Latest update: September 26, 2022

Canada ends all COVID-19 travel and border measures

September 26, 2022: Canada will remove all COVID-19 border and travel measures effective October 1, 2022

The Canadian government has confirmed that all COVID-19 border and travel measures will end, effective October 1, 2022. Effective October 1, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

  • provide proof of vaccination — this means unvaccinated travellers can enter Canada;
  • submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app;
  • undergo pre-arrival or on-arrival COVID-19 testing;
  • carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;
  • undergo health checks for travel on air and rail;
  • wear masks on planes and trains; or
  • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.

The Government of Canada decided to end COVID-19 border measures based on a number of factors, including modelling that indicates Canada has passed the peaks of the Omicron waves, Canada’s high rates of vaccination, lower hospitalization and death rates, availability of booster shots, rapid tests, and treatments for COVID-19.

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An end to our COVID-19 Travel Updates?

This webpage was first published on March 11, 2020. Since launching the page, it has been viewed nearly 1 million times, providing crucial updates on travel and immigration for those impacted by the pandemic around the world. We’re optimistic that with Canada’s decision to end COVID-19 border and travel measures this may be our final update.

Of course, as we’ve learned over the past few years, COVID-19 is unpredictable. If Canada’s regulations do change in the future, we will be here to bring you timely, objective, and well-sourced updates. But… let’s hope that isn’t necessary.

Thank you for trusting us to bring you objective and accurate information throughout the turbulent months of the pandemic over the past three years.

Are you planning travel to Canada? Make sure you have proper health insurance coverage for your stay. Explore your health insurance options with our partner, Cigna. Get started today with a free quote!