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Risk Ratings  

    LOW MEDICAL RISK for Canada
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Canada

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Very Low -

Health and security constraints to business operations are broadly similar to pre-COVID-19.

The medical systems are at similar operating levels to pre-COVID-19, and the authorities are able to respond to medical and security threats as before. BCP should include response for potential COVID-19 disruption as standard within existing operational planning and clear escalatory indicators.

RestrictionsInboundEntry rules:

A) Inbound travel for foreign nationals (including Mexico, US, and EU/EEA/Schengen nationals): Entry for foreign nationals on non-essential travel is not permitted. Foreign nationals must fulfill strict requirements to be granted entry for essential purposes and abide by all testing, tracking and quarantine requirements.

B) Inbound travel for COVID-19 variant areas: Passengers from Brazil, South Africa and the UK will be subject to secondary screening and enhanced measures. Entry for foreign nationals on non-essential travel is not permitted. Foreign nationals must fulfill strict requirements to be granted entry for essential purposes and abide by all testing, tracking and quarantine requirements.

C) Border closures: The borders are closed to all foreign travellers on non-essential travel. Canadian citizens and permanent residents and their immediate family members, as well as diplomats and consular officials, are exempt from the entry ban. However, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days. All inbound international flights will be rerouted through Calgary (Alberta province), Montreal (Quebec province), Toronto (Ontario province) or Vancouver (British Columbia province). Air travellers entering into Canada must book a three-day mandatory hotel stopover at a government approved location. More information and ways to book can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice/mandatory-hotel-stay-air-travellers/list-government-authorized-hotels-booking.html

To further strengthen measures already in place, and based on public health advice provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Minister of Transport is expanding the scope of the flight restrictions made under the Aeronautics Act.
The restrictions have been expanded to include the following flights to Canada which will also be required to land at the four Canadian airports noted above:
- Scheduled commercial passenger flights from the US, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America;
- International business / private passenger flights from all countries; and
- International charter passenger flights from all countries.
- Flights from Saint-Pierre-et Miquelon and cargo-only international flights will still be exempt from this new requirement.
- These changes, implemented through a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), remain in effect until further notice.
The government of Canada continues to work closely with the airline industry and airports to implement the changes.

The Canada-US land border will remain closed to non-essential travel until 21 July. However, foreign travellers and US citizens on essential travel may enter Canada via air and land border crossings. Critical infrastructure, essential services and economic supply chain are not affected by the border closure. If eligible to enter the country, you must have a plan to quarantine for 14 days when you arrive in Canada, including a place to stay, how you will get to your destination, get your groceries and access essential services and medical care. This plan is mandatory, even if you have no symptoms. If you do not have a plan, you should not travel to Canada as you may not be allowed to enter the country. A border services officer will determine if you can enter the country.
The government has established exemptions to border restrictions for compassionate reasons, such as visiting critically ill loved ones or attending a funeral, as well as to allow entry for extended family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
(Ends 21 July 2021)
Testing requirements:

A) Who needs to test?
All travellers five years of age or older, regardless of citizenship, must provide proof of a negative laboratory test result for COVID-19 to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. Failure to do so will mean an automatic denial of boarding by the airline operating the flight to Canada.

B) Type of test and number of hours:
The test must be performed using one of two types of COVID-19 tests – either a molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) – and must be conducted within 72 hours of the traveller’s scheduled departure to Canada.

Travellers entering by land are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of entry. Travellers who try to enter without proof of a negative test can face a fine of up to $3,000 or criminal prosecution.
Effective April 23, 2021, the Day-10 test has changed to Day-8 for travellers entering Canada by land or air. If you arrived in Canada before April 23, you must still take your test on Day 10 of your quarantine.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements:

Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorised to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine, unless exempted under the Quarantine Act.

Air travellers must quarantine at a designated hotel for three days at their own expense, which can exceed C$ 2,000 (US$1,562) - then at home for the remainder of the 14-day period if requirements are met (below).

