CANPASS

Upcoming border changes

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel on the following dates if they meet specific criteria:

  • Effective : American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the United States, who meet specific criteria to qualify as fully vaccinated
  • (intended start date): All other foreign nationals who qualify as fully vaccinated

The 3-night hotel stopover requirement will be eliminated for all travellers arriving by air after 12:01 am ET on .

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CANPASS Corporate Aircraft and CANPASS Private Aircraft are programs that speed up border crossings for frequent, low-risk, pre-approved travellers from the United States into Canada.

Validity and cost

Program Fee Valid for
CANPASS - Corporate Aircraft Can$40 Five years
CANPASS - Private Aircraft Can$40 Five years

You must pay using Visa, MasterCard and American Express, or send a certified cheque or money order in Canadian funds payable to the Receiver General for Canada. Do not send cash.

Choose the mode of CANPASS that best suits you

There are two different CANPASS programs available to you.

The CANPASS Air and CANPASS Private Boats programs have been discontinued. Current members will be able to maintain privileges until their membership expires. Check to see if you are eligible to join NEXUS instead as it offers similar or even greater benefits when travelling across the Canada-U.S. border.

Other CBSA programs, such as CANPASS – Private Aircraft, CANPASS – Corporate Aircraft, and Remote Area Border Crossing (RABC) are not affected by this discontinuation.

CANPASS members who are also lawful permanent residents of the U.S. (Green Card holders) need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) when flying to or transiting through Canada. U.S. and Canadian citizens are exempted.

Be prepared: Apply for an eTA before you book your flight to Canada. Most applicants get approved within minutes. However, some applications can take several days to process so don’t wait until the last minute. Get help if you have questions before, during or after you apply.

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