What is ArriveCAN?
ArriveCAN is an online application and service developed by the Government of Canada. It allows travelers entering Canada to submit their COVID-19 information: quarantine plan, vaccination status and test results.
As of May 2023, ArriveCAN is no longer a compulsory formality. The need to obtain travel authorization for Canada, such as a Canadian visa, remains mandatory.
For a stay of less than 6 months it is not necessary to obtain a tourist visa to enter Canada. You can obtain an online travel authorization in a few minutes by clicking on the online form.
When to fill ArriveCAN?
Travellers can complete ArriveCAN within 72 hours of their arrival in Canada. It is important to submit current and accurate information to facilitate the entry process into the country.
How to fill in ArriveCAN?
To complete ArriveCAN, download the app to your smartphone or access the service online. Create an account and follow the instructions to provide the required information. You will need to submit details such as your travel itinerary, vaccination status and an appropriate quarantine plan, if required.
Who should fill out ArriveCAN?
This customs process can be used by travelers entering Canada, whether they are Canadians, permanent residents or foreigners. This includes adults and minors, although parents or guardians may complete ArriveCAN for children under the age of 16.
What is the price of ArriveCAN?
ArriveCAN is a free service offered by the Government of Canada. There is no charge to download the application or use the online service.
How to download ArriveCAN?
ArriveCAN is available as an app for Android and iOS smartphones. You can download it from Google Play Store for Android devices or the App Store for iOS devices. You can also access ArriveCAN via a web browser by visiting the Canadian government website.
Is ArriveCAN mandatory?
No, ArriveCAN is no longer mandatory as of May 2023 for travelers entering Canada.
Do I need to complete ArriveCAN to transit through Canada?
No, travellers in transit through Canada are no longer required to complete ArriveCAN. The information submitted will facilitate the transit process and help Canadian authorities ensure the safety of travelers and residents.
ArriveCAN applications logo in the App Store and Google Play
Here is the logo of the ArriveCAN application. The application can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.