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Where can I travel from Canada in 2021?
Not sure what the go is with travelling outside of Canada? Find out here.
As a result of the current health crisis, Canada is urging against travelling internationally. COVID-19 still poses a large risk to both local and global communities. If you leave the country, the government cannot ensure that you’ll be able to return to Canada when you originally planned.
Find out what the rules are for overseas travel, which countries are open to Canadian travellers, transportation options and what you should know about returning.
Can I travel for leisure outside of Canada?
Even though there isn’t an official ban on going overseas, it is strongly advised that Canadian citizens and permanent residents do not travel outside of the country.
The ever-evolving COVID-19 situation overseas means travelling abroad can result in:
- Becoming stuck overseas due to a lack of flight services back to Canada
- Not having the same quality of healthcare in the event that you become sick
- Having to follow the rules and policies of the country you are visiting
If you must travel outside of Canada be sure to avoid large crowds and people who have fallen ill, wash your hands thoroughly and be aware of the situation in the country you have travelled to and the advice that’s being provided.
Temporary visa holders are encouraged to return home if the country’s borders are open.
|Country||Status||Restrictions||Date updated||More info|
|Åland Islands||Open with restrictions||All persons arriving in Finland from high-risk countries will be directed to get tested except when they have a certificate of a negative coronavirus test taken not earlier than 72 hours before the entry or a certificate that they have had COVID-19 less than six months earlier. They may be subject to a 14-day quarantine, which may be shortened by taking two tests.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Albania||Open||All land borders are open. However neighbouring countries may have different entry and exit restrictions on their side of the border. Travellers must check before travelling.||3/22/2021||More info|
|American Samoa||Open with restrictions||Travellers are required to register with the Department of Health website not later than 10 days prior to travel. They must provide the negative result of a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel, a health clearance from a physician, and travel history for the last 30 days. Also, they may be required to submit to a quarantine of up to 15 days upon arrival.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Andorra||Open with restrictions||All tourists who spend 3 or more nights in the country and who are over 6 years of age will be asked to prove they have tested negative (in a PCR or TMA) in the 72 hours before they arrive in Andorra. Admission to tourist accommodation will therefore also be conditional upon showing a negative result.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Anguilla||Open with restrictions||Those who wish to travel to Anguilla will need prior approval from the Government’s Health Team. They can apply for approval by completing the online form. As part of the approval process they must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken 3 – 5 days before the planned date of arrival. Also, they will be subject to testing on arrival and 10 -14 days quarantine in either a Government run quarantine facility or a Government approved self-quarantine facility.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Open with restrictions||All arriving passengers by air must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 using a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab taken within seven (7) days of their flight. All arriving passengers will be monitored for COVID-19 for periods of up to 14 days and may be required to undergo further testing for COVID-19 on arrival or at the hotel or place of lodging as determined by the Health Authorities.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Armenia||Open with restrictions||Upon entering the territory of the Republic of Armenia via air and land borders travellers will be asked to provide a COVID-19 PCR test certificate with negative results taken within the previous 72 hours.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Aruba||Open with restrictions||Travellers must take an accepted COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to departure. Alternatively, they may be tested upon arrival and be quarantined for up to 24 hours. They are also required to purchase the Aruba Visitor's Insurance and declare their consent to Aruba's government mandates as part of the online ED (Embarkation and Disembarkation) card application process.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Ascension and Tristan Da Cunha Saint Helena||Open with restrictions||Travellers should register their name with the St Helena Tourist Office. All passengers are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Australia||Open with restrictions||Evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 72 hours or less before the scheduled departure must be provided to the airline. A 14-day quarantine at a designated facility in the port of arrival is also required.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Bahrain||Open with restrictions||Travellers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival. They are further required to be tested on the 5th day after arrival and on the 10th day if their stay is longer than 10 days. They must also download the "BeAware Bahrain" app and self-isolate until a test result is issued following the on-arrival testing.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Barbados||Open with restrictions||All travellers are required to present proof of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test which was taken at an accredited or recognized laboratory within 3 days prior to arrival. Stage Zero will be the company providing COVID-19 PCR testing to persons travelling from North America.The date of the test and not the date of the result is what will be assessed against the 3-day time frame. Then they will be required to retest with a COVID-19 PCR test 5 days (120 hours) after their arrival in the country.