Canada: Temporary Border Restrictions

December 13, 2021

Key Points  

  • Entrance testing will be introduced for all travelers who have been in a country other than Canada and the United States in the last 14 days prior to arrival in Canada  

Overview  

On 7 Dec. 2021, the government of Canada introduced new requirements for all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, who have been in a country other than Canada and the United States in the 14 days prior to entering Canada. Unvaccinated travelers will be tested upon arrival in Canada. In the coming weeks, all fully vaccinated travelers will also be tested upon arrival in Canada. Any traveler that is tested upon arrival will be required to quarantine in a suitable location until a negative test result is received.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of Canada will require all travelers who have been in countries other than Canada and the United States in the past 14 days to undergo testing upon arrival. This additional requirement has been introduced to combat the spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant.   

Looking Ahead  

The government of Canada is not currently testing all fully vaccinated travelers who have been in countries other than Canada in the United States in the last 14 days but will begin to do so in the coming weeks. Continue to check the government of Canada’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.  


Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.  

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