Federal pandemic restrictions end at midnight this Friday

No more masking on planes or requirement for vaccination or ArriveCAN App to enter Canada as of Saturday

September 26, 2022, 11:55 am


The federal government of Canada has officially announced the removal of all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1, 2022, this Saturday.

The removal of border measures has been facilitated by a number of factors, including lower hospitalization and death rates from COVID-19.

Effective October 1, 2022, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;

provide proof of vaccination;

undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;

carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;

monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.

Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements. As of October 1, 2022, travellers will no longer be required to:

undergo health checks for travel on air and rail; or

wear masks on planes and trains.

Cruise measures are also being lifted, and travellers will no longer be required to have pre-board tests, be vaccinated, or use ArriveCAN.