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Belarus||Open with restrictions||Foreigners over six years old arriving in Belarus must have an original or a copy of a medical document either in hard copy or an electronic form, confirming a negative COVID-19 test result. The PCR test must be done no later than three days before the border crossing date. Foreign nationals and Belarusian citizens arriving from the countries included by the Healthcare Ministry of Belarus in the list of COVID-19 high-risk countries are required to self-isolate for 10 days from the date of arrival. They cannot cross the state border of the Republic of Belarus until the expiration of the self-isolation period.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Belgium||Open with restrictions||Non-essential travel is prohibited. Travellers must have a negative PCR test that was carried out at the earliest 72 hours before their departure. They also must be in possession of a completed sworn statement. They must carry the sworn statement with them at all times. If a traveller receives a text message after completing the Passenger Locator Form (PLF), traveller must be quarantined for 10 days and get tested on day 7 of the quarantine.||2/26/2021||More info|
|Belize||Open with restrictions||All travellers must download the Belize Health App and input the required information no more than 72 hours prior to landing in Belize, and bring along a negative PCR-RT COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel, or Rapid Antigen, Sofia, SD Biosensor, ABBOTT (Panbio) test results taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel. If neither is presented, they can take a COVID-19 test upon arrival if they are unable to bring a negative test. Prior to arrival, tourists must book a stay at a Gold Standard hotel and present confirmation on arrival.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Bermuda||Open with restrictions||Travellers must apply for a Bermuda COVID-19 Travel Authorisation 1 to 3 days before departure. To obtain approval for a Travel Authorisation, visitors must provide proof of valid negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 5 days before arrival. All visitors to Bermuda are required to wear a Traveller Wristband for the first 14 days of their stay. Persons who do not wish to wear the Traveller Wristband will quarantine at their accommodation for 14 days.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|Bonaire||Open with restrictions||Travellers must submit either a negative NAAT test result or a negative PCR test result and a negative antigen test result. The NAAT test must have been taken within 24 hours before departure for Bonaire. The PCR test must have been taken within 72 hours before arrival. The Antigen test (rapid test) must have been taken within 24 hours before departure.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|Botswana||Open with restrictions||You must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival. After arrival, you will have to remain in contact with the local health authority for a period of 14 days for self-monitoring. At Botswana border points, all travellers, including children, will be required to undergo an additional cost-free COVID-19 test to gain entry to Botswana. If the test is positive or you show COVID-19 symptoms, you may need to undergo 14 days isolation or quarantine at your own expense.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Brazil||Open with restrictions||Travellers must fill out a traveller health declaration and present a negative PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours before flight departure. Local authorities may impose additional requirements without notice.Monitor the media for the latest information.||3/22/2021||More info|
|British Indian Ocean Territory||Open with restrictions||Access is restricted and a permit is needed in advance of travel. There is mandatory COVID-19 testing on entry for permitted entrants into the British Indian Ocean Territory. All new arrivals into the British Indian Ocean Territory need to conduct a 14-day quarantine upon arrival, except in very limited circumstances.||3/26/2021||More info|
|British Virgin Islands||Open with restrictions||All travellers will need approval prior to entry through the online BVI Portal. They also need to submit a certified rt-PCR negative test within 5 days prior to arrival and must quarantine in an approved location for a period of 14 days. They will also be tested on arrival, day 7 and day 14. If all tests are negative, they will be allowed full movement within the Territory. They will also be required to wear a tracking bracelet. A charge of $175 per person will be collected from all passengers to cover the cost of in-Territory testing and the BVI Portal app.||3/26/2021||More info|
|Brunei Darussalam||Open with restrictions||Travellers must apply for an Entry Travel Pass, which must be submitted at least 8 working days before intended travel. They are also required to undertake a pre-departure RT-PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure at a government recognized medical center and a second test at least 14 days from their arrival in Brunei.||3/26/2021||More info|