Travellers will be required to take a second mandatory PCR test upon arrival and then quarantine at the designated hotel. Upon a negative test result, travellers will be able to quarantine at home for the remainder of their 14-day quarantine, and will take a third PCR test on the eighth day of their quarantine. Those presenting a positive result upon arrival will have to quarantine at a government facility. Travellers must monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and submit information electronically through ArriveCAN. If symptoms develop, even if mild, or a positive test for COVID-19 is received once in Canada, travellers are advised to contact local public health authorities.
(Until further notice)
Passenger locator forms/declarations:

All travellers entering Canada from land or air must present their ArriveCAN receipt, proof of negative test results and quarantine plans upon arrival. Travellers can access ArriveCAN here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html#a3. Once travellers arrive in Canada, Canada Border Services officers will question and observe them for any indication that they may be ill. These travellers will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) officials for further assessment, screening and questioning. Officers will apply great scrutiny to travellers’ quarantine plans while ensuring that they are admissible to Canada. PHAC works closely with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and provincial law enforcement agencies to verify the compliance of returning travellers.
Air travellers whose final destination is Canada and travellers entering through land border will be required to submit their information electronically through ArriveCAN before they board their flight. Travellers must be ready to show their ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada, those who do not submit the required information digitally through the ArriveCAN before boarding their flight may face fines of up to $1,000. Travellers must also input information digitally regarding their post-arrival plan for quarantine. More information here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2020/11/government-of-canada-announces-new-mandatory-requirements-for-travellers-to-canada.html
(Until further notice)

Entry requirements for essential travel: To be eligible to travel to Canada as a foreign national, you must meet the requirements for one of the following:
- an immediate family member of a Canadian citizen, person registered under Canada’s Indian Act or permanent resident who is staying in Canada for 15 days or more
- Immediate family members staying for less than 15 days must be travelling for a non-discretionary purpose.
- an extended family member of a Canadian citizen, person registered under Canada’s Indian Act or permanent resident who is staying in Canada for 15 days or more
- a person who is authorized by the Public Health Agency of Canada to travel to Canada for compassionate reasons
- a person who’s participating in an International Single-Sport Event (ISSE)
- all other foreign nationals must be travelling directly from the US for a non-discretionary purpose OR otherwise exempt from the travel restrictions AND be travelling for a non-discretionary purpose.
(Until further notice)
Persons transiting Canada are exempt from the test and quarantine requirements.

Travellers transiting through Canada to Alaska state must enter Canada at one of the five identified CBSA ports of entry: Abbotsford-Huntingdon, Kingsgate, Osoyoos (all British Columbia province), Coutts (Alberta province) and North Portal (Saskatchewan province). In-transit travellers must have a 'hang tag' issued by the authorities attached to their rear view mirror for the duration of their travel and are limited to using the most direct route. Before leaving Canada, travellers should report their exit to the nearest CBSA port of entry.
(Until further notice)
Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island provinces have created the 'Atlantic bubble', in which travel restrictions within these regions were eased. However, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador have temporarily suspended their integration in the atlantic travel bubble. Non-essential travellers that are not residents of Prince Edward Island will be denied entry. Those on essential travel will be permitted entry but must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Anyone arriving to Newfoundland and Labrador is required to self-isolate.
(Until further notice)
Pleasure crafts and cruise vessels are prohibited in all Canadian waters until 28 February 2022.
(Ends 28 February 2022)
OutboundLand border crossings between Canada and the US are closed to non-essential travel, such as tourism and recreational activities.
(Ends 21 July 2021)
Internal / DomesticAlberta

