Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Information for Canadian citizens, persons registered as Indians under the Indian Act 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.
To limit the spread of COVID-19, 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.
Returning to Canada
In order to limit the introduction and spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada has put in place measures that must be followed by all travellers returning to Canada.
- Travellers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering upon arrival in Canada
- Travellers who are flying must comply with flight requirements
- Travellers without symptoms must comply with mandatory quarantine instructions
- Travellers who have symptoms of COVID-19 are referred to a PHAC staff member for further assessment and must comply with mandatory isolation instructions
Some travellers are exempt from the requirements to quarantine under certain conditions. Find out who is exempt from quarantine
Reuniting with your foreign national family members
Your foreign national family members may be eligible to enter Canada for a discretionary (optional) purpose as long as they meet and follow entry requirements. Visit Foreign nationals reuniting with family to find out if your family member may enter Canada.
Temporary import of US-plated vehicles into Canada
Until further notice, the CBSA has lifted the 60-day condition on the temporary import of US-plated vehicles by Canadian residents. A new deadline for when these vehicles will need to be exported or permanently imported with applicable duties and tax will be set in the future.
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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