|Bulgaria||Closed||Travellers are required to submit a document showing a negative result from a PCR test performed up to 72 hours before entry into the country. Additionally, they may be subject to a 10-day quarantine at the home or other accommodation in which they indicated they will reside.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Burkina Faso||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|Cambodia||Open with restrictions||A foreigner must provide a medical certificate no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel, certifying that the traveller did not test positive for COVID-19. In addition, traveller must provide proof of insurance with minimum medical coverage of no less than $50,000 USD. Upon arrival, traveller will also be subject to a health risk assessment and mandatory isolation or quarantine.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Cape Verde||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|Cayman Islands||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|Central African Republic||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|Chile||Open with restrictions||You must fill out an "affidavit of travellers" form 48 hours or less before departure, present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of final departure and have proof of COVID-19 health insurance with $30,000 minimum coverage. During the first 14 days upon entry, they will be required to fill out an electronic tracking form that will be sent via email on a daily basis. Timely submissions are mandatory.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Christmas Island||Closed||More info|
|Cocos Islands||Closed||More info|
|Cook Islands||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|Costa Rica||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|Côte d'Ivoire||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|Cuba||Open with restrictions||Travellers will be subjected to a mandatory PCR test upon arrival and a mandatory quarantine until they receive the result of the PCR test. They must also provide their accommodation details to local authorities.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Curacao||Open with restrictions||All tourists are required to complete the digital immigration card online and upload a negative result of a certified COVID-19 PCR-test at dicardcuracao.com. The test should be taken not later than 72 hours prior to departure at an accredited laboratory. Only deep pharyngeal nose and throat swab PCR tests are accepted. Tourists must also carry a printed document of proof with them. Additionally, they need to fill out the Passenger Locator Card (PLC) within 48 hours before departure.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Cyprus||Open with restrictions||Travellers are required to either provide a negative COVID-19 result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours before travel. This will be followed by a compulsory 14-day self-isolation. They can choose to undergo a molecular test on the 10th day, at their own expense and have their self-isolation terminated if the result is negative.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Czech Republic||Closed with limited exceptions||3/22/2021||More info|
|Democratic People's Republic of Korea||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|Denmark||Open with restrictions||All persons entering Denmark are required to present a negative test no more than 24 hours old at the time of boarding the aircraft. Upon arrival, a rapid test must be taken before leaving the airport. Subsequently, entrants must isolate for 10 days. However, isolation may be broken after a negative PCR test taken no earlier than the fourth day of after the entry.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Dominican Republic||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|El Salvador||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|Equatorial Guinea||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|Estonia||Open with restrictions||The electronic declaration of health for those arriving in Estonia can be filled out as early as 24 hours before arrival. The confirmation of the declaration may be printed out or shown electronically at the border. Travellers outside the EU not listed in Annex I are subject to the 10-day mandatory self-isolation, and they must take a coronavirus test immediately after arriving in Estonia and a second test no earlier than six days after the first test.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Falkland Islands||Open with restrictions||All arrivals to the Falkland Islands are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival, unless they receive an exemption from the government.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Faroe Islands||Open with restrictions||The government advises against non-essential travel. Travellers are advised to test for COVID-19 three days before departure. Then they must test for COVID-19 at the border regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not. Non-vaccinated visitors should self-isolate until a negative test on the sixth day after arrival.||3/22/2021||More info|
|Federated States of Micronesia||Closed||3/22/2021||More info|
|Finland||Open with restrictions||Entry into Finland is only permitted for necessary and justified reasons, such as studies or family-related reasons. A negative test result, proof of having previously had COVID-19 disease or a certificate of vaccination alone does not entitle a foreign national to enter Finland. A foreign national must meet the requirements of normalised traffic A 14-day self-quarantine is recommended. The quarantine period may be shortened by getting tested twice.||3/26/2021||More info|
|French Guiana||Open with restrictions||Travellers must prove that entry is for essential reasons. All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for French Guiana. The test is obligatory and the traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking. Arrivals from most destinations will also be required to self-isolate for seven days, before taking another PCR test. Travellers may also need to produce a self-certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days.||3/26/2021||More info|
|French Polynesia||Open with restrictions||Only those with "compelling reasons" in the categories of health, professional, family, and return trips home to travel are allowed to travel. However, the borders will reopen to tourists starting May 1. Specific regulations and restrictions are still being worked out.||4/28/2021||More info|
