mandatory isolation or mandatory quarantine requirements or the Canadian Quarantine Act and may lead to up to six months in prison and/or up to $750,000 in fines. 

Willful or reckless violation of the Quarantine Act and Canadian regulations that results to a risk if imminent death or serious bodily harm to another person, including submission of false information regarding an individual’s quarantine plan, are punishable by a fine of up to $1,000,000 or up to three years imprisonment or both.  

Passengers may be denied boarding for failure to provide the required Covid-19 test result. Failure to comply with all Canadian travel the requirements, and knowingly and willfully making false or fraudulent statements, or concealing information, and any violation of the Canadian Quarantine Act are is subject to criminal penalties such as fines and/or imprisonment under Canada law.

 


  • The 72-hour window is based on the IATA filed Scheduled Time of Departure. Passengers must obtain valid test results within 72 hours of the original STD even if the flight is significantly delayed.
  • Please find the link to the latest Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) information on the types of accepted molecular tests on the Government of Canada website. Scroll down to the “Flight Requirement” section and click on “Types of accepted molecular tests” to see the list.
  • At this time, proof of having a vaccine will not replace a negative test result.
  • Exempted from this requirement are airline crew members (cargo and passenger flights) and children 5 years old and below. 
  • The PCR test will not replace the 14-day quarantine. All passengers must continue their 14-day isolation requirement.
  • Crew members are not allowed to leave the hotel premises unless it is time for their departure.
  • Passengers must be tested at a government-accredited COVID-19 health facility: https://doh.gov.ph/licensed-covid-19-testing-laboratories
  • Passengers can arrange for their RT-PCR Test through the PAL testing facility at Philippine Airlines Learning Center or with PAL Testing Partners: https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/ph/home/covid-19/DepartingFromThePH/PAL_COVID-19_TestingPartners
  • Passengers travelling from a country where PCR testing is unavailable, the passenger will, upon arrival, be required to go to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of their mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  • It is mandatory for all travelers flying to Canada to submit their COVID-related information digitally through ArriveCAN.  Use the ArriveCAN app or website to speed up your arrival process in Canada and spend less time with border and public health officers. 
  • All travelers must plan for their mandatory 14-day quarantine period, which starts on the date they arrive. Government of Canada representatives will conduct health screenings at the time of entry to Canada and let passengers know if they need to quarantine or isolate.
  • All air travelers are required to wear a non-medical mask, unless they have a medical certificate stating that they can’t wear one. Travelers could be fined up to $5,000.

 

VANCOUVER (YVR)

  • Passengers must pre-register their arrival test. Link to testing pre-registration: https://www.lifelabs.com/YVRtest
  • When you register, use the same email address you used for your ArriveCAN account. 
  • YVR QR Code 

                                                   

TORONTO (YYZ)

  • Effective Monday, February 1, 2021 at 12pm,  all arriving international and transborder passengers terminating in Toronto and those connecting to other locations within the Province of Ontario (e.g. Passengers flying from London Heathrow to Toronto and then onwards to Ottawa) will be required to test upon arrival at Toronto Pearson. Passengers connecting on the same day to other Canadian provinces and territories or international destinations are not required to test.
  • Passengers will be tested in the already established testing centers located on the arrival levels of Terminals 1 and 3.
  • Passengers must pre-register for testing in advance prior to their arrival into Toronto. This can be done at: https://www.switchhealth.ca/en/travel/pearson/.
  • Download the poster or Scan the QR Code to register:
  • Mandatory Testing poster 
  • QR Code
                                                               
  • As Canada transitions to its new requirements, passengers might experience potential delays or challenges as they proceed with their onward connecting flight.
    • Passengers may transit to the US or any other country and remain in a sterile area until they leave Canada. But in the event of a delayed inbound flight or delay on baggage delivery, passengers must follow the same quarantine requirements in the Canadian Order in Council the same as what is imposed to passengers landing in Canada.
    • If connecting domestically, you must undergo testing and hotel requirement in the city you arrive in.
    • Please be reminded that in the event of a delayed flight or cancellation, it is highly recommended that PAL passengers immediately rebook their onward flight. You may contact our Global Reservations Hotline +632 8855 8888 or 1-800-435-9725 to rebook your onward flight. Rebooking terms and conditions apply.
  • Calgary (YYC): No pre-registration available at this time, government officials will refer travelers to the testing area upon arrival.
  • Montreal-Trudeau (YUL): https://info.biron.ca/inscription-yul

Required Forms

  • Advance CBSA Declaration (December 18, 2021)  
  • ArriveCAN changes for Exempt Travelers (November 30, 2021):

    - November 30th release will include a Saved Traveler feature for Exempt and Non-Exempt travelers. This feature allows travellers to enter travel document and proof of vaccine (PVC) information once, to be reused on subsequent trips.

    - On November 30th, exempt travellers will need to upgrade the ArriveCAN APP.

    - Travelers with a reusable receipt will need to create a new reusable receipt to allow for collection of PVC information.

     - Read more about this Update

  • Update as of September 10, 2021: Passengers who are unable to enter their information digitally in arriveCAN due to a service disruption, natural disaster, inadequate infrastructure which has rendered it impossible for a willing traveler to submit their information, paper copies of a traveller’s proof of vaccination will be accepted. They must fill out the Public Health Agency of Canada Traveler Contact Information Form.  Click this link to download the form

  • please find attached the Public Health Agency of Canada Traveller Contact Information Form, to be used by those passengers who are unable to enter their information digitally in ArriveCAN (due to traveller disability, a service disruption, natural disaster, lack of infrastructure or during the transition period). This version of the form should only be used starting at 00:01 EDT or 04:01 UTC on September 7, 2021, following the coming into force of the new Order-in-Council provisions.

  • PH Bureau of Immigration (BOI) Declaration of acknowledging the risks involved in travelling. Click to download the BOI Declaration form.
  • Registration to PAL’s passenger contact tracing forms:

All passengers must register to the PAL Passenger Information Form as early as 24 hours before their flight. A separate form shall be filled out by passengers whose COVID-19 test will be taken with any of PAL’s Partner Laboratories, please register to PAL Laboratory Partner e-CIF as early as 5 days before departure.


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.


Travel Advisory

 

 

 




·         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: