Annie Koutrakis
Annie Koutrakis
Member of Parliament for Vimy
Immigration and Travel Restrictions

Current Travel Restrictions and Guidelines

Please note: On January 29, the Government of Canada has issued new restrictions and guidelines for international travel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From January 31 until April 30, Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing and Air Transat will suspend air services to and from sunny destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico. All international flights will continue to only land at four airports: Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Montreal.

Travellers returning to Canada will be required to undergo a mandatory PCR test at the airport. Travellers will be required to wait for their results for up to three days at a Government-approved hotel, at their own cost of up to $2,000.

It is mandatory for all travellers to test negative 72 hours before crossing a land, sea or air border into Canada. There will also be additional testing requirements for exempt travellers.

For more information on the new Travel Restrictions and Guidelines, visit: 


Changes to Canada’s Travel Restrictions

Canada has introduced strict limitations on international travel into Canada in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. While foreign nationals are subject to travel restrictions, Canadian citizens and permanent residents can travel to Canada.

Please note: Travellers should not make any travel plans until they have met all requirements and obtained all necessary authorizations to qualify to come to Canada under the new rules.

While travel restrictions will remain in place for the foreseeable future, these restrictions are being modified to allow for family reunification, entry for compassionate reasons and entry for some international students.

Travel restrictions will be eased in the following cases:

Detailed information on who may qualify as an extended family member and the process and requirements to be eligible to travel to and enter Canada is available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website. Please follow the link below to learn more.

Information on eligibility and the process for travel and entry to Canada for compassionate reasons is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website linked below.



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