|Gambia||Open with restrictions||Arriving passengers must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours prior to arrival within The Gambia. Those arriving without a test that complies with these requirements – including those with tests taken outside of this 72-hour window, or ‘rapid test’ results – will be subject to mandatory quarantine in Government of The Gambia-managed facilities.||3/26/2021||More info|
|Georgia||Open to business visitors with restrictions||Citizens of any country, traveling by plane and producing at the border a document confirming a full course of vaccination (2 doses), can enter Georgia from any country. Unvaccinated residents and citizens of countries listed on the website are allowed to enter Georgia. As of this writing, Canada is not found on the list.||3/26/2021||More info|
|Germany||Open with restrictions||Travellers are required to register at www.einreiseanmeldung.de and have confirmation of their registration upon arrival. In addition, they must be tested for COVID-19 no more than 48 hours after entering Germany and be able to present the responsible authority with proof of a negative test result or corresponding medical certificate confirming the absence of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, on request in the ten days after they arrive.||3/26/2021||More info|
|Gibraltar||Open with restrictions||Only specified categories of people are currently permitted to enter Gibraltar by air – these include registered Gibraltarians, residents of Gibraltar, Spanish nationals and residents in transit to Spain, and those working in Gibraltar. In addition, travellers must present proof of a negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Gibraltar, or take a fast test on arrival at Gibraltar Airport.||3/26/2021||More info|
|Greece||Open with restrictions||All people traveling to Greece from foreign countries will be required to have a negative molecular test result (PCR) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their entry to Greece. They are required to fill in the electronic form PLF (Passenger Locator Form) with their contact details in Greece before their departure from the country and to show at the border checkpoint the proof of completion of the electronic PLF form that is automatically sent by e-mail to each traveller electronically. They should also self-isolate for 7 days at home or at their temporary residence. They may be subjec to additional testing at the airport.||3/26/2021||More info|
|Grenada||Open with restrictions||Effective 1 May 2021, persons providing proof of full vaccination will only be required to quarantine for up to 48 hours, pending a negative result from a PCR test, administered on entry. Travellers will still be required to provide a negative PCR test result, valid up to 72-hours prior to the start of travel.||4/28/2021||More info|
|Guadeloupe||Open with restrictions||To enter Guadaloupe, visitors are required to present a negative RT-PCR test result. The test must be conducted within 72 hours before arrival. In addition, all travellers arriving in Guadeloupe will have to go on a seven-day quarantine and be tested again.||3/26/2021||More info|
|Guam||Open with restrictions||lndividuals entering Guam by air or sea shall be subject to a 14-day quarantine at a Government of Guam Quarantine Facility, unless such individuals qualify for an exemption. The cost of the 14-day period at the Quarantine Facility is covered by the Government of Guam. Receiving test results prior to arrival on Guam is not necessary unless they qualify for an exemption.||4/6/2021||More info|
|Guernsey||Open with restrictions||Travellers are required to create a Travel Tracker account, entering their travel information before they arrive. They will not be able to enter that information more than 2 calendar days before their arrival. On arrival, they will be asked to take a test for COVID-19. Anyone who declines testing will need to observe a mandatory 21-day self-isolation period regardless of which country they have come from. Those who submit to a test are also required to self-isolate until they have received a negative result from a day 1 and a day 13 test.||4/6/2021||More info|
|Hong Kong||Closed||4/6/2021||More info|
|Hungary||Closed with limited exceptions||4/9/2021||More info|
|Iceland||Open with restrictions||All arriving passengers in Iceland are required to present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of their time of departure. This is in addition to the current system of double screening that also requires all arriving passengers to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5- to 6-day quarantine and a second PCR test. Downloading the "Rakning C-19" app is recommended.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Ireland||Open with restrictions||Travellers must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland and must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Isle of Man||More info|
|Italy||Open with restrictions||Only travellers who fall in the listed categories are allowed to enter Italy (see link for the list). They must fill out a self-declaration indicating that they belong to one of such categories. They must undergo a molecular or antigenic test 48 hours before they arrive and self-isolate for 14 days, informing local Health Authorities of their presence in Italy.||4/23/2021||More info|
