This document provides an evergreen assessment of the situation in Canada. It has the following sections:
1. Travel-Related Measures: A summary of the travel and tourism-related measures in place in each province and
territory. Current travel restrictions and self-isolation requirements are also available on Destination Canada’s
2. Methodological Notes: An explanation of the methodologies in the different sections and relevant sources.
1. TRAVEL-RELATED MEASURES
Please consult the Government of Canada website for the latest federal travel requirements: https://travel.gc.ca/travelcovid. Below is a summary of recent updates to federal travel requirements and advice:
As of December 21, pre-arrival testing is required for all travellers entering Canada, regardless of the length of
trip. In addition, all fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents,
may be subject to arrival testing. Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to quarantine while they await the
results of their arrival test.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is advising travellers, regardless of their vaccination status, to avoid nonessential travel internationally.
Travellers aged 12 years and older, with very limited exceptions, are required to show their Canadian COVID-19
proof of vaccination to depart from Canadian airports, on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, and on nonessential passenger vessels (e.g. cruise ships) on voyages of 24 hours or more departing from ports in Canada.
To qualify as fully vaccinated, travellers must have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine (or a
full series of a combination of accepted vaccines), with the last dose at least 14 full days prior to the date of travel.
In addition to federal government travel requirements, individual provinces and territories have implemented measures on
travel between provinces and territories. The table below outlines self-isolation requirements for domestic and foreign
travellers entering into each province or territory, as well as restrictions on travel across provincial and territorial borders.
Tracking these measures is challenging given the fluid nature of COVID-19. This information, collected by provincial and
territorial tourism marketing authorities and relevant tourism departments, is current as of January 13, 2022