• Restrictions vary by region and are based on the number of COVID-19 cases in the region. More information can be found here: https://www.alberta.ca/maps/covid-19-status-map.htm
• Social distancing and masks are required in public.
• International travellers are required to follow the federal governments requirements, including test and quarantine requirements.
• The ArriveCan form can be found here: https://arrivecan.cbsa-asfc.cloud-nuage.canada.ca/splash
• Travellers arriving from the Coutts land border crossing must submit their quaratine plan through the ArriveCan app. Travellers will be tested at the border and given a self-testing kit to use on the tenth day of quarantine. The traveller must quarantine for 14 days and administer the second test on the tenth day. If the traveller has no symptoms and the second test result is negative, the quarantine can end.
• Travel between provinces should be only for essential reasons.
• Violations of the public health order can result in fines. 
• Out-of-town visitors cannot stay in other people's homes while these restrictions are in place, regardless of where they are coming from.
• Exemptions to the travel restrictions can be found here: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-travel-advice.aspx
(Until further notice)
British Columbia
• International travellers are required by law to quarantine for 14 days, and must complete the ArriveCan form detailing their isolation plan. All arriving travellers experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition must also self-quarantine for 14 days.
• All air passengers over five years of age are required to test negative for COVID-19 prior to traveling to Canada. Even if the traveller has a negative test result, travellers arriving in Canada are still required to quarantine for 14 days.
• The ArriveCan form can be found here: https://arrivecan.cbsa-asfc.cloud-nuage.canada.ca/splash
• Travel between provinces should be only for essential reasons. However, there is no quarantine required if your are entering British Columbia from another province.
• Ferries are operating at a reduced capacity and with a limited schedule. Masks are required for everyone over the age of two.
• Social distancing and masks are required in public. In Vancouver, masks are mandatory on Translink Buses and Skytrains. Businesses can require the use of masks.
• Transiting British Columbia to Alaska state (US) for an essential reason is allowed only by entering through the Abbotsford-Huntingdon, Kingsgate or Osoyoos ports.
• Recreational travel is allowed, but still only within the province's three regional health zones.
• The state of emergency has been extended until 22 June.
(Ends 22 June 2021)
• Travellers coming to Manitoba province are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Individuals are encouraged to get tested upon arrival. Even if results are negative, a 14-day quarantine must be completed. Fully vaccinated individuals are exempt from the quarantine. This applies to fully vaccinated individuals arriving in the province from other parts of Canada.
• Out-of-province workers arriving in Manitoba are required to self-isolate for 14 days unless they are not displaying any symptoms and are providing a vital service. This includes healthcare workers, police officers, national defence officers and construction or maintenance workers. Please see full exemptions here: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/orders/index.html#current.
• All travellers are strongly advised to get two COVID-19 tests: one on the day of arrival, and another on the tenth day after arriving in Manitoba regardless of whether or not they are displaying symptoms, and whether they are visiting Manitoba or are returning from out of the country.
• Travel north of the 53rd parallel is not permitted. Exemptions include Manitobans who live in that region, employees of critical businesses, government officials and healthcare providers.
• Social distancing and masks are required in all indoor public locations. Public transport and mass private transport (taxis, etc.) may still operate if appropriate social distancing can be maintained.
• Face masks covering the nose and mouth are required in all indoor public spaces. Exceptions to this order apply to those under the age of five, those with certain medical conditions and those who are not able to put on or remove a face mask without assistance.
• The state remains in the 'red' level of restrictions until 26 June. There is a limit on gatherings and business capacity. More information about the reopening plan can be found here: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html#provinciallevel
(Ends 26 June 2021)
New Brunswick
• New Brunswick has temporarily exited the 'Atlantic bubble', which eases travel restrictions between Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador provinces.
• Travel into New Brunswick is only allowed for essential purposes including work, medical reasons, child custody or compassionate reasons approved by the Public Health Authorities, or for obtaining essential supplies for the Pointe-a-la-Croix and Listuguj First nations (both Quebec province). Canadian residents who own property in the province or who have family members (parents, children, siblings, grandchildren, grandparents, significant other) residing in New Brunswick will no longer be permitted to enter the province.
• Travellers entering New Brunswick from outside the Atlantic provinces must have a confirmation from the New Brunswick Travel Registration Program (www.gnb.ca/travelregistration). This should be completed at least five days before travelling to the province.
• Certain travellers entering New Brunswick from outside the province must self-isolate for 14 days in a hotel, unless exempt. This applies to all leisure and non-essential travellers, every person approved to move to New Brunswick and all business travellers who are not rotational workers, truckers, or commuters. Truckers and commuters will undergo a mandatory home-isolation. All travellers will be screened at points of entry along the Quebec border, and be asked for proof of providence or residency. Travellers should travel with required documents. Quarantine measures are also in place for those travelling for work purposes. Residents returning to the province or a non-resident travelling to New Brunswick for work must complete a 14-day work isolation. Additional information can be found here: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19/self_isolation.html The exemptions to this is as follows.
• No isolation or testing will be required for individuals from the Atlantic provines or Canadian residents with at least one does of a COVID-19 vaccine travelling to New Brunswick. Unvaccinated Canadian residents travelling to New Brunswick from outside the Atlantic provinces, or Avignon or Témiscouata in Quebec, will be permitted to enter the province. They will be required to isolate and take a COVID-19 test between days five and seven before they can discontinue isolation
• Travellers who have to use the road and ferry to travel to and from Iles-de-la-Madeleine must now fill out a form (https://www.tourismeilesdelamadeleine.com/en/getting-to-the-islands/) to be allowed to cross New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. No isolation or testing will be required for individuals from the Atlantic provines or Canadian residents with at least one does of a COVID-19 vaccine travelling to New Brunswick.
