Restrictions related to the COVID 19 health crisis

Page last updated: February 1, 2023

Preamble : Here are the new restrictions in force concerning travel plans to Canada due to the recent evolution of the health crisis linked to COVID-19. The information on this page is updated as much as possible according to new decisions made by the Canadian administration. Since the start of the health crisis in 2020, countries have had to frequently modify their policy on the accessibility of the territory by foreigners. We try to be as up to date as possible with recent decisions on the subject.

For a stay of less than 6 months in Canada : You can carry out the formalities for entering Canada directly via the Internet by clicking on the online form. It is not necessary to obtain an appointment at the Canadian embassy or consulate.

New rules for access to Canadian territory have been announced by the Government of Canada. These new restrictions have been in place since November 30, 2021 to counter the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its different variants. These measures attempt to protect the health and safety of Canadians as much as possible.

Since November 30, 2021, you must be vaccinated to enter Canada. Negative COVID‑19 tests are no longer accepted to enter the territory. Airlines are responsible for checking the vaccination status of all travelers before boarding.

The list of vaccines accepted by Canada to be considered fully vaccinated and able to enter Canada has been extended. The list of vaccines against COVID-19 recognized by Canada includes since November 30, 2021 the vaccines Sinopharm, Sinovac and Covaxin (in accordance with the WHO list).

To stay informed of the new restrictions on access to Canadian territory, you can consult the Canada site .

Canadian residents no longer need to present a negative COVID-19 test when the duration of their stay outside the territory is less than 72 hours.