Canada

  1. Passengers arriving from the USA are not allowed to enter until 21 January 2021.

This does not apply to:

– nationals of Canada;

– permanent residents of Canada;

– passengers who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel for a non-optional or non-discretionary purpose. They must comply with the requirement to quarantine based on their purpose of travel and intended length of stay if required;

– immediate family members of a national of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must prove that the purpose of their travel is to be with their immediate family member who is a national of Canada or permanent resident of Canada and that they intend to stay for at least 15 days;

– extended family members of a national of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must prove that they intend to be with their extended family member who is a national of Canada or permanent resident of Canada and that they intend to stay at least 15 days. They must have a statutory declaration signed by the Canadian national or permanent resident attesting to the relationship. They must also have a letter issued by IRCC ;

– passengers who enter on Compassionate Grounds and are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must have a letter issued by PHAC ;

– passengers who enter for the purpose of an International Single Sport Event. They must be asymptomatic and have a letter issued by the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH).

  • Passengers arriving from a country other than the USA are not allowed to enter until 21 January 2021.

This does not apply to :

– nationals of Canada ;

– permanent residents of Canada ;

– passengers who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel for a non-optional or non-discretionary purpose. They must be one of the 24 classes of persons in section 3 (1) of the Order in Council OIC 2020-0796 ;

– passengers who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the subject of a National Interest Exemption Letter issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness ;

– immediate family members of a national of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must prove that the purpose of their travel is to be with their immediate family member who is a national of Canada or permanent resident of Canada and that they intend to stay for at least 15 days ;

– extended family members of a national of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada who are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must prove that they intend to be with their extended family member who is a national of Canada or permanent resident of Canada and that they intend to stay at least 15 days. They must have a statutory declaration signed by the Canadian national or permanent resident attesting to the relationship. They must also have a letter issued by IRCC ;

– passengers who enter on Compassionate Grounds and are asymptomatic for Coronavirus (COVID-19). They must have a letter issued by PHAC ;

– passengers who enter for the purpose of an International Single Sport Event. They must be asymptomatic and have a letter issued by the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH).

  • Passengers must arrive at Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) or Vancouver (YVR).

– This does not apply to passengers arriving on direct flights from Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Suriname, Uruguay, USA or Venezuela.

  • Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days ; details can be found at
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/covid-19-information-essential-service-workers.html

All travel restrictions may be prolonged as necessary for public health reasons.

  • Passengers must submit their travel information electronically before boarding through the ArriveCAN app or the website https://tinyurl.com/y5w3okqq
  •   From 07 January: Passengers must present a negative COVID test (PCR test or RT-

                             LAMP).

The test must have been conducted within 72 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the direct flight to Canada from a last point of departure.

Exempted from this requirement:

  • children who are four years of age or younger (on the date of the flight or younger (ie., not yet turned five years old);
  • CREW (air crew member, future member of crew)
  • Transiting traveler who will be remaining in the sterile transit area until they leave Canada;
  • A person/class of persons who, in the opinion of the Chief Public Health Officer, has skills critical to Canada’s COVID-19 response;
  • Emergency Personnel (e.g., RCMP in-flight security officers (IFSO))

PCR Tests and Key Data Elements:

  • The test must be performed using a COVID-19 (PCR test or RT-LAMP). Antigen or antibody tests or other types of test such as Diffractive Phase Interferometry are not accepted;
  • The test must be performed using a PCR test within 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure of a flight to Canada. The 72H is calculated from the time of collect of the specimen;
  • The documentation of a negative laboratory test result must include the following data elements:

o Traveller Name and Date of Birth

o Name and civic address of the laboratory/clinic/facility that administered the test

o The date on which the test was conducted

o The method of test conducted (PCR or RT-LAMP)

o The test result

– until 18 January 2021, nationals and permanent residents of Canada and persons registered as Indian under the Indian Act, if arriving from Jamaica. They are subject to a Coronavirus;(COVID-19) test upon arrival;

– until 20 January 2021, passengers arriving from Haiti. They are subject to a Coronavirus;(COVID-19) test upon arrival;

– until 21 January 2021, passengers arriving; directly; from Bahamas, Barbados or Dominican Rep. They must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR, RT-PCR, Nucleic-acid Amplification Test (NAAT), LAMP or RT-LAMP test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure.

  • As of November 21, 2020, it is mandatory for all travelers flying to Canada to use ArriveCAN to submit your travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment.
  • Quarantine for 14 days

UPDATE 05/02/21: Passengers on immigration visas are not considered permanent residents issued by the services of the Canadian Embassy in Rabat. But new beneficiaries who leave to settle in this country. This status does not allow them to be accepted currently on flights to Canada.

New permanent resident status recipients, with the exception of those living in the United States of the Americas or sponsored by a family member living in Canada, must wait until travel restrictions are lifted to come to Canada.

In case of doubt, please contact the profiling services for the relief of doubt.

From February 22, 2021, all travellers arriving in Canada by air, with a few exceptions, will be required to:

1. Undergo a COVID-19 molecular screening test upon arrival in Canada before leaving the airport and a second test near the end of their 14-day quarantine. With a few exceptions,

2. Air travellers will also be required to book a three-night stay in a government-authorized hotel prior to departure to Canada. Travellers will be able to book their stay at a government-authorized hotel as of February 18, 2021.

These measures are in addition to those already in place prior to boarding and those related to health requirements for all travellers

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