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The Government of Canada has restricted non-essential travel of foreign nationals across its border, and therefore travel that is for optional, non-essential or discretionary purposes will not be permitted. Non-essential travel includes travelling for purposes such as tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions.

Be Aware of the Health Assessment

All travellers (travel to, from, or within Canada) must be asked health questions prior to boarding a flight. In response to these questions, travellers must not provide information that they know to be false or misleading.

  • Do you have a fever?
  • Do you have shortness of breath?
  • Do you have a cough?
  • Have you been denied boarding on a flight due these symptoms in the last 14 days?
  • Are you the subject of a provincial/territorial or local public health order?*

* For flights within Canada or departing Canada only.

If any of the answers are YES, the traveller will not be permitted to travel, unless they have a medical certificate to demonstrate that any symptoms they are presenting are unrelated to COVID-19.

As a reminder, no person should board a flight when they are feeling ill and could potentially put others at risk. If you are ill you must present an appropriate medical certificate. Should symptoms such as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing develop while in flight, please notify the flight crew immediately.

Travel within Canada

When arriving at your destination, you may be subject to further measures imposed by the provincial, territorial or municipal governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There are various measures in place in order to restrict non-essential inter and intra-provincial/ territorial travel as well as different isolation requirements. Ensure you are familiar with the restrictions imposed by the local authorities at your flight's destination.

Contact information for provincial and territorial COVID-19 resources is available via the Public Health Agency of Canada's website.

Temporary Acceptance of Expired ID for Domestic Air Travel - effective 27 March 2020 to 30 June 2020

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Government of Canada has approved the temporary acceptance of expired government-issued identification (ID) for domestic air travel. Acceptable expired ID is limited to ID which has expired on or after March 1, 2020. The ID must meet all other acceptance criteria. Further information on this temporary exemption and acceptable ID is available from the Government of Canada: Documents Needed for Air Travel.

Entry into Canada

To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada has imposed various travel restrictions. New travel restrictions may be imposed with little warning. Please ensure you are aware of all applicable travel restrictions prior to making a reservation.

The Government of Canada has restricted non-essential travel of foreign nationals across its border, and therefore travel that is for optional, non-essential or discretionary purposes will not be permitted. Non-essential travel includes travelling for purposes such as tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions.

Entry requirements and travel restrictions:

Will I be allowed entry into Canada?

Point of Departure I am Canadian I am a Foreign National
From an International Destination Yes – Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and immediate family members holding a valid travel document are permitted to board flights to Canada. No – Only transiting through Canada is permitted. (See Transit through Canada).
From a U.S. Destination Yes – Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and immediate family members holding a valid travel document are permitted to travel to Canada. See Conditions for foreign nationals travelling from the U.S. into Canada.

 

Conditions for foreign nationals travelling from the United States into Canada

All foreign nationals (a person who is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident) must be aware that they may be refused entry to Canada when travelling by air from the United States. The Government of Canada has restricted non-essential travel across its border, and therefore travel that is for optional or discretionary purposes, including tourism, recreation, or entertainment purposes will not be permitted. If a foreign national travelling from the United States is denied entry into Canada, further travel arrangements will be at the traveller's expense.

Exemptions

As of April 22, 2020, the following foreign nationals are permitted entry to Canada:

  • A person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
  • A person who, as determined by the Chief Public Health Officer appointed under subsection 6(1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health; or
  • A protected person within the meaning of subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

For more details on the restrictions and information regarding essential and non-essential travel, please refer to the Canada-U.S. border restrictions section on this page.

Before boarding your flight to Canada:

Read the entry requirements and travel restrictions described above

As of 12:00 EDT, March 27,2020, prior to boarding a flight from the United States, all foreign nationals will be required to confirm to Air Canada that they have read the entry requirements and travel restrictions described above and that, to the best of their knowledge, they are not prohibited from entering Canada under any Government of Canada Emergency Order related to COVID-19.

Read the relevant Emergency Order

Please read the relevant Emergency Order prior to booking a reservation or prior to arriving at the airport as you will need to confirm you have read the document before boarding your flight: Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Prohibition of Entry into Canada from the United States)

Review the mandatory quarantine information imposed by the government

As of March 26, 2020, all travellers who are permitted to enter or return to Canada must self-isolate for 14 days upon entry. There are exceptions for workers who are essential to the movement of goods and people. Individuals should avoid contact with other people for 14 days, while monitoring themselves closely for symptoms.

Further information is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada's COVID-19 Travel Advice webpage.

Transit through Canada:

Transit through Canada to another country from any location is permitted

When planning a connecting flight in Canada, please note the following:

  • Passengers are allowed to transit from international-to-international terminals at their arrival airport in Canada;
  • Passengers must arrive and depart from the same airport within a reasonable timeframe (i.e. 24 hours);
  • Passengers must remain in the secure area/ airside, meaning leaving the airport is not permitted.
  • Transiting passengers are not permitted to connect domestically to another Canadian airport prior to departing Canada (e.g. CUN-YYZ-YVR-NRT) is not permitted);
  • For clarity, passengers who are considered in transit are those that do not have to clear Customs (CBSA) and formally enter Canada in order to pick up their baggage to travel on a subsequent flight.