• Unnecessary travel to New Brunswick is limited and police officers are authorised to turn people away. To see exemptions to those who do not need to self-isolate for 14 days upon arriving in New Brunswick, please visit: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19/travel.html
(Until further notice)
Newfoundland and Labrador
• Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island provinces created the 'Atlantic bubble'. Travel restrictions within these regions have been eased. However, Newfoundland and Labrador has temporarily exited the 'Atlantic bubble' but plans to re-enter it on 23 June.
• Entry to the province is restricted to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador or another Atlantic province, essential workers, residents of Saint Pierre and Miquelon requiring health care and exemptions approved by health authorities. Prior to travel to the province, check the travel advisory to confirm your reason for travel is part of the exemptions: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/individuals-and-households/travel-advice-2/
• All travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. They must also complete a travel declaration form within 30 days of arrival. The form can be found here: https://travel-declaration.nlchi.nl.ca/
• Visitors from provinces outside the 'bubble' may visit only with an exemption approval from the Public Health Agency. They will be required to self-isolate for two weeks, after which they will be able to travel throughout the Atlantic region.
• When entering the territory, residents will need to produce two forms of government-issued identification. One must have a home address on it. All visitors must also complete the Travel Declaration Form.
• Exempted travellers who have been granted permission to enter the province must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
• Rotational workers from Newfoundland and Labrador returning from jobs outside the province will need to be tested three times during their first two weeks of return. The first test occurs upon arrival. Workers may start to self-isolate with family members once they receive a negative result. They must isolate themselves from family members until the first negative test is received. The second test must be conducted seven days after arrival. If negative and workers are asymptomatic, they may enter public spaces, except long-term care homes, and interact with other permitted close contacts. The third test must be taken 11 days after arrival. If negative, they may end their modified self-isolation after 14 days of quarantine.
• Labrador Marine ferry services have capacity limits. More information can be found here: https://www.gov.nl.ca/ti/ferryservices/
• Newfoundland and Labrador are at an Alert Level 2. Restrictions on activities at those alerts levels can be found here: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/
(Until further notice)
Northwest Territories
• The Northwest Territories have restricted entry for non-residents.
• Travellers must prove that they have a place to self-isolate and avoid contact with others for 14 days. Those who do not have a place to stay or if a household member is in the high-risk group, can stay in one of the NWT’s four isolation centres in Fort Smith, Inuvik, Hay River and Yellowknife. More information can be found here: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/services/isolation-centres
• Northwest Territories residents have to fill out a form at least 24 hours before entering Nunavut. The form can be found here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/efb9196c2b0a4571854a4418f0818f63
• Fully vaccinated individuals and household members are eligible for shortened self-isolation. For more information see https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/self-isolation-vaccinated-individuals
• Face masks are mandatory in indoor places in most communities.
• Travellers coming from Nunavut or Yukon may apply for a self-isolation exemption. More information can be found here: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/non-residents
• See the following website for information about applying for a compassionate, family reunification or other exceptional circumstance exemption to travel: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/services/applying-travel-exemption
(Until further notice)
Nova Scotia
• ​Non-essential trips to and from Nova Scotia are prohibited unless the traveller is a permanent resident of Nova Scotia or travelling for essential purposes. Travellers will be required to fill out a digital check-in form prior to travel. All Nova Scotians are to avoid non-essential travel outside their immediate communities.
• All travellers entering Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Those entering the province on a regular basis for work or school may receive a pass from border officials that exempts them from the quarantine.
• Travellers coming from New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island for work, school, childcare or essential veterinary services must follow certain protocols which can be found here: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/COVID-19-Protocol-for-NS-NB-PEI-travel.pdf
• Every adult (18 or older) and post-secondary student travelling into Nova Scotia from outside Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, or PEI needs to complete a Nova Scotia Safe Check-in Form (self-declaration) before they travel to the province, unless they are exempt from self-isolation. This includes Nova Scotia residents (18 or older) who have travelled outside Nova Scotia or PEI and are returning to the province. The form can be found here: https://travel-declaration.novascotia.ca/en
• Residents who live in the Atlantic travel bubble entering into Nova Scotia must provide a government-issued identification card, driver's licence, passport or a utility bill or bank statement that shows their permanent home address. They do not need to fill out the form.
• Guidelines for exemptions from self-isolation are found here: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/restrictions-and-guidance/#self-isolation-requirements
• Masks are mandatory in most public spaces. Children under two years old are exempt.
• People who must adhere to the 14-day quarantine include: those waiting for COVID-19 test results, those with positive tests, those who have been in close contact with a person who tested positive, those who have been told to do so by a public health official and those returning from outside PEI and Nova Scotia (even without symptoms).
• Nova Scotia residents are advised to avoid non-essential travel to the city of Edmundston and the surrounding communities in New Brunswick.
• Further details on restrictions can be found here: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210427003 The fine for violating such restrictions is 2,000 CAD.
(Until further notice)
