Canada: Removal of All COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • The government of Canada will lift all COVID-19 related entry requirements on 1 October 2022  


The government of Canada will lift all COVID-19 entry requirements on 1 October 2022. Travelers will no longer be required: 

  • Submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website
  • Provide proof of vaccination;  
  • Undergo pre- or on-arrival testing requirements; 
  • Carry out COVID-19 related quarantine or isolation requirements; or  
  • Monitoring and reporting signs and symptoms related to COVID-19 upon arrival.  

The government will also lift COVID-19 measures on cruises for all travelers, including the requirement to undergo pre-boarding tests, providing proof of vaccination or the use of the ArriveCAN app. 

Air travelers can continue to use the ArriveCAN app or website to register customs and immigration declaration forms in advance of arriving in Canada through specific airports.   

What are the Changes?  

The government of Canada will lift all COVID-19 health entry measures and requirements on 1 October 2022. According to the government, these changes are possible due to decreased COVID-19 rates, high vaccination rates and lower hospitalization numbers. The government continues to encourage travelers to review all travel advice published by the government.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Canada’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

This article was published on 27 September 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

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.