The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected global travel with ever-changing restrictions and guidelines.
Here’s all you need to know regarding COVID-19 travel for Canadian citizens.
Domestic travel during COVID-19
For safe domestic travel, follow the guidelines provided by health authorities and government agencies. These guidelines may vary depending on the country or region, so stay updated and adhere to the latest regulations. Check with the relevant authorities or consult official websites for accurate and up-to-date information before planning any domestic travel.
In September 2022, the Canadian government no longer requires wearing a mask for domestic travel.
International travel during COVID-19
As the world continues to navigate the challenges of the changing traveling regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic, take the time to plan and comply with the requirements for a comfortable international trip while ensuring the safety and well-being of everyone around you.
Before embarking on international travel, stay informed about the latest travel restrictions and requirements of both the destination country and the country of departure. These restrictions may include:
- Mandatory quarantine periods
- COVID-19 testing requirements
- Proof of vaccination
Even if you’re in another country, remember to take necessary precautions to protect yourself and others. This includes:
- Wearing masks
- Practicing good hand hygiene
- Maintaining social distancing
- Avoiding crowded places whenever possible
- Carrying hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes
- Having extra masks for personal use
In case of any emergency assistance related to COVID-19, contact the local embassy or consulate of the destination country. They can provide guidance and support in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
COVID-19 Vaccine information for Canadian citizens
As the vaccination rollout continues in Canada, it’s a priority for citizens to stay informed on the updates regarding the:
- Vaccine’s availability
- Eligibility criteria
- Distribution process
The Government of Canada has been working diligently to ensure that all eligible individuals have access to the vaccine in a timely manner.
To stay updated on vaccine information, Canadian citizens can visit the official government website dedicated to COVID-19. This website provides reliable and up-to-date information on the vaccine rollout plan, including priority groups, vaccination clinics and registration processes.
Once you’re eligible, follow the guidelines provided by local health authorities and register for the vaccine.
Canadian citizens can consult with their healthcare providers for personalized advice and information about the vaccine. With this, they’ll learn accurate and reliable information that will address any concerns or questions about the vaccine’s safety and efficacy.
Information for vaccinated travelers going overseas
For travelers going to the United States, check the following websites for comprehensive information on international travel:
- US Embassy website
- Visit the USA (Official travel website of the USA)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Also, check the travel restrictions of any countries that will be transited through during the journey. Airlines can provide additional information on specific requirements and protocols that must be followed.
In the event of any emergencies or concerns related to travel, vaccinated travelers can reach out to the US Embassy for assistance. Passport processing and other consular services can also be obtained at the designated consular building.
Entry and exit requirements
For a smooth and hassle-free journey, familiarize yourself with the entry and exit requirements set by your destination country.
Each country has its own set of regulations and procedures that must be followed to enter and exit the country legally. These requirements can include:
- Having a valid passport
- Obtaining a visa or travel authorization
- Providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test
- Adhering to quarantine or self-isolation protocols
It’s advisable to check for any travel advisories or updates regarding entry and exit requirements, as these may change without any warning.
If you’re planning to travel to and from Canada, stay informed and updated on the latest COVID-19 travel information for a safe and smooth travel experience. Inquire with the airline carrier for further information on travel restrictions and continue to adhere to COVID-19 precautions to keep you and everyone around you safe.