• Entry for non-residents is restricted. Residents who wish to fly back to Nunavut must first self-isolate in either the capital Ottawa, Edmonton (Alberta province), Winnipeg (Manitoba province) or Yellowknife (Northwest Territories) and get approval from the Chief Public Health Officer to return home. Check-in days for the isolation locations in Ottawa are Monday through Thursday, Monday through Friday in Winnipeg and Edmonton and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for Yellowknife.
• Travellers seeking to enter Nunavut must fill out an Isolation Reservation Request form (https://gov.nu.ca/sites/default/files/isolation_reservation_request_form_eng_0.pdf) and submit it to nuisolationreservations@nunavutcare.ca. Seven days prior to the isolation check-in date, travellers must fill out a pre-isolation check-in form (https://gov.nu.ca/sites/default/files/pre-isolation_check-in_form_v1.pdf) and submit it to the aforementioned email.
• Travellers coming from the North West Territories Common Travel Area before the suspension of the common area can return to Nunavut without completing a 14 day isolation period but must write to cphotravelrequests@gov.nu.ca, fill out and submit a declaration form (https://gov.nu.ca/sites/default/files/common_travel_area_declaration_form_-_eng.pdf) between two and seven days prior to their scheduled flight to Nunavut. Travellers will then be given a letter of approval by the Chief of Public Health, which they will have to present prior to boarding the airplane to Nunavut.
• Fully vaccinated individuals can apply for an exemption to the test and quarantine requirements by completing a 'Vaccinated Traveller Declaration Form' and emailing it to vaccineexemptions@gov.nu.ca. Unvaccinated critical workers are required to provide a written permission from the Nunavut CPHO to be permitted entry into the province. The traveller will still need to isolate in the terriroty for 14 days, but is permitted to go to work during that duration. More information can be found here: https://gov.nu.ca/health/information/travel-and-isolation
• A Common Travel Area has been established between Nunavut and Churchill (Manitoba province) exempting travellers from isolation as long as the travellers have not been outside the Common Area for two weeks prior and during their travel to Churchill or Nunavut. Travellers must still complete the Common Area Traveller's Declaration Form (https://gov.nu.ca/sites/default/files/common_travel_area_declaration_form_-_eng.pdf) and must still submit a request to cphotravelrequests@gov.nu.ca prior to arrival.
• Travel in and out of Arviat will continue to be restricted.
(Until further notice)
• Ontario's regions were previously categorised under levels of the reopening framework by phases. The province is in Step 1. More information can be found here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions
• Face masks are mandatory in public indoor spaces when physical distancing is not possible, as well as on all public transport.
• People are advised to maintain social distancing of six feet (two metres) from other people not from the same household or social circle.
• International arrivals to Ontario must quarantine for 14 days. Travellers arriving at Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) must follow federal travel advisories.
• Travel from Manitoba and Quebec provinces is now permitted for non-essential purposes.
• Out-of-province travel is strongly discouraged unless essential. Individuals who must travel are strongly advised to self-isolate for 14 days when arriving in or returning to Ontario.
(Until further notice)
Prince Edward Island
• Travellers to Prince Edward Island (PEI) must seek approval prior to travel. Those approved for entry must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival; residents returning from travel are also required to self-isolate but do not need approval.
• Anyone entering or returning to PEI must self-isolate for 14 days. Exemptions apply those who must conduct same-day travel for essential purposes and those dropping off or picking up school students.
• Anyone who has been in Nova Scotia province in the past week with a same-day travel self-isolation exemption, regardless of symptoms, should be tested on days four and eight following their return to PEI (if not already on a routine PEI testing schedule).
• Passengers arriving at Charlottetown Airport (YYG) will receive rapid tests upon arrival, but must still fulfill other testing and isolation requirements.
• Visitors seeking pre-approval for travel must apply on the provincial government’s website and ensure a physical copy is with them before entering the province. For application instructions, please see the link here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/justice-and-public-safety/pre-travel-approval-process
(Until further notice)
• The risk level map can be found here: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/progressive-regional-alert-and-intervention-system/map-of-covid-19-alert-levels-by-region/.
• Quebec has opened up travel within the province, except to Nunavik and Cree Territory of James Bay. Only residents or people travelling for medical or humanitarian reasons can enter these two regions.
• Officials recommend limiting trips between regions. Police checkpoints remain in place in Nunavik and Cree Territory of James Bay to limit non-essential travel into the territories. All travellers entering Cree Territory of James Bay must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
• Individuals intending to enter Nunavik should apply for authorisation 72 hours or more prior departure. The application form can be found here: https://nunavik.canvas.kc-c.ca/ntaa. All travellers entering Nunavik must quarantine for 14 days before or after their arrival. A COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours is mandatory, as is a second test on the seventh day after arrival in Nunavik.
• Travellers entering the territories of Caniapiscau RCM, Minganie RCM, Gulf of St Lawrence RCM and the indigenous communities of the North Shore and coming from an orange or red zone outside of Quebec must have two COVID-19 tests. The first is conducted when the visitor arrives and the second is done seven days after arrival. Isolation is requested between tests. Limiting social interactions for 14 days after arrival is suggested.
• The use of face masks is in mandatory on public transit and in all enclosed or partially enclosed public places for people aged ten and over. Fines for not wearing face coverings when in public are possible.
• All travellers will continue to be screened at airports and at points of entry along the Quebec border, and will be asked for proof of province of residence.
• A form is required for travellers who have to use the road and ferry to travel to and from Iles-de-la-Madeleine. This form allows the traveller to cross New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island provinces. The form can be found here: https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/adm/min/securite-publique/publications-adm/formulaires/autodeclaration_iles-de-la-madeleine_MSP_a_compter_26_juin_v2_EN.pdf?1592416426
(Until further notice)
• Saskatchewan province does not have self-isolation requirements for those returning from interprovincial travel, but requires international travellers entering the province to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for two weeks.
• Face mask is required in all indoor public spaces.

