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General Travelling Requirements

Applicable to ALL travellers as of April 1, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. EST:

All travellers arriving to Canada by air must:
  • have a valid study permit or a port of entry letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit
  • have a valid letter of acceptance from a DLI with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory
  • have a Confirmation of Enrolment
    • NOTE: If you would like to obtain a Confirmation of Enrolment, please visit the Registrar's Office website, click "How to Request a Confirmation of Enrolment"; you must be registered in classes in order to obtain one 
  • have proof(s) that you have enough money to support yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada
  • have a clearly outlined quarantine plan for a minimum of 14 days
  • wear a mask at all times, wash and sanitize hands frequently, and practice physical distancing
  • Pre-entry tests are no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers may be randomly selected for arrival testing. Travellers selected are not required to quarantine while awaiting their test result.
  • use ArriveCAN mobile app:
    • Travellers must download the ArriveCAN mobile app (available for iOS or Android devices) and submit the required information within 72 hours before arriving in Canada.
    • The required information may include:
      • Travel information;
      • Contact information;
      • Quarantine plan (unless exempt);
      • Proof of vaccine, if applicable
      • COVID-19 symptoms self-assessment;
      • List of all countries a traveller visitied and/or stayed within the past 14 days prior to their arrival in Canada;
      • Result of all COVID-19 test taken within the past 14 days prior to their arrival in Canada (e.g., if three tests were taken, must submit ALL results whether it is positive or negative); and
      • Any other information maybe required via the ArriveCAN app
    • Travellers must be ready to show their ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada; a border services officer will verify that they have submitted their information digitally
  • complete Government of Canada's Self Checklist (highly recommended):

To view specific requirements with respect to your vaccination status, please visit the following page:

After your arrival

For 14 days following entry into Canada, you and any children aged 5 years and older who travelled with you must:

  • properly wear a well-constructed and well-fitting mask when in public spaces, both indoors and outdoors
  • maintain a list of all close contacts and locations you visit
  • keep copies of your proof of vaccination

Some federal rules after entering Canada are different from the provincial or territorial rules. In this case, you must follow the stricter rules.

Monitor for symptoms for 14 days after your arrival.

Additional Resources

ArriveCAN App

Use this mobile app to speed up your arrival process in Canada and spend less time with border and public health officers. Submit your information easily and securely using the app within 72 hours before arriving in Canada. 

The app helps you to:

  • provide mandatory information that's required for entry into Canada
  • reduce your wait time and points of contact at the border
  • provide the Government of Canada with voluntary updates on your quarantine compliance and the development of any symptoms during the 14 days after arriving in Canada

ArriveCAN is available for:

For more information on using the ArriveCAN app and to make sure you have the official version by reviewing the links above, please visit the Government of Canada website.

Questions or problems with the ArriveCAN app? Please contact:

Border Services

When the border services officer greets you, they look at several factors, including

  • your reason for travelling to Canada
  • your ability to complete all the mandatory COVID-19 requirements, unless you're exempt
  • your ability to comply with your approved DLI's COVID-19 readiness plan
    • This may include a 14-day quarantine period
  • proof that you have enough money to support yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada
  • whether you've completed an immigration medical examination if required and the results are still valid
  • the timing of your arrival
    • you should give yourself enough time before school starts, to
      • complete the mandatory COVID-19 requirements
      • meet any requirements in your approved DLI's COVID-19 readiness plan

A border services officer will make the final decision on whether you’re eligible to enter Canada when you arrive.