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Know your entry requirements before you fly

The Government of Canada has restricted non-essential travel of foreign nationals across its border. Foreign nationals wishing to enter Canada by air 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.

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Below you will find the latest information surrounding government-imposed entry requirements and COVID-19 safety measures as they relate to air travel. To help make your journey as smooth as possible and to avoid any long delays or potential government enforcement action for non-compliance with these requirements, please take a moment to review the information found on this page.

To limit the spread of COVID-19, governments across the globe have imposed various travel restrictions. These new travel restrictions may be imposed or amended with little warning. Please ensure you are aware of the latest, relevant travel restrictions prior to making a reservation and again before travelling, by contacting the authorities of your destination.

Passengers who knowingly provide false or misleading information to Air Canada regarding their admissibility to a country may be subject to a monetary penalty from the Government of Canada.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you - and any child travelling with you - have all the valid travel documents necessary to enter in, exit from or transit through, each country/region on your itinerary regardless of if the flight is operated by Air Canada or another carrier.

Some countries require you to submit a form and the results of a COVID-19 PCR test prior to departure.

While Air Canada makes best efforts to keep the information on this page updated, due to fast-changing government mandates and restrictions Air Canada is not responsible for the accuracy of this information. We encourage all passengers to validate the information directly with the concerned governmental authorities.

Visit the IATA Travel Centre and Travel and Tourism Canada for detailed information on country-specific passport, visa and health requirements, or contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of each country on your itinerary.

Note that the documents required for the outbound portion of your travel may differ from those required for the return.

Be aware of the health and safety measures

All travellers 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, cough, or breathing difficulties?
  • Do you have, or suspect you have, COVID-19?
  • Have you been refused transportation by an air carrier in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to COVID-19?
  • Are you currently under mandatory quarantine because of recent travel or subject to a public health order from any public health authority?

For the safety and well-being of our customers and employees, you may not be permitted to travel if you have a fever, breathing difficulties, a cough, or have been denied boarding due to these symptoms in the last 14 days, unless you have a medical certificate confirming the symptoms are unrelated to COVID-19. Additionally, you may be subject to preventative measures imposed by a national, provincial or territorial government at your final destination.

Temperature Checks

Pre-flight infrared temperature checks are required, and customers must wear face coverings over their nose and mouth while at check-in, during the boarding process and during their flight. You may be refused transportation for 14 days if you have an elevated temperature and do not have a medical certificate confirming it is unrelated to COVID-19.

Mandatory Face Coverings

Please note that for those over the age of 2, face coverings are a mandatory requirement issued by Transport Canada. Except for flights to or from the United States (U.S.), children older than 2 but less than 6 years of age who cannot tolerate wearing a face covering are exempted from wearing a one, provided that the adult responsible for the child ensures a face covering is readily available to the child prior to boarding the flight.

On February 1st 2021, the U.S. Transportation of Security Administration (TSA) issued an order mandating that all children over the age of 2, travelling to and from the United States, are required to wear a face covering at all times while boarding, onboard and while deplaning.

Acceptable face coverings are made with protective layers of absorbent fabric (such as cotton) that snugly fit over the nose and mouth and are secured to the face with ties or ear loops. A non-medical mask or face covering with an exhalation valve or vent, with slits or punctures, or made with mesh or lace fabric, a neck gaiter, a bandana, or a plastic face shield/covering have been deemed ineffective in the protection against COVID-19 according to requirements outlined by Transport Canada and the TSA, and as such they do not qualify as acceptable face coverings when travelling with us. All passengers who are not compliant with the face covering requirements may be denied boarding and will be reported to the relevant authority, which could result in a financial penalty. Any time an Air Canada agent or crew member asks you to remove your face covering (such as for an ID check) remember to do so by untying it or unhooking the loop from your ear, and avoid touching the front of the face covering when removing it. If wearing oxygen masks is needed because of loss of cabin pressure or other event affecting aircraft ventilation, face coverings should be removed to accommodate oxygen masks.

Learn more about what is accepted as an acceptable face covering.

