Patricia Lattanzio
Patricia Lattanzio
Member of Parliament for Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel
Travel Advisories

Here are the federal initiatives currently in place regarding travel advisories and our relationship with the United States border. If you have any questions please email me.

Fully vaccinated travellers

Thanks to the vaccination campaign and the effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccines, we can slowly begin to loosen the border restrictions all the while maintaining the safety of Canadians.

As of July 5 2021, people who have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days before entering Canada do not need to be quarantined. They also do not need to stay in a government-approved hotel while awaiting their Covid test results. A person is considered fully vaccinated at least two weeks after receiving two doses of one of the vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada–or a combination of authorized vaccines. So far, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) are considered authorized. Other vaccines may be added to this list in the future.

To check if you can enter Canada click here.

In order to be exempt from quarantine (all travellers) and from staying in government-approved accommodation (for air travellers only), travellers must meet certain criteria. Click here for more information. 


All travellers entering Canada by air or land must now use the ArriveCAN application or create an online account. Your immunization, travel, contact and isolation information prior to arriving in Canada must be entered on this platform within 72 hours of entering Canada.

For more information on how to use ArriveCAN click here.

Partially Vaccinated and Non-Vaccinated Travellers

Restrictions for partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers remain unchanged.

For more information click here.

Canada- U.S Border Restrictions for Non-Essential Travel

A restriction on non-essential travel is in place at all points of the Canada-U.S. border. Essential travel includes the maintenance of supply chains – ensuring that food, fuel, and life-saving medicines can be reached on both sides of the border. Canadians and Americans who cross the border each day for essential work or for urgent reasons will also not be affected by this closure.

For more information on the Canada-U.S. border restrictions can be found here.

Update: The discretionary (non-essential) travel restrictions between Canada and USA have been extended to July 21st, 2021.

United States Border Exemptions

An exemption to the essential travel requirement for immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are asymptomatic and seeking entry into Canada for a minimum of 15 days has been announced. Public Health requirements of the mandatory 14 day quarantine will remain in place. Public health requirements, such as the mandatory 14 day quarantine will remain in place.

An immediate family member refers to a persons:

This exemption does not extend to the immediate family members of temporary residents, such as international students.

More information on Assessing a Common Law relationship can be found here on IRCC's website.

More information on this exemption can be found here.

Stricter rules for foreign nationals transitioning through Canada to Alaska

Protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Canada are our top priorities. That's why today, we announced stricter rules and entry conditions on travellers transiting through Canada to Alaska. 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is announcing that as of July 31, 2020, at 12:01 am PDT stricter rules and additional entry conditions will be imposed on travellers transiting through Canada to Alaska for a non-discretionary purpose. These measures are put in place to further reduce the risk of introduction of COVID-19 cases and to minimize the amount of time that in-transit travellers are in Canada.

For more information click here. 

COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad

Canadians outside the country who are directly impacted by COVID-19 will be able to apply for an emergency repayable loan to facilitate their return to Canada and to cover basic essential needs while they work towards their return. Each application will be assessed according to their specific situation and needs.

If you are an eligible Canadian and are outside of Canada contact the nearest Government of Canada office or the Global Affairs Canada 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Center in Ottawa at +1 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted where available) or email [email protected].

For more information on the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad click here.

Emergency Contacts for Canadians Abroad

For any other consular emergencies, contact the nearest Government of Canada office or the Global Affairs Canada has a 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Center for Canadians abroad, available by phone at +1 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted where available) or by email [email protected].

Safety Measures at Airports

The Minister of Transport announced new safety measures that will be in place airport to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For more information visit Transport Canada.

Official Global Travel Advisories

Avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada and avoid all cruise ship travel until further notice.

As foreign governments implement strict travel restrictions and as fewer international transportation options are available, you may have difficulty returning to Canada or may have to remain abroad for an indeterminate period.

If you choose to travel despite these advisories, be aware that commercial airspace closures and movement restrictions can occur without warning and could prevent your return to Canada. The Government of Canada is not planning additional facilitated flights to bring Canadians home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are outside of Canada:

For more information visit

Inter-provincial Travel

Provinces and territories have put in place a number of pandemic response measures, including travel restrictions within their jurisdiction, to respond to the virus. These governments are proactively communicating information to citizens on these measures. We have emphasized the need to ensure the flow of essential goods and services while ensuring public health is protected. We urge all to follow the advice of local public health experts as we continue our fight against this global pandemic.

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