|Latvia||Open with restrictions||All travellers must fill out an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website not later than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border. They must also precent a PCR COVID-19 test no earlier than 72 hours. A 10-day self-isolation may be required.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Liechtenstein||Open with restrictions||The quarantine rules of Switzerland also apply to visitors of Liechtenstein. Travellers must fill out an entry form before entering the country. They must also present a negative result from a PCR test conducted less than 72 hours before their arrival. After their arrival, they are required to self-quarantine for 10 days, meaning they must stay in a suitable accommodation without going out.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Lithuania||Open with restrictions||Travellers must complete a questionnaire and present the confirmation of the completed electronic form (QR code). They must also have a document proving the negative test for COVID-19 (the document should be prepared in one of the official languages of the European Union). The test (PCR or antigen) must be taken within 72 hours before the arrival in or return to Lithuania (serological antibody test result is not accepted). They will also be subjected to a 10-day self-isolation period, which can be shortened when the PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 is performed not earlier than on the 7th day of the self-isolation and the negative result is obtained if the person does not develop symptoms of an acute upper respiratory infection.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Maldives||Open with restrictions||All visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to Maldives. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure.||4/23/2021||More info|
|Malta||Open with restrictions||Travellers are subject to presenting a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, which test is to be taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta and testing on arrival. A 14-day mandatory quarantine and a repeat PCR test (to be taken on the 5th to 7th day of quarantine) are also required.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Marshall Islands||Closed||4/9/2021||More info|
|Mauritius||Closed||No travellers will be allowed to enter Mauritius until 15 April 2021.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Mexico||Open||Travellers from Canada need to fill out a Health Declaration Form, which is then scanned upon arrival in Mexico.||4/23/2021||More info|
|Monaco||Open with restrictions||Anyone, whatever their nationality, who enters the Principality and comes either from a foreign country must get in touch with the COVID19 Call Centre upon arrival in Monegasque territory. The person will be subject to a quarantine measure taken by the Director of Health Action. This quarantine can be avoided if the person justifies carrying out a PCR with negative results (at most 72 hours before the arrival) carried out in his country of origin.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Mongolia||Open with restrictions||All incoming passengers are required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival and present valid evidence of having received a full vaccination course against COVID-19 and then to self-isolate after arrival for 7 days. Alternatively, they may undergo 10 days quarantine in an approved hotel followed by 4 days self-isolation. PCR tests will be taken on the 2nd and 8th days of quarantine.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Montenegro||Open with restrictions||All visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to Maldives. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Montserrat||Open with restrictions||Persons arriving in Montserrat must quarantine for the full 14 days. A negative PCR COVID-19 Test and pre-travel registration are required prior to entering Montserrat. The PCR COVID-19 Test must be undertaken no earlier than seven days prior to entering the country.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Nauru||Open with restrictions||Travellers will need to show a negative result of a PCR test for COVID-19 taken 3 calendar days prior to travel to Nauru and will be required to quarantine for up to 5 days in Nauru upon arrival.||4/9/2021||More info|
|New Caledonia||Closed||4/9/2021||More info|
|New Zealand||Open with restrictions||Travellers must provide a negative result of a COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure. They may also be required to complete at least 14 days of quarantine and tested for COVID-19 during their stay in a facility.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Norfolk Island||Open with restrictions||4/9/2021||More info|
|North Macedonia||Open with restrictions||All passengers coming from the medium- and high-risk countries must be in self-isolation for 14 days in their homes and to report to the authorities should they feel any symptoms.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Northern Mariana Islands||Open with restrictions||All persons who enter the Northern Mariana Islands must fill out an online CNMI Mandatory Declaration Form at least 3 days before they arrive. They are also required to present a negative result of a PCR test taken 3 to 6 days before their arrival. They will be quarantined for a 14-day period and subjected to another COVID testing on the date of their arrival.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Norway||Open with restrictions||Only those non-Norwegian citizens who are residents of Norway are permitted to enter the country. Non-Norwegian travellers must present a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2. This test must have been taken within the 24 hours prior to their first segment of their journey by air. They are then required to quarantine for ten days. At the earliest, it is possible to end quarantine on day seven if a person tests negative for COVID-19 twice after arrival in Norway.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Palau||Open with restrictions||Travellers are required to submit the Quarantine Certificate Application Form. Upon approval of the application, the traveller is required to take a PCR test for COVID-19 not more than 72 hours before the date of departure. The negative result must be submitted via email. A quarantine certificate will be sent through email and must be shown to airline officials before boarding.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Panama||Open with restrictions||The Government of Panama requires a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or Antigen) within 48 hours prior to traveling to Panama.||4/9/2021||More info|
|Papua New Guinea||Closed||4/9/2021||More info|
