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Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

Please ensure to meet the requirements outlined on the General Travelling Requirements page, along with the below requirements.


The Government of Canada announced exemptions for fully vaccinated travellers who meet specific conditions. 

You may qualify for certain exemptions to quarantine and testing requirements, if you:

Those who meet the requirements may be exempt from:

  • quarantine
  • day-8 testing requirement

Travel restrictions on who can enter Canada remain in place.

Determine if you are fully vaccinated

To be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received the full series of a vaccine - or a combination of vaccines - accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. 

Vaccines received outside of Canada are still accepted. You must provide proof of vaccination(s) via ArriveCAN and must only be in English or French, or certified translation into English or French.

For the list of accepted vaccines, please visit the Government of Canada website for more information.

Proof of Vaccine

If you are considered as a fully vaccinated traveller, you must provide a proof of vaccine through ArriveCAN prior to your departure, as well as present a physical copy to a government representative at the port of entry. Proof of vaccine must be kept for at least 14-days upon your arrival in Canada.

Proof of vaccine may include the following information:

  • Traveller's information (e.g., name, date of birth, etc.)
  • Type of vaccine
  • Vaccine administeration date
  • Location of vaccine administration
  • Person the vaccine was administered by
  • Any other information may be required

Please ensure to have your proof of vaccine written in English or French; if not, have a certified translation.

Quarantine Plan

As a traveller, you must demonstrate that you have a suitable plan for quarantine for a minimum of 14 days, even if you are fully vaccinated.

  • You are expected to make these plans, within your own means, before travelling to Canada
  • Foreign nationals who do not have a suitable plan may be denied entry to Canada

Final determination is made by a government representative at the border based on the information presented at the time of entry into Canada. Therefore, you must be prepared to quarantine for 14 days, in case you:

  • are symptomatic
  • do not meet the requirements

If you do not meet the requirements, you will be asked to follow the instructions provided by the government representative.

Upon entering to Canada, you will need to confirm you have a suitable place to quarantine where you:

  • stay for 14 days or possibly longer
  • have access to the necessities of life, including water, food, medication and heat, without leaving quarantine
  • can avoid contact with others who did not travel with you
  • have no visits from family or guests

You must submit your quarantine plan via ArriveCAN.

To assess whether your plan is likely to be considered suitable, please complete COVID-19: Assess your quarantine plan.

For more information on quarantine, please visit the Government of Canada website.


If you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to quarantine on campus. However, you must notify UR International Student Services ( at least 7 business days prior to your planned departure date so we may ensure your safe arrival to Canada.