COVID-19: Canadians, Indigenous peoples and permanent residents
Canadian citizens, persons registered as Indians under the Indian Act and permanent residents 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 some public 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 public health requirements for travellers who are not fully vaccinated. They must:
- meet all testing requirements (pre‑arrival, upon arrival/day‑1 and on day 8)
- submit mandatory travel, contact and quarantine information via ArriveCAN up to 72 hours before arrival
Travelling outside of Canada
To limit the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, the Government of Canada advises residents of Canada to avoid non‑essential travel outside of Canada and to avoid all cruise ship travel outside Canada until further notice.
Most governments have special entry and exit restrictions and requirements due to COVID-19. Before travelling, check for official requirements or restrictions in your place of departure and your destination. Consider even your transit points, as transit rules are in place in many destinations. This could disrupt your travel.
For specific questions about travel to the United States (U.S.), contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Travellers prohibited from entry to the United States
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 before 11:59 pm ET on , you do not have to take steps to either permanently import that vehicle or export it. Until further notice, you are exempt from the 60-day condition on the temporary import of U.S.-plated vehicles. A new deadline will be set in the future.
If you returned to Canada at or after 12 am ET on , you are not entitled to this same exemption. After a maximum of 30 days, you must either pay duty and taxes on U.S.-plated vehicles to permanently import them or export them.
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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