|Poland||Open||Canadian nationals arriving on a direct air connection from Canada are permitted to enter Poland. Travelers are exempted from the 10-day quarantine if they are able to obtain a negative COVID test result within 48 hours after arrival to Poland or present a document certifying that they have completed a full vaccination cycle against COVID-19. Results of tests taken in countries outside the Schengen Area do not qualify for exemption from the quarantine.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Puerto Rico||Open with restrictions||Travellers are required to fill out a Travel Declaration Form through the Puerto Rico Health Department's online portal. They must either get a molecular COVID-19 test with negative results less than 72 hours prior to arrival, or self-quarantine at their expense for either 14 days or the duration of their trip, whichever is shorter.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Qatar||Open with restrictions||Travellers from countries not included in the COVID-19 Green List should be hotel quarantined at their own expense for a week. They should book a quarantine package from the listed hotels on the “Discover Qatar” website. They will be re-tested on day 6 and released from the hotel after their health status on Ehteraz turned green on day 7. If there are Ministry of Public Health approved COVID-19 testing centers at the country of travel, a COVID-19-free certificate should be obtained from one of these centers to be exempted from testing at the Port of Entry (PoE). The Certificate should not exceed 48 hours before travel.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Republic of Korea||Open with restrictions||Asymptomatic foreign nationals from countries other than the US and European countries on short-term visas are subject to facility quarantine (14 days, Self-Diagnosis App to be installed) and tested at a public health clinic within 14 days.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Republic of Moldova||Open with restrictions||Anyone entering Moldova must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Réunion||Open with restrictions||In order to travel to an overseas territory of France, travellers must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old and a compelling reason to travel.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Romania||Open with restrictions||Travellers from high-risk countries need to present a negative PCR test result for SARS-Cov-2, performed no more than 72 hours before entry into the national territory. A 10-day quarantine applies to all travellers from high-risk countries, who present a negative test result. A 14-day quarantine applies to all travellers from high-risk areas that do not present a negative test result.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Russian Federation||Closed||4/12/2021||More info|
|Saint Pierre and Miquelon||Open with restrictions||In order to travel to an overseas territory of France, travellers must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old and a compelling reason to travel.||4/12/2021||More info|
|San Marino||Open with restrictions||Travellers are required to present a certificate attesting to the negative result of a coronavirus molecular swab test taken during the last 48 hours before entry into the territory, or a certificate of anti-SARS-CoV-2 injection.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Sao Tome and Principe||Open with restrictions||All air passengers arriving in São Tomé and Principe are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to their arrival.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Saudi Arabia||Closed||4/12/2021||More info|
|Serbia||Open with restrictions||All visitors to Serbia are required to have with them a negative PCR test taken in the 48 hours before arrival. Serbian nationals and foreign nationals with temporary and permanent residence must either present a negative PCR test taken in the 48 hours before arrival or spend 10 days in self-isolation at home following entry to Serbia.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Seychelles||Open with restrictions||All travellers to Seychelles must have certification of vaccination against COVID-19 and a valid negative PCR test result of not more than 72 hours and 48 hours depending on the country. Travellers are required to submit their test results when filling out the travisory form.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Sierra Leone||Closed||4/12/2021||More info|
|Singapore||Closed||A limited number of business, official and high economic value travellers from all countries will be able to enter Singapore for short-term stays of up to 14 days. Travellers entering Singapore under this initiative will be required to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test prior to leaving their home country and take the same test on arrival in Singapore. For the entire duration of their stay, travellers will be required to stay within a “bubble” at appointed facilities, undergo regular PCR testing and strictly observe all prevailing safe management measures.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Sint Eustatius and Saba Bonaire||Open with restrictions||Everyone who wants to enter St. Eustatius must register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons from high risk countries need to have a negative COVID 19-NAAT test taken within 72 hours before arriving on Statia. They also need to have a negative quick test taken within 24 hours before departing form the high risk country. They may be subject to a 10-day quarantine. They will only be released from quarantine after having received a negative exit antigen test result.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Slovakia||Open with restrictions||Entry is allowed to third country nationals, who are holders of an exemption. They must have a negative result of the RT-PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours when entering the territory of the Slovak Republic. All persons who arrive to Slovakia by airplane are obliged to fill in the registration form: Public Health Passenger Locator Form and to obey all epidemiological measures as ordered by the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Slovenia||Open with restrictions||People entering the Republic of Slovenia may be required to remain in quarantine for a period of ten (10) days unless they present a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours after taking the swab and performed in an EU member state or a Schengen Area country, the UK, Northern Ireland or the USA, a medical certificate confirming that the person has recovered from COVID-19 and that less than 6 months have elapsed since the onset of symptoms, or a proof COVID-19 vaccination. (Please see the government page for details regarding vaccination.)||4/12/2021||More info|