Medical Certificates

You may be exempt from the requirement to wear a face covering if the two following conditions are met:

  1. You have a valid medical certificate confirming that there is a medical reason preventing you from wearing a face covering during your travel, and that you have received authorization not to wear a face covering from Air Canada. Please contact the Air Canada Medical Assistance Desk for details or, for European departures only, please present your medical certificate at the airport prior to departure.
  2. For customers eligible for a face covering exemption, as of December 14, 2020, you will also need to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours from departure, at the airport check-in and/or prior to boarding the flight. Note that you may need another negative COVID-19 test for your return journey if the departure of your return trip exceeds 72h from the time your test was taken.

By checking-in and boarding a flight, you acknowledge your understanding of the requirements and agree to comply with these safety measures.

Should symptoms such as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing develop while on board, 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 to restrict non-essential inter and intra-provincial/territorial travel, including new entry forms or possible self-quarantine requirements on arrival. Ensure you are familiar with the restrictions imposed by the local authorities at your destination.

Contact information for provincial and territorial COVID-19 resources can be found by visiting the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website or any provincial government website:

Here you will find an interactive map showing the status of travel for each Canadian province and territory.

New entry and quarantine requirements in Canada

Customers entering Canada must complete a mandatory quarantine in an approved hotel and take two COVID-19 tests. This is in addition to providing a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test.

Effective since February 22, 2021 at 12:00am EST, in addition to providing a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test, customers arriving in Canada must take two COVID-19 molecular tests — one on arrival at the airport and one as part of an at-home test kit to be completed later in the quarantine period. Before traveling to Canada, you must also book and pay for a three-night stay in a government-authorized accommodation where you will remain until receiving the results from your first test. See below information on how to book your mandatory 3-night stay.

If you are connecting to another destination within Canada, note that you must take your test on arrival and complete the mandatory three-night hotel stay at your first point of entry into Canada. You will also need to claim any checked baggage on arrival, if applicable. Once you receive the result of the first testm if it is negative, you will be able to continue to your final destination within Canada and complete the remainder of your quarantine there. If the result is positive, you will be moved to a federal designated quarantine facility to complete the remainder of your 14-day quarantine.

If you are connecting to an onward international destination, you are exempt from this requirement, as long as you remain in the secure terminal area.

Only certain travelers will be exempt from the arrival testing and mandatory hotel stay. For official details, please visit the Government of Canada’s travel assistance site.

Here are further details to help prepare for your arrival.

  1. Rebook your connecting flight.
    As you will need to quarantine at your first point of entry, you will need to rebook your connecting flight for three days after your original arrival date in Canada to await your test results. Your travel agent or Air Canada would be happy to rebook you at no charge. If you do not rebook your connecting flight prior to departure, we may rebook you on a connecting flight at our discretion. Please see your booking assistance options at the bottom of this email.
  2. Take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to the departure of your flight.
    All customers five years of age or older entering Canada from an international destination are required to provide, prior to boarding a flight, a negative COVID-19 molecular test. The test must be taken within 72 hours of departure from your flight to Canada. You do not need to provide a negative COVID-19 test if:
    • You are only transiting through a Canadian airport from one international destination to another, without entering Canada. Please ensure you are aware of and in compliance with the entry requirements for your final destination.
    • You have recovered from COVID-19 but continue to test positive long after you have recovered and are no longer infectious. Travellers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 must provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test conducted between 15 and 90 days prior to your entry into Canada or your scheduled flight.
    • You fall into one of the other exemption categories as specified by the Public Health Agency of Canada

