Latest travel restrictions you should know while travelling to Canada post Covid-19


Canada travel restrictions: All passengers 12 and older arriving from Canadian airports, as well as those traveling on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer railways, will be required to be completely vaccinated.


Non-fully vaccinated travelers can travel provided they show a successful COVID-19 molecular test after 72 hours of travel as an alternative to confirming full immunization during a brief transition phase.

Travel restrictions for Canada

The following are the latest November COVID-19 traveling updates:

As per Canada travel restrictions: People who have been fully vaccinated with the Sinopharm, Sinovac, or COVAXIN vaccinations will be regarded fully immunized for admission into Canada as of November 30.

According to authorities of the Canadian press release, these vaccinations have previously been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Emergency Use Listing (EUL). Sinopharm, Sinovac, and COVAXIN will join the existing database of COVID-19 antibodies authorized by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson.


As of November 30, 2021, certain fully vaccinated individuals who leave and re-enter Canada 72 hours after departing are exempt from producing a pre-entry COVID-19 molecular analysis result.

This relief is available only to trips that begin and end in Canada and are obtained by fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, legal residents, or persons registered under the Government of India act.


However, those who depart and re-enter by land or air and can prove that they have been apart from Canada for the same or less than 72 hours. According to this language, holders of a student visa or a work visa will not be qualified for this exception.

Canada travel restrictions: Canada will further limit entrance to completely vaccinated people beginning January 15, 2022, cutting the number of excluded groups. Certain visitors who are now free from vaccination requirements will be required to be immunized.

Travelers must be completely vaccinated to visit if they fall into any of the following categories:

  • Relatives of Canadian citizens, legal residents, and those registered under the Indian Act (nonvaccinated kids under the age of 18 will continue to be exempt)
  • International students must be at least 18 years old.
  • Volunteer athletes, as well as pro athletes and their support personnel
  • People with a valid work visa, particularly seasonal foreign employees and members in the International Experience Canada (IEC) program; and most vital service operators.

In Canada, evidence of COVID-19 vaccine is now required for domestic flights and VIA Rail train services: Since October 30. Evidence of immunization has been required on domestic travel, VIA Rail railways, and Canadian cruise liners within Canada.

Canada is expanding its international airport network by adding eight new airports: Eight more Canadian terminals will begin admitting Global flights on November 30. it includes  Saskatoon, Kelowna, Hamilton, Waterloo, Regina, Abbotsford, and Victoria’s as a major airport.

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Canada welcomes properly immunized visitors from all countries:

Since September 7, 2021, completely vaccinated non-essential visitors from all nations have been allowed to visit Canada. Even for the completely vaccinated, there are still unforgettable travel requirements:

  1. COVID-19 pre-arrival test:

All travelers must still have a pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test (antigen tests, also known as “quick tests,” are not recognized). This check must be performed within 72 hours after arrival at the Canadian border by passengers coming across the border with the United States. This check must be taken within 72 hours before the scheduled flight for airline passengers.


  1. COVID-19 on-arrival test:

For completely vaccinated passengers, a new randomized testing regime is being implemented. Only completely vaccinated passengers who are randomly chosen will be required to take an on-arrival COVID-19 check. All unimmunized vaccinated visitors will be subjected to an on-arrival check.

  1. The necessary hotel stay for airline passengers has come to an end:

Air travelers are no longer need/required to stay in a government-approved hotel while awaiting results of their on-arrival COVID-19 check. This is true for all visitors from all nations. Airline passengers who are unvaccinated or only immunized may move directly to their quarantine location. The quarantine will not apply to fully vaccinated airline passengers.

  1. Kids under 12:

Kids under the age of 12 visiting with fully vaccinated families. They will be allowed to enter Canada and are free from quarantine regulations. One must adhere to certain restrictions, such as skipping universities, camps, and day-care centers.

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