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Last updated: 4 October 2021, 10:59 (GMT +4)
Travel to Canada
Effective 7 September, all fully vaccinated foreign nationals are eligible to enter Canada by air for discretionary travel, as long as all other entry requirements are met. must be completed prior to boarding a flight to Canada and the receipt must be presented at check-in
Pre-departure testing is still required for fully vaccinated travellers.
Passengers are considered fully vaccinated if they meet the below conditions:
- have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines
- have received the last required dose at least 14 days prior to entering Canada
COVID-19 testing requirements
All international passengers from the age of 5 years and above, including fully vaccinated passengers, who are travelling to Canada are required to complete a COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours prior to the scheduled departure to Canada.
If you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to take an on-arrival COVID-19 molecular test at the airport, unless you are . Passengers are strongly advised to for testing before arrival. You must then go directly to your place of quarantine to await the test results, and also complete a test on day 8 of your quarantine.
- Refer to for information on accepted COVID-19 tests.
- The 72 hour timeline is from the date the test is taken, and not when the result is issued.
- The 72 hour timeline is applicable from the departure to Canada and not the first point of departure.
Passengers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 are required to provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test conducted between 14 and 180 days prior to departure, instead of a negative COVID-19 molecular test. A positive COVID-19 test issued within 14 days and 180 days of departure from India will not be accepted.
Restrictions for passengers travelling from India
The Government of Canada has suspended flights from India until further notice.
During that period, passengers who are not travelling on direct flights from India to Canada must take a COVID-19 PCR test in any country out of India. The test does not have to be taken in the country of final departure.
Forms required for travel
All travellers must submit their information to ArriveCAN within 72 hours before arrival in Canada, including their contact information, quarantine plan, vaccination information and a COVID-19 symptom self-assessment.
Please note that foreign nationals seeking to board a flight to Canada who are fully vaccinated but show an ArriveCAN receipt without an “I” or “V” should resubmit their ArriveCAN submission with two images of their vaccination certificate/record and select “discretionary/optional travel by fully vaccinated foreign national(s)” as the purpose of travel.
Travel from Canada
If you are travelling from Canada, you may be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and submit additional documentation before departure. Please check the requirements of your specific destination before you travel.
COVID-19 PCR testing can now be done at a designated facility “Switch Health”, which promises a quick return of the test results as well as an applicable discount for Emirates customers using EMIRATES-SH code. .
Travelling to, from and through Dubai
If you re travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.