    For information on testing entities abroad visit aircanada.com/covid19testing. For all details on pre-departure COVID-19 testing for entry into Canada, visit the Government of Canada site.
  3. Reserve your room at a government-authorized accommodation for three nights.
    There are a number of hotels to choose from, located near each of the four international airports in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. Hotel bookings are managed by GB Travel Canada Inc., and are available by phone only. To book your mandatory 3-night hotel stay, please call:
    • 1-800-294-8253 (from within North America)
    • 1-613-830-2992 (from outside North America)
    For more information, please visit the Government of Canada site.
  4. Download the free ArriveCAN mobile app.
    You must use ArriveCAN prior to your arrival in Canada to submit mandatory contact details, booking confirmation of your pre-paid 3-night stay at a government-authorized accommodation, and quarantine plan information. Failure to do so may result in a fine. After your entry to Canada, you will be required to report your symptoms daily. You may be contacted by the Government of Canada and provincial/territorial officers throughout your quarantine period. If you cannot download the mobile app, you can also sign in to ArriveCAN online.
  5. Register for your arrival COVID-19 test in advance.
    For a quicker testing experience, you can register for your test, at the airport of your arrival, in advance of your flight into Canada.
  1. Complete your COVID-19 test at the airport.
    Unless you are considered exempt by Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) upon arrival, you will take a mandatory COVID-19 molecular test, which is considered your Day 1 test.
  2. Proceed immediately from the airport to your reserved government-authorized accommodation.
  3. You must stay at the hotel for three nights or until you receive your test result. If your vehicle is parked in one of the airport’s parking lots and it is within walking distance from the airport (i.e., you don’t need public transit to get to your vehicle) you can drive to your hotel. If you do not have a private vehicle at the airport, you may take a shuttle bus to your approved hotel (as instructed at the airport) or a taxi/limousine. You cannot be picked up by another person or use a ridesharing service.
  4. Receive the results from your COVID-19 test and take action accordingly.
    • If result is negative: you will be able to proceed to your place of quarantine to complete the remainder of the 14-day requirement. This includes taking a flight to your final destination in Canada if applicable. If you were connecting to another destination within Canada, and you receive your negative test result sooner than 3 days, please contact your travel agent or Air Canada to be rebooked. We will do our utmost to accommodate.
    • If result is positive: you will be transferred to a federal designated quarantine facility to complete the remainder of your mandatory 14-day quarantine. If you were connecting to another destination within Canada, you must contact us to rearrange your flight plans.
  5. Complete the remainder of your mandatory 14-day quarantine and complete your test kit as instructed later in your quarantine.
    Even with a negative Day 1 COVID-19 test, you still have to take your second COVID-19 test as instructed with your at-home test kit.. You will be required to stay in your place of quarantine until you receive a negative test result. If you receive a positive test result, you must contact your local public health authority and follow their directions. Don’t forget to use ArriveCAN to check-in daily during your quarantine.

Note that policies and requirements change frequently, and it remains your responsibility to ensure you are in compliance. We therefore strongly encourage you to visit the relevant government websites for the latest requirements as Air Canada is not responsible for how they are applied by the governments. You can visit the Government of Canada at travel.gc.ca for more information. The Government of Canada has also made available a “Flying to Canada Checklist” to help you prepare for your trip. For specific questions related to the implementation of the government policy, please contact the government or Canadian Consular Services. To find out information about travellers who may be exempt from any of the Government’s public health measures, contact the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Booking assistance
If you booked with a travel agent or any online travel agency (for example, Expedia or Priceline), kindly contact them directly for assistance. Each partner has a unique booking system that we are unable to access in order to assist with your booking.

For Air Canada Vacations bookings, please call 1-800-296-3408.

For Air Canada for Business bookings, please call 1-888-335-4189.
For Aeroplan bookings, please call 1-800-361-5373.

If you booked directly with Air Canada (including aircanada.com, the Air Canada Mobile App, and our Contact Centres) or Kayak, Google Flights, and Skyscanner, you can also call us at 1-888-247-2262. For international and other numbers, visit www.aircanada.com/othernumbers

Additional information and travel restrictions:



The Government of Canada has restricted non-essential travel of foreign nationals across its border. Foreign nationals (a person who is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident) wishing to enter Canada by air 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. If a foreign national is denied entry into Canada, further travel arrangements will be at the traveller’s expense.

Find out if you can travel to Canada using the Government of Canada’s information tool. It was created to assist you to determine if you can enter Canada at this time. Final determination on entry and quarantine is made by a government representative at the port of entry based on the information presented at the time of entry.

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’.

Certain family member and student provisions have been updated by the Government of Canada, currently in force until October 31, 2020. For detailed information on these updated provisions please visit the Government of Canada webite: (click here)

It is mandatory for all travellers flying to Canada to submit their COVID-related information digitally through ArriveCAN

ArriveCAN is available as a free mobile app or by signing in online.
Download the app for free today for iOS or Android.

