Mandatory Pre-Departure Negative COVID-19 Test Result

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Starting January 7, 2021, all passengers five years of age or older, flying to Canada from another country will be required to provide written or electronic documentation showing they received a negative result from a COVID-19 test.

The test must be performed within 72 hours prior to their scheduled boarding using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Without a negative COVID-19 test, travellers will not be permitted to board their flight.

Travellers to Canada must use ArriveCAN and provide accurate contact information and their mandatory 14-day quarantine plan on or before entry.

All travellers, regardless of test results, will have their quarantine plans reviewed by a government official and, if not suitable, will be asked to quarantine in a federal quarantine facility.

You can read more about these changes on the Transport Canada website.