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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Update

We have provided  information on COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for travellers TO CANADA and for travellers WITHIN CANADA ever since the first lockdowns began in March 2020.

>The information listed below is accurate as of  Monday March 29th, 2022:
Most provinces and territories have ended requirment of proof of vaccination and the use of vacine passports/QR codes

Please call TransCanadaHighway.com at 403-245-2194 if you become aware of any updates and/or errors. (We are not affiliated with –nor funded by– any governments)

April 8, 2022 – British Columbia ends mas mandate and QR Code

April 4, 2022 – Yukon ends vaccination requirement for most venues

April 1, 2022, Canada no longer requires pre-entry tests for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water.

March 18, 2022 – Yukon ends masks  requirement in indoor public spaces and COVID-19 vaccination

March 14, 2022Newfoundland businesses and organizations are no longer required to check a person’s COVID-19 vaccination record

March 12, 2022 – Quebec ends  the vaccination passport  requirement

March 1, 2022 – Alberta ends Mask Mandate,  Manitoba ends its QR code requirement

February 28, 2022 – Saskatchewan ends proof of vacvination program; New Brunswick and PEI end  proof of vaccination for most businesses and venues

Feb 9, 2022 – Alberta ends QR Code requirement to access restaurants and venues

January 7, 2022 – Yukon has also implemented a vaccine passport

January 1 – Quebec announced 10pm to 5 am curfew

December 6 – stricter arrival rules for international travelers because of Omicron variant

July 30 – New Brunswick ends border restrictions for Canadians (see below, right column)

August 7 Manitoba no longer requires full/double-vaccinated individuals to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival in province.

August 9  – Canadian borders open  for double-vaccinated Americans (see below, left column)

Interprovincial Borders opening up for double-vaccinated Canadians

The Atlantic provinces require certain visitors to pre-register some, as far as 5 days in advance of planned travel, SEE BELOW), and travellers to Nunavut must first get authorization. Also, the Northwest Territories still bars most leisure travellers.

However, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba and the territories still require some inter-provincial travellers to quarantine.

The rest of Canada can skip quarantine in the Atlantic provinces if fully vaccinated or, in the case of New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, have at least one dose. (PEI’s exemption for vaccinated travellers doesn’t kick in until Sunday, July 18).

Fully vaccinated travellers can also skip quarantine in Manitoba and the territories.

Manitoba, Yukon and the Atlantic provinces also exempt from quarantine unvaccinated children under 12 — if all their vaccinated guardians meet the exemption requirement. In Nova Scotia, the rule applies to unvaccinated children ages 18 and younger.

Nov 2021 – All provinces now have a QR Code for verification of double-vaccination status.

Some provinces may require that QR Code be shown as proof the gain entry into a province, and all provinces now require the QR code to be provided to enter restaurants, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and sports facilities. The strictness and range of covered establishments will vary by province.

Travel into Canada

Starting April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water.

See latest update for international arrivals, with links, self-evaluation for entry eligibility, and about the MANDATORY ArriveCAN app (or website) for all arrivals by air, sea, or land.

Travel Into Canada: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions loosening

Travel into Canada  has many carriers now adding or re-starting air connections to countries they typically serve.

Canadian Government page for travellers during COVID-19 Outbreak

As of September 7, 2021

The government plans to reopen Canada’s borders to fully vaccinated travellers from the rest of the world on Sept. 7. But that is still subject to change if Canada gets hit with a serious fourth wave of COVID-19.

Those vaccinated with the Russian and Chinese COVID vaccines, which are not approved by Health Canada, are NOT expected be eligible for travel into Canada.

Americans Welcome Back to Canada

 

Travel Within Canada: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions loosening

Travel Within Canada is now still limited, with many carriers limiting or temporarily ceasing air connections and reducing passenger numbers on flights to improve Social Distancing. We have listed provincial restrictions and guidelines from East to West.

Authorities are guided by (a) their Health officials and (b) common sense, which can change from day to day.

RECOMMENDED: Plan your travel itinerary to minimize stops for gas, and meals on your trip home

COVID-19 travel updates

Newfoundland & Labrador (NL travel info)

All travellers are permitted to enter Newfoundland and Labrador. Effective February 28, 2022, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador does not require you to self-isolate or get tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, or complete the Travel Form.

Effective March 14, 2022, businesses and organizations are no longer required to check a person’s COVID-19 vaccination record for access to their venue or space.

Nova Scotia (NS travel info)

As of February 14, all border restrictions for domestic travellers to Nova Scotia are lifted. People travelling from other Canadian provinces and territories no longer need to isolate when they arrive in Nova Scotia. They no longer complete a form.

PEI (PEI travel info)

Non-Residents Travelling to PEI:  Prince Edward Island no longer requires proof of vaccination to enter the province or access business, organizations and events. Other public health measures remain in effect.
Isolation upon entry is not required, but travelers must:

  • stop at the point of entry
  • answer any questions asked by a public health official
  • be tested on entry
  • self test at days 2 and 4 with antigen tests provided at the point of entry
  • isolate and go to a testing clinic to be tested if COVID-19 symptoms develop

New Brunswick (NB Travel Info)

Effective March 14, 2022, New Brunswick has  lifted the proof of vaccination requirement on Monday.

Other Provinces

Quebec (QU travel info)

There are no preventive isolation measures for people arriving from other Canadian provinces. However, non-essential travel should be avoided.

Quebec’s vaccination passport ended March 12

Ontario (ON travel info)

There are currently no restrictions on travel to Ontario from other provinces or territories.

No more Vaccine passport (QR code) requirement to dine in Ontario

Manitoba (MB travel info)

Manitoba’s proof of vaccination requirements are over.

Starting March 1: immunization cards and QR codes will no longer be mandatory to get into places like restaurants and entertainment venues.

Saskatchewan (SK travel info)

February 28, 2022: Saskatchewan has ended its Proof of Vaccination program.

Saskatchewan will end its vaccine passport policy on Monday, Feb. 14.

Alberta (AB travel info)

On Feb 9, 2022. Alberta has ended its proof of vaccination requirement.
on March 1, end of mask mandates

British Columbia (BC travel info)

April 8, 2022, the proof of vaccination requirement for people attending certain social and recreational settings and event ended 

March 11,  2022   B.C. is dropping its mask mandateand the vaccine pass requirement

The Territories

Because of limited medical facilities within their jurisdictions, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut have imposed VERY STRICT travel restrictions into their jurisdictions. All non-essential travel into the territories and the north are prohibited.

Yukon

As of January 7, 2022, Yukon has also implemented a vaccine passport for certain services within the territory, including restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, movie theatres, gyms, and personal service establishments.

As of April 4, 2022, COVID-19 vaccination will continue to be required for employees, contractors and volunteers working in high-risk settings in the Yukon.