Important Facts About Travel to Canada

Travel to Canada

If you plan to travel to Canada, you may have several questions about the visa requirements, immigration procedures, and other aspects of the trip. If you have a pet, it is important to have your animal vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days before you leave. This requirement is waived for puppies under three months. Additional controls may apply to other animals as well. Young travelers under the age of 19 are not allowed to travel alone to Canada without written permission from a parent or guardian. Yellow fever is one of the most common diseases in Canada, so you should get your vaccinations up-to-date.

For travelers who do not need a visa, the process is easier. You can begin the process online and create a GCKey Log In to receive your application information. A sample Purpose of Travel letter is available on the OIE’s website. After completing the application, you must pay the application fee through the Canadian government’s website. After the application is approved, you will receive a confirmation email with mailing instructions. During your stay, you must comply with any requirements as outlined in the visa application.

Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer recommend avoiding travel to Canada, the country continues to be a high-risk destination. While some provinces have relaxed recent restrictions, others remain on the highest risk travel category for the disease, which is Covid 19 (CDV-19).

Vaccination is one of the most important aspects of traveling to Canada. You must be fully vaccinated to enter the country. Vaccination is mandatory for all travellers over the age of 12 years old. Children five years and older must also have a valid pre-entry test before flying. However, children under five years of age do not need to be vaccinated for entry to Canada. In addition, you will be required to register with ArriveCAN 72 hours before your departure date.

Fully vaccinated international travellers will be allowed to enter Canada as of September 7, 2021. Covid-19 vaccinations are compatible with World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing. Previously, if you are fully vaccinated but not fully protected, the Government of Canada announced in March that it would lift its Covid-19 pre-entry requirement for travellers. This change applies to all ports of entry. You will no longer have to take the Covid-19 pre-entry test for entry into Canada.