Canada Travel Advice

Although travel requirements might seem confusing at the moment, for the vast majority of travellers they are actually relatively straightforward and it is just a question of completing each of the steps involved.

However, please do take the time to read and understand the entry requirements pages on the UK Government and Canadian Government websites before you travel.

We've summarised the requirements for travelling to and from Canada as we understand them as of 05 September 2022. They assume you are travelling from the UK, are fully vaccinated and have not visited any other countries 14 days prior to travel.

We have tried to be as comprehensive as possible, but we cannot account for all circumstances. Requirements are subject to change at any time and we do not take any responsibility for the information provided. You must make your own enquiries to satisfy yourself that you and your party can meet the entry requirements to match your intended travel arrangements.

If you're travelling with children, please read the advice towards the bottom of the page as requirements differ to adults.

For more general information on travelling this winter, please see our Winter 2022/23 FAQs.

Before you go

Before you travel, you should:

  1. Find out if you can enter Canada.
  2. Complete the free ArriveCAN form up to 72 hours before you travel which requires proof of full vaccination and your 14 day quarantine plan (see FAQs below) in case you don't qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.
  3. Apply for an eTA ($7 CAD).
  4. Pick up some masks to wear on your flight and in airport terminals.
  5. Ensure that your travel insurance includes comprehensive winter sports and coronavirus cover.

On arrival

To enter Canada, you will need to be able to show your:

  1. ArriveCAN receipt with letter I or V beside the vaccinated traveller's name
  2. Proof of vaccination, including paper copies
  3. Other travel documents including your eTA

You may be randomly selected to take a mandatory test on arrival. You will be notified by the email you provided for your ArriveCAN within 15 minutes of completing your customs declaration. If selected, you must contact your test provider for instructions on where and when to complete your test. You can complete your test in-person or pick up a self-swab kit at select test provider locations, select pharmacies, or via a virtual appointment for a self-swab test. You can continue on your holiday while you wait for your results, but must isolate for 10 days if your test is positive.

Tip: We highly recommend taking both digital copies on your phone and printed copies of all your required travel documentation, and printing the day before travel to ensure you have the most up to date versions.

While you're there

Most mandatory public health restrictions have been lifted in Canada, including the requirements to wear masks, show proof of vaccination or social distance.

Masks are encouraged on public transport.

Some businesses may still ask you to wear a mask and require you to book in advance.

Returning to the UK

There are currently no COVID requirements for returning to the UK from any country, regardless of age or vaccination status.

Travelling with children

Ages 12 to 17

Fully vaccinated under 18s should follow the advice for fully vaccinated adults above. Check what qualifies as fully vaccinated here.

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated 12 to 17 year olds may enter Canada but are subject to 14 day quarantine and all testing requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day 8 tests, whether or not they are accompanied by travellers who qualify as fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children under 12 who are accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent, step-parent, guardian or tutor are able to enter Canada and do not need to quarantine.

Adults will need to register kids aged 11 and under on their Arrivecan.

Updated 05 September 2022