Traveling to Canada in the era of Covid-19

The Covid-19 crisis has had a significant effect on how Canadians and foreign nationals travel across borders and into Canada. The Canadian government has developed very strict travel laws to control the spread of Covid-19.

Here are some of the rules everyone needs to know about the era of covid travelling.

  • Starting January 7th, 2021 there will be new mandatory covid-19 testing requirements for all air travellers coming into Canada (issued by a new Interim Order supported under the Quarantine Act)

  • In order to travel into Canada, all travellers ages 5 and over, must show proof of a negative covid-19 test before boarding a flight

  • Test must performed either by a molecular polymerase chain reaction or the loop-mediated isothermal amplification conducted not more than 72 hours before departure

  • All travellers will be questioned at the port of entry in Canada with regards to covid-19 tests and may be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada if needed for further assessment

  • Public Health, RCMP and other law enforcement agencies are working together to make certain that laws are being followed

  • The mandatory 14 day quarantine plan is to be followed strictly regardless of Covid tests and where the travellers are arriving from

  • Any travellers not compliant with Canadian laws and regulations will be denied boarding by the airline

  • Should any travellers entering Canada develop any Covid-19 symptoms, they must alert authorities

  • Travellers using fraudulent means to enter Canada can be fined up to $5,000 under the Aeronautics Act

  • Violating any instructions provided when you enter Canada is an offence under the Quarantine Act and could lead to up to six months in prison and/or $750,000 in fines

  • Airline failing to comply with the rules and regulations can be fined up to $25,000


The following are exemptions to this new Interim Order:

  • Children under the age of 4

  • Airline Crew members

  • People with exemptions from Transport Canada, Public Health Chief or Health Minister


And lastly, if your quarantine plan does not satisfy government officials, you may be required to quarantine at a designated facility.

For more information

Call us today to find out if you are eligible to travel to Canada or to find out your options to migrate to Canada amid this crisis. Getting professional help is always recommended. Olympia Immigration has successfully assisted many clients with different immigration matters. Contact us for more information on your immigration options. For more details call 647-325-2905 or email us at info@olympiaimmigration.ca

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