Pre-entry tests are no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada.
Please note, you must still use ArriveCAN.
All other travellers aged 5 years of age or older entering Canada, must provide proof of one of the following accepted types of test results:
- A pre-departure proof of a professionally administered or observed negative antigen test taken no more than 1 day before your scheduled flight or entry to Canada. The one day window does not depend on the time of day the test was taken or the time of your flight or entry.
- It must be administered or observed by a pharmacy, laboratory, healthcare entity or telehealth service.
- Proof of a valid negative molecular test taken outside of Canada within 72 hours of your scheduled flight’s departure time to Canada or your entry to Canada. Eg if your flight is scheduled to leave at 11:00 am on Friday, your test must have been taken any time after 10:59 am on Tuesday.
- Previous positive molecular test result: you no longer have symptoms and provide proof of a positive molecular test taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before entering Canada. Counting starts the day after your test. E.g. if your positive COVID-19 molecular test was taken on January 1, then January 11 would be the earliest scheduled departure date of your flight to Canada, or the first day you could use it to enter Canada by land or water
- if your positive proof is accepted you won’t have to take arrival or Day-8 tests
- this test can be taken in or outside of Canada
- a positive antigen test result is never a valid test result for boarding a flight or entry to Canada and can’t be used as proof of a previous infection
For further information on returning to Canada, please visit the Government of Canada.