UK citizens can finally fly to Canada and book up for their 2022/2023 Canada holiday knowing that they will actually get there.
Welcome to our Travel advice to Canada from the UK, we will make sure this is updated as often as possible
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Note this article was last updated 8 November 2021 and was correct at time of writing
Canada has opened their borders as of the 30 October 2021, to fully vaccinated visitors. ( From October 30 through November 29, 2021, there will be a short transition period when travellers who don’t qualify as fully vaccinated will be able to travel if they can show a valid COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of travel.)
Passengers travelling to Canada from uk during covid will have to show proof of vaccination before boarding a Canadian-bound plane and a negative COVID test result, taken within 72 hours of departure.
To enter Canada, the vaccine you’ve received should either be FDA-approved or included in WHO’s Emergency Use Listing. The AstraZeneca jab, is one on the list.
Addition to the vaccination requirement, all existing mandatory pre-boarding and health requirements for passengers remain in place, including health check questions, and wearing masks inside airports and rail terminals, and while on board planes and trains.
All passengers must wear a mask throughout their entire travel journey except for brief periods while eating, drinking, or taking oral medication, or unless otherwise exempt
When Returning to England from the US you must now take only one COVID test on day two of arriving back in the country. If you’re not vaccinated, you have to self-isolate for 10 days when you get home and take a second COVID test on day eight. For both vaccinated and non vaccinated you will also have to fill out a passenger locator form before arriving at UK customs.
What are the travel restrictions & requirements in Canada for late 2021 and early 2022?
Federal requirements for travel within Canada
The Government of Canada requires all travellers 12 years and 4 months of age and older to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination to use federally regulated methods of travel:
Departing from any Canadian airport
Travelling on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains
Staying on a non-essential passenger vessel for more than 24 hours (like a cruise ship)
BC Ferries does not require proof of vaccination
Note: For travel within Canada, you're considered fully vaccinated 14 days after you get your second dose of vaccine.
During the transition period to November 30, 2021, anyone who is partially vaccinated can travel if they show a negative COVID-19 molecular test from within 72 hours prior to departure.
Regardless of your citizenship or vaccination status, to enter Canada, you must meet requirements for pre-entry molecular tests and use ArriveCAN: