Travellers Entering Canada Fully Vaccinated

by Nathan Couvillon

As per the Public Health Agency of Canada’s announcement, beginning July 5, 2021 at 12h01 AM EDT, fully vaccinated travelers will not be required to quarantine or complete a day-8 test. In addition, fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel to await their on-arrival test result.

COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada – Travel restrictions in Canada –

To be considered fully vaccinated, a traveller must have received the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada.  Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by:

  • Pfizer
  • Moderna
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

Travellers must provide proof of vaccination in English or French (or a certified translation). Travellers can receive their vaccine in any country.

To be eligible for these exemptions, fully vaccinated travellers must still meet the pre-entry and on-arrival testing requirements, be asymptomatic, submit all required COVID-19 information electronically into ArriveCAN prior to travel to Canada, have a paper or digital copy of their proof of vaccination, and have a suitable quarantine plan.


Providing proof of your result

You must present an accepted test result (paper or electronic proof) which must include:

  • Traveller name and date of birth
  • Name and civic address of the laboratory/clinic/facility that administered the test
  • The date on which the test was conducted
  • The type of test conducted
  • The test result


For travellers who are not fully vaccinated, there are no changes to Canada’s current border measures. They must continue to adhere to the current testing and federal quarantine requirements, which have been effective in reducing importation and transmission of COVID-19 and variants in Canada, and provide COVID-19-related information electronically through ArriveCAN before arriving in Canada.

Employers who provide accommodations to TFWs are required to house quarantining workers in accommodations that are separate from those not subject to quarantine including workers who meet the vaccine requirements. This may require finding alternate accommodations (e.g., a hotel) if this requirement cannot be met.

If a worker becomes symptomatic at any time, the employer is required to provide immediate accommodations that enable the worker to isolate from others. This accommodation needs to include a private bedroom and private bathroom.

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