Before you board your flight:

You must use ArriveCAN to provide:

  • Travel and contact information
  • Quarantine plan (unless exempt under conditions set out in the Mandatory Isolation Order)
  • COVID-19 symptom self-assessment

Travellers must be ready to show their ArriveCAN receipt when seeking entry into Canada; a Border Services Oofficer will verify that they have submitted their information digitally. Travellers who provide any false or misleading information about their health they may be subject to a monetary penalty, up to $5,000.

Travellers who do not submit the required information digitally before boarding their flight could be subject to enforcement action, which can range from verbal warnings to a $1,000 fine.

If you are an in-transit passenger whose final destination is not Canada, you do not have to submit your information via ArriveCAN.

For more information visit Canada.ca/ArriveCAN.

Entry into the United States

Pre-departure COVID-19 test required for travelling to the United States

Effective for flights departing for the United States as of January 26, 2021 at 12:00am EST:

  • All customers two years of age or older whether arriving on a non-stop flight to the United States or via one or more connecting flights will be required to provide, prior to boarding their flight, a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test or provide a written or electronic documentation of recovery from COVID-19.
    • The test must be taken within 3 days of departure from your flight to the United States.
    • If you are arriving via one or more connecting flights, the test must be taken within 3 days prior to the departure of your initial flight but only if the connecting flights were booked on the same reservation with a destination in the United States, and each connection is no longer than 24 hours.
  • Even with a negative COVID-19 test, you may be subject to further measures imposed by local governments at your destination to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There are various measures in place to restrict non-essential travel, including new entry forms or self-quarantine requirements on arrival. Visit the CDC Travel Planner to learn more.
  • In addition, all customers must complete an attestation form before boarding your flight to the United States confirming compliance with the requirements. You may be unable to board your flight if you do not have the required COVID-19 test or document of recovery AND the completed attestation form.
  • For Hawaii-bound customers who would like to take part in the Hawaii Safe Travels quarantine reduction program, please note that your pre-departure test must be from a Safe Travel accredited lab.

You do not need to provide a negative COVID-19 test if your flight to the United States is prior to January 26, 2021.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site for more information including frequently asked questions about the new testing requirement. You can also contact the CDC Info line at 1-800-232-4636 or fill out their contact form online.

For U.S. passengers in need of emergency assistance, please contact your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. For more general information, please visit the U.S. Department of State website or call:

  • From the U.S. and Canada: 1-888-407-4747
  • From overseas: +1 202-501-4444

Booking assistance
If you would like to change your flight, please contact your travel agent or call us at 1-888-247-2262. For international and other numbers, visit www.aircanada.com/othernumbers.

When arriving at your destination, you may be subject to further measures imposed by local governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There are various measures in place to restrict non-essential travel, including new entry forms or self-quarantine requirements on arrival.

Before travelling, please consult the Centre for Disease Control website for the latest recommendations and guidelines for your destination. Learn More.

It is each passenger’s responsibility to ensure that they are familiar with the restrictions imposed by the local authorities at their destination.

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 following countries covered by the U.S. Emergency Amendment will be permitted to transit through Canada on the same calendar day:

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

The U.S. Government imposed new entry requirements that took effect at 12:01 a.m. ET on January 30, 2021.

A U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States, in possession of a U.S. passport or Green Card and who has been to one of the countries listed in the U.S. Government entry requirements in the last 14 days, is permitted to travel to the U.S. Restrictions apply to individuals who are not Citizens of the United States or US Green Card Holders and who have travelled to the one of the countries listed below within the last 14 days:

  1. People’s Republic of China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau)
  2. Islamic Republic of Iran
  3. Schengen Area, comprising the 26 European states that have officially removed border control at their mutual borders: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland
  4. United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe)
  5. Republic of Ireland
  6. Federative Republic of Brazil
  7. South Africa

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.

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



Frequently asked questions:



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.

