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.
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.
To enter Canada, you will need to be able to show your:
- ArriveCAN receipt with letter I or V beside the vaccinated traveller's name
- Proof of vaccination, including paper copies
- 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.
Returning to the UK
There are currently no COVID requirements for returning to the UK from any country, regardless of age or vaccination status.
Updated 05 September 2022