“Covid is Real – Stop the Spread”

The Canadian government has built an app called “ArriveCAN”.   It allows returning Canadians and other travellers entering the country to follow a very strict Safety protocol to prevent the spread of the Covid Virus.

ArriveCAN is available as a mobile android or ios app, and online: download the ArriveCAN app or access ArriveCAN online here

All individuals entering Canada regardless of mode, are required to use ArriveCan.  We strongly recommend you download the app and use it.

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Prior to arriving in Canada

Travellers are required to submit the following information through ArriveCAN before they board their flight or before arrival at a land border crossing:

  • travel and contact information
  • quarantine plan
  • COVID-19 symptom self-assessment
  • if travelling by air, provide the trip reference code for your hotel quarantine reservation

Once you submit your information through ArriveCAN a receipt will be displayed and emailed to you.

Upon arrival in Canada

When you arrive in Canada, you will be required to show your ArriveCAN receipt to a Canadian border services officer. You can show your ArriveCAN receipt via the following methods:

  • the app
  • as a screenshot
  • your email
  • a printout

After you arrive in Canada

The day after you arrive in Canada, you must submit the following information via ArriveCAN:

  • confirm you’ve arrived at a government-authorized hotel or the address you provided for your quarantine or isolation location; and,
  • complete a daily COVID-19 self-assessment until the end of your quarantine period or until you report symptoms.

Be careful.  Be safe.  Get vaccinated as soon as practicable.  Stop the spread of Covid.  Its our duty and responsibility to help protect the ones we love.

As of July 5th, 11:59 p.m – pumpkin time, the Canadian government has eased the entry rules for returning Canadians who have been “fully vaccinated”.  This includes those who have had the full regiment of doses of: Moderna; Astra Zeneca; Pfizer; the mixing of the vaccines; and the one shot Johnson and Johnson.  

Fully vaccinated Canadians still have to do all of the extra testing when entering the country (including the non-sensical pre test you need within three days of arriving at the border).  You will not have to be tested after entering the country, and there is no quarantine.  

For all travellers – including non-fully-vaccinated Canadians, the US/Canada border remains closed save and except very restrictive entry conditions.