Entry into the United States

Travellers who are not U.S. nationals or legal permanent residents of the U.S. will not be permitted entry into Canada for the purpose of transiting into the United States.

U.S. nationals and legal permanent residents originating from one of the countries*  covered by the U.S. Emergency Amendment will be permitted to transit through Canada on the same calendar day through one of the approved U.S. airports listed below**.

*Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

The U.S. Government imposed new entry requirements that took effect at 5:00 pm ET on February 2, 2020.

I am a U.S. resident holding a U.S. passport/green card and have been to one of the countries indicated in the U.S Government new entry requirements in the last 14 days. Am I able to return to the U.S. on my Air Canada flight?

**You will be able to travel to the U.S. via certain airports approved by the U.S. Government. The approved airports Air Canada operates to are:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
  • Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
  • Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan
  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts
  • Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida

Please contact your travel agent or call us at 1-888-247-2262 (click here for international and other numbers) to discuss travel options. For Aeroplan redemption bookings, please call 1-800-361-5373.

Additional information from the U.S. Government is available here.

Entry in the United States - FAQs:

I hold a passport from another country (non-U.S. passport), and I have been to one of the countries indicated in the U.S Government new entry requirements in the last 14 days. Am I able to board my Air Canada flights to the U.S.?

No, you will not be able to board an Air Canada flight (or any other carrier's flight to the United States) unless you qualify for an exemption (see next question).

Please contact your travel agent or call us at 1-888-247-2262 (click here for international and other numbers) to discuss options including refunds. For Aeroplan redemption bookings, please call 1-800-361-5373.

Are there any exemptions to these entry requirements?

The U.S. Government has exemptions which include:

  • Any foreign national who is the spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;
  • Any foreign national who is the parent or legal guardian of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident is unmarried and under the age of 21;
  • Any foreign national who is the sibling of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that both are unmarried and under the age of 21;
  • Any foreign national who is the child, foster child, or ward of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, or who is a prospective adoptee seeking to enter the United States pursuant to the IR-4 or IH-4 visa classifications;
  • Any foreign national travelling at the invitation of the United States Government for a purpose related to containment or mitigation of the virus;
  • Any foreign national travelling as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(C) or (D) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(C) or (D), as a crewmember or any alien otherwise travelling to the United States as air or sea crew;
  • Any foreign national seeking entry into or transiting the United States pursuant to an A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3 (as a foreign government official or immediate family member of an official), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
  • Any foreign national whose entry would not pose a significant risk of introducing, transmitting, or spreading the virus, as determined by the CDC Director, or his designee;
  • Any foreign national whose entry would further important United States law enforcement objectives, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their respective designees based on a recommendation of the Attorney General or his designee; or
  • Any foreign national whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their designees.

For the latest information, please visit the U.S. Government website.

I have not been to the People's Republic of China or any other country as indicated in the U.S Government new entry requirements. Am I able to travel on my Air Canada flight to the U.S.?

Yes. Please check-in for your flight as usual.

I have been to the People's Republic of China or any other country as indicated in the U.S. Government new entry requirements more than 14 days ago, and I now have an Air Canada flight to the U.S. Am I able to travel?

Yes. Please check-in for your flight as usual.

More information for travel to other countries

What other countries have announced new entry requirements?

Several other countries have also imposed new entry requirements to their countries for passengers who have been to the People’s Republic of China and other countries affected by COVID-19.

Note that some countries are enforcing additional measures that may include mandatory quarantine upon arrival.

Please consult the government website of the country you are travelling to for their entry requirements. More information can be found here.

I have been to the People's Republic of China or other affected country within the restricted period as specified by a country with new entry requirements. Am I able to travel on my Air Canada flight to these countries?

If you have been to the People’s Republic of China or any of the affected countries within the restricted days of planned travel to a country with new entry requirements, you may not be able to board your Air Canada flight to affected destinations, unless you meet other requirements such as being a citizen or permanent resident of that country or destination.

Check the information in the question above for eligibility.

Please contact your travel agent or call us at 1-888-247-2262 (click here for international and other numbers) to discuss options including refunds. For Aeroplan redemption bookings, please call 1-800-361-5373.

I have not been to the People's Republic of China or any other affected country as specified by a country with new entry requirements. Am I able to travel on my Air Canada flight to these countries?

Yes. Please check-in for your flight as usual.

I have been to the People's Republic of China or any other affected country outside of the specified restricted days of the country I have an Air Canada flight to. Am I able to travel?

Yes. Please check-in for your flight as usual.