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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Canadians, Indigenous peoples and permanent residents

COVID-19: Latest update

As of , at 11:59 pm ET, you must meet the new testing and quarantine requirements when coming to Canada.

Use the checklist that applies to you:

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.

Travel advisories

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

To limit the introduction and spread of COVID-19 and its variants, the Government of Canada has put in place measures that must be followed.

Be prepared for your entry into Canada by understanding your obligations as a traveller. Use ArriveCAN to submit your mandatory travel information and wear a non-medical mask upon arrival.

If you are returning to Canada by air, follow the Flying to Canada checklist.

If you are returning to Canada by land, following the Driving to Canada checklist.

Unless specifically exempted, travellers entering Canada must isolate themselves for 14 days if they have symptoms of or confirmed COVID-19 or quarantine themselves for 14 days if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19.

Find out who is exempt from quarantine.

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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.

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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 who last entered Canada with their US-plated vehicle by 11:59 pm EST on . 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.

Canadian residents who returned to Canada at or after 12:00 am EST on are not entitled to this same exemption. After a maximum of 30 days, they must either pay duty and taxes on US-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.

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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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