(Until further notice)
• Yukon territory reopened its borders to other provinces. Anyone entering the province that is not fully vaccinated must self-isolate for 14 days in Whitehorse. Fully vaccinated travellers (two weeks past final dose) that received their doses outside of British Columbia or Yukon must submit proof of their vaccination status on the following site: https://sft.gov.yk.ca/filedrop/vaccination-verification?message=You%20can%20ignore%20this%20section.&subject=COVID-19%20proof%20of%20vaccination Air and international travellers are subject to all Canada's federal regulations.
• Essential workers who left Yukon to perform their duties and residents of British Columbia-Yukon border areas such as Atlin, Fire Side, Fraser Jade City, Lower Post and Pleasant Camp and have not travelled outside of the BC border areas or Yukon in the last 14 days are exempt from self-isolation.
• It is mandatory to wear a face mask in Yukon airport and all indoor public spaces.
(Until Further Notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsPrince Edward Island (PEI) plans to permit travel into the province from those within the Atlantic provinces beginning on 23 June. Eligible travellers must have at least one dose of a vaccine and are required to seek approval.
(Until further notice)
Both Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador plan to lift the 14-day quarantine period for individuals coming from the Atlantic provinces.
(until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


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Risks to travellers remain LOW. Stringent security measures at airports and land-border crossings into the US may cause occasional travel disruption. The country's military engagement in Iraq and its support for the US-led war on terrorism make it a potential target for Islamist extremist attacks. Following additional financing to bolster law-enforcement capacity, several terrorist plots have been thwarted and arrests on related charges have been made in recent years.

Domestic terrorism is not a major security threat. However, home-grown extremism remains a concern. A fatal gun attack by an alleged extremist in October 2014 around the parliament building in Ottawa highlighted the potential for lone-wolf attacks on government targets. Other targets include official US or Israeli interests, as well as locations associated with the Jewish communities in Toronto and Montréal or infrastructure points such as major road bridges connecting Canada and the US.

The crime risk is low, though petty street crime can be a problem, especially in low-income neighbourhoods of major cities.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Canada
Hepatitis AMany travel health professionals recommend
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Hepatitis BRecommended for health care workers and anyone
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Routine Vaccinations

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