COVID-19: Canadians, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples
Canadian citizens, permanent residents and persons registered as Indians under the Indian Act continue to enter Canada by right, and are subject to COVID-19 measures.
Current border measures in place
Fully vaccinated travellers
Canadians, permanent residents, and persons registered under the Indian Act should be aware that COVID-19 border and health measures continue to apply upon their return to Canada, regardless of their vaccination status.
Visit the vaccinated travellers entering Canada for more information.
Travellers who do not qualify as fully vaccinated
There are no changes to COVID-19 border and health requirements for travellers who are not fully vaccinated. They must:
- quarantine, unless exempt
- meet all testing requirements (pre‑entry, on arrival and on day 8), unless exempt
- submit mandatory travel, contact and quarantine information in ArriveCAN up to 72 hours before arrival
Travelling outside of Canada
If you must travel, you should be fully vaccinated by completing a COVID-19 Health Canada approved vaccine series at least 15 days before travelling. Anyone who is unvaccinated should continue to avoid non-essential travel to all destinations.
Regardless of your vaccination status, you should stay informed of COVID-19 activity at your destination. Protect yourself from exposure by wearing a mask, washing your hands and maintaining physical distancing where possible.
Entry and exit requirements
Most countries have special entry and exit requirements due to COVID-19. Before travelling, confirm what these are in both your place of departure and your destination. Consider your transit points, as transit rules are in place in many destinations. This could disrupt your travel.
Consult Travel Advice and Advisories for the latest guidance on travel to specific countries.
Travel to the United States
For specific questions about United States (U.S.) entry and health requirements, contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Foreign national family members and loved ones
If your foreign national family members and loved ones wish to travel to Canada, please consult:
Temporary import of U.S.-plated vehicles into Canada
If you entered Canada with a U.S.-plated vehicle at or after 12 am ET on , after a maximum of 30 days, you must have either paid duties and taxes on the vehicle to permanently import it or have exported it.
Extensions may apply in exceptional circumstances, as specified in the Temporary Importation of Conveyances by Residents of Canada Regulations.
Importing goods by mail
The CBSA has implemented protective measures for all CBSA staff, including social distancing protocols and the use of personal protective equipment.
With mail volume increasing significantly across Canada, there may be delays at the 3 international mail centres. You may track your mail items via the Canada Post website. The CBSA is unable to provide information on the status of mail items.
We thank you for your patience as we continue to work closely with Canada Post to process international mail without compromising the health, safety and security of Canadians.
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