Restrictions linked to the COVID 19 health crisis

Last page update: December 8, 2021.

Preamble: Below are the new restrictions in effect on 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 based on new decisions made by the Canadian administration. Since the onset of the health crisis in 2020, countries have had to frequently modify their policy in terms of access to the territory for foreigners. We try to be as up to date as possible with recent decisions on the subject.

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 various 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. Tests negative for COVID-19 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 to enter Canada has been extended. The list of COVID-19 vaccines recognized by Canada includes as of November 30, 2021 the vaccines Sinopharm, Sinovac and Covaxin (according to the WHO list).

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

Canadian residents no longer need to test negative for COVID-19 when their stay out of the country is less than 72 hours.