|Solomon Islands||Closed||4/12/2021||More info|
|South Africa||Closed||Travellers intending to visit the country will be expected to produce a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test that is not older than 72 hours from the time of departure from the country of origin to South Africa. Upon arrival in the port of entry, the traveller will be screened for any COVID-19 symptoms or for contact with people who have been infected with the COVID-19 virus. They will also need to provide proof of accommodation address should they need to self-quarantine at the time of arrival in the country.||4/12/2021||More info|
|South Korea||Closed||4/12/2021||More info|
|South Sudan||Closed||4/12/2021||More info|
|Spain||Closed||All travellers from Canada need to complete the Spain Travel Health Form. They are not required to present a negative test result and to quarantine unless arriving from certain countries.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Sri Lanka||Closed||4/12/2021||More info|
|St. Bart's||Closed||4/12/2021||More info|
|St. Kitts and Nevis||Open with restrictions||Visitors are required to submit COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test result from a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab accredited with ISO/IEO 17025 standard, taken within 72 hours of travel, along with required embarkation form and all other supporting documentation. Forms must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to travel. Visitors must undergo RT-PCR tests on the 7th and 14th day, depending on the length of their stay.||4/12/2021||More info|
|St. Lucia||Open with restrictions||All arrivals to Saint Lucia (5 years and over) must have a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 5 days before arrival. Travellers 18 years and older must complete a travel registration form online. Test results must be uploaded to the travel registration before arrival. In addition, they must have a reservation in a COVID-19 certified property.||4/12/2021||More info|
|St. Maarten / St. Martin||Open with restrictions||Sint Maarten has established a mandatory health authorization application through an Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) for every visitor arriving by air. The application must be completed in order to be processed. This includes the purchase of the mandatory COVID-19 insurance and a negative COVID-19 test result in case they are required.||4/12/2021||More info|
|St. Vincent and Grenadines||Open with restrictions||Travellers must arrive with a negative result of a COVID RT-PCR test done no more than 72 hours before arrival. They may be retested on arrival. They are also required to be in quarantine for 14 days in a Tourism Authority approved transition/quarantine hotel at their cost and must arrive with proof of a fully paid reservation. They must also be retested between day 4 and day 7 of the quarantine.||4/12/2021||More info|
|State of Palestine||Closed||4/12/2021||More info|
|Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands||Open with restrictions||Travellers to Svalbard are required to present a negative Covid-19 test before departing for Svalbard. The test is required to be taken within 24 hours before the scheduled departure time, and has to be taken on the Norwegian mainland. Rapid Covid-19 tests are approved as a sufficient test for travellers to Svalbard. Travellers to Svalbard from the Norwegian mainland do not have to enter into quarantine upon arriving in Svalbard, nor upon returning to the Norwegian mainland from Svalbard at this point in time.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Swaziland (Eswatini)||Open with restrictions||A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry. Upon arriving in Eswatini, travellers will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked about their country of origin and any transit stops. They may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers||4/12/2021||More info|
|Sweden||Closed||The traveller must be able to present a certificate at the border showing a negative test result for COVID-19. The test must have been conducted a maximum of 48 hours prior to arrival. The Public Health Agency recommends everyone who travels to Sweden from abroad to get tested upon arrival and avoid contacts for seven days, regardless of citizenship. This applies regardless of whether you are covered by the requirement to present a negative COVID-19 test result before entry.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Switzerland||Open with restrictions||Everyone who enters Switzerland must fill out an entry form. Once the form has been filled out, a QR code will be emailed as confirmation. This code must be presented for inspection upon entry to Switzerland. In addition, travellers must have a negative result from a PCR test conducted less than 72 hours previously. They must also be subject to a 10-day quarantine at home or other suitable accommodation.||4/12/2021||More info|
|Syrian Arab Republic||Closed||4/12/2021||More info|
|Taiwan||Closed with limited exceptions||4/12/2021||More info|
|Thailand||Open with restrictions||Foreign nationals must obtain a certificate of entry online before their arrival. They must also present to local authorities a negative PCR test result and a medical certificate confirming that they are fit to fly, both issued less than 72 hours before their departure. They are subject to a mandatory quarantine in government designated facilities for 14 days at their own expense.||4/12/2021||More info|