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 non-citizen 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 noncitizen travelling from the People’s Republic of China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions Hong Kong and Macau) or the Islamic Republic of Iran 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 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.
  • The prohibition for boarding individuals who have been present in one of the countries listed above , except for the People’s Republic of China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions Hong Kong and Macau) during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States does not apply to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces

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

NEW Entry requirements for travelling to the United Kingdom (UK)

NEW Pre-departure COVID-19 test required for travelling to the United Kingdom (UK)

Effective for flights arriving in the UK as of February 15, 2021:

  • All customers twelve years of age or older entering or transiting through the United Kingdom from an international destination are required to provide, prior to boarding a flight, a negative COVID-19 PCR, LAMP or Lateral Flow test. The test must be taken within 3 days of departure from your flight to the United Kingdom.
  • All customers with a final destination in the UK are required to quarantine for 10 days and take two additional COVID-19 tests - one on Day 2 and a second on Day 8 of their mandatory quarantine. These tests must be pre-booked and pre-paid with a government-approved testing provider at a package cost of £210. Visit the UK Government’s COVID-19 Testing site for more information and to book your test.
  • Any customers arriving to the UK who have been in a country on the UK’s “red list” in the previous 10 days are not permitted to enter the UK unless you are a British national, Irish national, or anyone with residence rights in the UK. If you are permitted to enter, you must purchase a hotel quarantine package through a dedicated online portal. The charge for this mandatory hotel quarantine will be £1,750 and includes transfer, accommodation, and two COVID tests.
  • To protect your health and others, everyone must complete an online passenger locator form before departure to the UK. Your Day 2 and Day 8 COVID test booking confirmation must be entered in this form.
  • You may be able to shorten the 10-day self-isolation period by opting into a Test to Release scheme depending on which part of the UK you are in. Even with Test to Release, you are still required to purchase a 2-test package and take the Day 8 test. The Test to Release option is not available to those who have travelled to a “red list” country.

The United Kingdom is taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  1. All persons (including UK nationals and residents) arriving in the UK from outside the common travel area must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to the UK. For further information please visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england
  2. To protect your health and others’, everyone must complete an online passenger locator form before arrival in the United Kingdom.
  3. All arrivals must quarantine for 10 days unless exempt. If you have travelled through a red list country in the last 10 days, you must have a valid managed quarantine facility booked prior to departure. For information please visit: www.gov.uk/travel-quarantine-and-testing. Check the list of exempt countries immediately before travel and the list of work-related exemptions if travelling for work.
  4. Everyone is required to take a coronavirus test on days 2 and 8 of their quarantine. You must have this booked prior to departure. For information please visit: www.gov.uk/travel-quarantine-and-testing.
  5. It is a legal requirement that you wear a face covering on public transport in the UK.
  6. If you quarantine in England, you may opt into Test to Release. For further information please visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Please visit www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.

Booking assistance

If you would like to change your flight, please contact your travel agent or call us at 1-888-247-2262. For international and other numbers, visit www.aircanada.com/othernumbers.

Pre-departure COVID-19 test and documentation required for travelling to France

Effective January 31st, 2021, the Government of France added additional travel restrictions on travellers from non-EU countries as well as from France. A customer must have a ‘compelling reason to justify travel to AND from France’ which should fall into one of the following categories:

  • Compelling personal or family-related reasons, and/or
  • Compelling health reasons, and/or
  • Compelling professional reasons.

Full details on acceptable reasons to justify travel to and from France can be found on the ‘Certificate of Travel for Compelling Reasons form’ (Certificate of Travel form) on the Government of France site. Both customers travelling to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) are required to complete a Certificate of Travel form in addition to supporting documents indicating the reason for the trip. All form types can be found on the Government of France site.

For customers travelling to France from an international destination; Effective January 18, 2021 at 00:01 GMT:

  • All customers eleven years of age or older entering France from an international destination are required to provide, prior to boarding a flight, a negative COVID-19 PCR test. A COVID-19 rapid antigen test is no longer accepted as of January 18, 2021.
  • The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to your flight departing for France. Again, this testing window is from your scheduled time of departure and not your scheduled time of arrival. If you have a connecting flight prior to your flight to France, you will have 72 hours from the departure time of your first flight.
  • Even with a negative COVID-19 test, if you are entering France, you must present before boarding a Sworn Statement (more details below) indicating that you will commit to respect a 7-day quarantine and, if eleven years of age or older, will undergo another COVID-19 PCR test at the end of your quarantine.

