What to Expect at the Airport in Your Home Country

Submit COVID-Related Information through ArriveCAN:

You must use ArriveCAN to digitally submit your:

  • travel and contact information
  • quarantine plan (if applicable)
  • Vaccine information
  • COVID-19 symptom self-assessments
You must be ready to show your ArriveCAN receipt to the border services officer when entering Canada.

Health Checks

Before you board a flight to Canada, the airline will conduct necessary health checks with you.

Air operators will screen your temperature at the point of departure. Learn more.

If your health check reveals that you have a high temperature and you are unable to provide a medical certificate explaining your illness is not COVID-19, you will not be allowed to board the plane. The air operator will instruct you to re-book in 14 days and provide additional health information.

Frequently Asked Questions

A. Can the airline prevent me from boarding?
Yes, the airline has the authority to prevent any traveller from boarding their flight.
B. What happens if I don't submit the required information digitally through ArriveCAN before boarding?

If you do not use ArriveCAN to submit the required information before boarding, the airline may prevent you from boarding.

If you are able to board your flight and arrive in Canada without entering your information digitally through ArriveCAN, you may

  • Face additional delays at the airport for public health questioning
  • Be subject to enforcement action, ranging from verbal warnings to fines.

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