|The Bahamas||Closed||4/12/2021||More info|
|The Democratic Republic of The Congo||Closed||4/12/2021||More info|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Closed||4/12/2021||More info|
|Turkey||Open with restrictions||Travel to Turkey for Canadians is permitted as long as they haven't spent time in the United Kingdom within 10 days. All visitors from Canada over the age of six arriving in Turkey must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR (nucleic acid) test result within 72 hours before arriving.||5/18/2021||More info|
|Turks and Caicos||Open with restrictions||Travellers need to upload a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory to obtain a pre-authorization certification. They must have medical/travel insurance that covers COVID-19 medical costs, full hospitalization, doctors’ visits, prescriptions and air ambulance/medevac. They are also required to have completed a health screening questionnaire and Travel Authorization Form.||5/18/2021||More info|
|United Arab Emirates||Open with restrictions||Travellers from Canada are required to take the COVID-19 test at a laboratory accredited by the UAE or the Canadian government within 96 hours before take-off. They must present the negative result or not be allowed to board the flight. They must also self-quarantine for 5 days. Additionally, they will need to do an RT-PCR test on arrival and on day 4 from arrival.||5/18/2021||More info|
|United Kingdom||Open with restrictions||Travellers are required to take a COVID-19 test 3 days before their departure and present a negative result. They must also go into quarantine for 10 days upon arrival at their own expense. They are also required to take two COVID-19 tests after they arrive in the UK on days 2 and 8 of their stay.||5/18/2021||More info|
|United Republic of Tanzania||Closed||5/18/2021||More info|
|United States of America||Open with restrictions||Travellers arriving to the US from a foreign country are required to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. The CDC recommends a 7-day quarantine after travel.||4/23/2021||More info|
|US Virgin Islands||Open with restrictions||Every traveller is required to use the USVI Travel Screening Portal and submit a COVID-19 test result prior to travel. Evidence of COVID-19 vaccination does not supersede the COVID-19 testing requirement set forth by the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, the traveller may be required to self-quarantine for 10 days at their own expense.||5/18/2021||More info|
|Vietnam||Closed with limited exceptions||4/23/2021||More info|
|Wallis and Futuna Islands||Open with restrictions||Travellers must fill in a travel certificate. All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for Wallis and Futuna. The test is obligatory and the traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking. They may be subject to a period of quarantine upon arrival.||5/18/2021||More info|
|Western Sahara||Closed||5/18/2021||More info|
|Zambia||Open with restrictions||Travellers must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to their arrival. They must also monitor themselves daily for 14 days for development of any symptoms and report any occurrence to the nearest health facility.||5/18/2021||More info|
What you’ll need to know about travelling from Canada to…
What transportation options are available from Canada?
As of 30 March 2020, all travellers are required to do a health check before boarding. If you show symptoms of COVID-19 you will not be allowed onto the plane. Canada isn’t offering repatriation flights and continues to temporarily suspend services, so there is a high likelihood that you may have delays in returning. Services that are suspended until 30 April currently include the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.
Airfares can be booked via any of the following sites once it’s safe to do so:
Many cruise itineraries have been cancelled or paused for the immediate future. Due to the close interaction with other passengers, the government urges against booking sea travel. A health screening will be required for all travellers before departure.
Cruises can be booked with the following sites once it’s safe to do so:
Driving across the border
Driving into the United States is limited to those who work in the United States and individuals with essential or urgent reasons. Essential travellers who cross the land borders do not need to self isolate but those who travel for family care, education or humanitarian reasons still do.
Travellers returning to Canada via the land border as of 22 February 2021 are required to take a COVID-19 molecular test and at the end of the 14-day quarantine period.
Trains into the United States have been temporarily suspended. Once services resume, you can book your travel with VIA Rail Canada.
All travellers need to complete a COVID-19 molecular test upon returning to Canada and once the 14-day quarantine period has passed.
Frequently asked questions about travelling from Canada
What happens if I get sick while travelling?
In the unfortunate circumstance that you become sick with COVID-19 overseas, you’ll have to adhere to that country’s policies.
For information on where to go in the event of a medical emergency, contact the Canadian Embassy. Payment and arrangements of treatment will be organised by your travel insurance provider.
Can I get COVID-19 travel insurance?
Most travel insurance policies do not cover COVID-19 related claims. To be sure of what you’re covered for, we suggest that you reach out to your insurance provider with any queries.
What happens if borders to Canada close before or while I’m travelling?
Canadian citizens, permanent residents, protected persons and persons with status under the Indian Act are able to return at any point.
If the Canadian border is shut, it’s highly unlikely temporary visa holders will be able to return.
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