You do not need to provide a negative pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test if:

  • You are only transiting through an airport in France from one international destination to another, without entering France. Please ensure you are aware of and in compliance with the entry requirements for your final destination; and/or
  • It is impossible to get a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure in your country, in which case, you will need to get an exception from the French Embassy wherever you are.

In addition to the negative COVID-19 PCR test, you must print and complete the Certificate of Travel form and the Sworn Statement form (found on the Government of France site) and present them to Air Canada gate agents prior to boarding the flight to France. If you do not have your negative COVID-19 PCR test, Travel Certificate and Sworn Statement forms you will be unable to travel. The Certificate of Travel form requires you to provide a reason for entering France and the Sworn Statement must be signed attesting that you do not show symptoms of COVID-19 infection and that you are unaware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the fourteen days preceding your flight to France. Please note, there is a sworn statement form specifically for children under eleven years old that excludes the testing commitment.  

The government also has an FAQ.

Booking assistance

If you would like to change your flight, please contact your travel agent or call us at 1-888-247-2262. For international and other numbers, visit www.aircanada.com/othernumbers.

Entry into international destinations

Before travelling internationally, please check the entry requirements specific to your destination by visiting the government website specific to your destination, below.

Each country has unique requirements which may include forms that must be completed and submitted online, and/or printed and presented at the airport prior to boarding a flight. Failure to meet country entry requirements may result in long delays at the airport or upon arrival at your destination. Travellers may also be refused travel or be subject to government enforcement action for non-compliance.

When arriving at your destination, you may be subject to further measures imposed by the local governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There are various measures in place to restrict non-essential travel, including new entry forms or self-quarantine requirements on arrival. Ensure you are familiar with the restrictions imposed by the local authorities at your destination.

Visit the IATA Travel Centre and Travel and Tourism Canada for detailed information on country-specific passport, visa and health requirements, or contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of each country on your itinerary.

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Countries showing an asterisk [*] may test arriving passengers at random or at their discretion.
Before travelling internationally, please check the entry requirements specific to your destination by visiting the governments’ websites.
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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:

  • If you are an in-transit passenger whose final destination is not Canada, you do not have to submit your travel and contact information, quarantine information and COVID-19 self-assessment through ArriveCAN.
  • Passengers in transit to another international station who meet all the transit through Canada requirements are exempt from the three-night in a government-authorized accommodation.
  • 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 forms

Each country has unique requirements which may include forms that must be completed and submitted online, and/or printed and presented at the airport prior to boarding a flight. Failure to meet country entry requirements may result in long delays at the airport or upon arrival at your destination. Travellers may also be refused travel or be subject to government enforcement action for non-compliance.

Find below a high-level list, or visit the IATA Travel Centre and Travel and Tourism Canada for detailed information on country-specific passport, visa and health requirements, or contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of each country on your itinerary.

Country Entry forms
Antigua and Barbuda Entry form
Aruba Entry form
Australia Entry form
Bahamas Entry form
Barbados Entry form
Belgium Entry form
Bermuda Entry form
Brazil Entry form
Canada ArriveCAN online form

ArriveCAN app
Chile Entry form
China Health Declaration form

Approved clinics for negative test certificate (English)

Approved clinics for negative test certificate (Chinese)
Colombia Entry form

Additional information
Costa Rica Entry form
Cuba Entry form
Curaçao Entry form
Dominican Republic Entry form
France Entry form
Germany Entry form
Grenada Entry form
Guadeloupe Entry form
Hawaii Entry form
Hong Kong Entry form
India Entry form
Iran Entry form
Ireland Entry form
Israel Entry form
Italy Entry form
Jamaica Entry form
Japan Entry form
Martinique Entry form
Mexico Entry form
Morocco Entry form
Netherlands Entry form
Pakistan Entry form
Philippines Entry form
Poland Entry form
Qatar Entry form
South Africa Entry form
South Korea Entry form
St. Lucia Entry form
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Entry form
Switzerland Entry form
Thailand Entry form
Turkey Entry form
Turks and Caicos Entry form
United Arab Emirates Entry form
United Kingdom Entry form

Additional information
United States Entry form

State & Territorial Health Department Websites

Additional information
Vietnam Entry form