Travelling to Canada and self-isolation

Vaccination requirements for travel within Canada and departing Canada

Currently, you must qualify as fully vaccinated in order to board:

  • domestic or international flights departing from most airports in Canada, including charter and foreign airlines carrying commercial passengers – this includes boarding a flight to return to your home country
  • VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains

If you don’t qualify as fully vaccinated and don’t permanently reside in Canada, you will be allowed to depart Canada up until August 31, 2022 with proof of a valid COVID-19 test result. After that time, you will need to be fully vaccinated in order to board a flight or train to leave Canada.


New entry requirements now in effect

As of January 15, 2022, international students (18 years or older) can only enter Canada if they qualify as fully vaccinated travellers.

As of April 25, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to provide a quarantine plan upon entry. Furthermore, fully vaccinated travellers arriving to Canada are no longer federally required to do the following for 14 days after arriving:

  • mask while in public spaces;
  • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms;
  • quarantine if another traveller in the same travel group exhibits signs or symptoms or tests positive; and
  • maintain a list of close contacts and locations visited.

All travellers are still required to use ArriveCAN (free mobile app or website) to provide mandatory travel information within 72 hours of their arrival to Canada and/or before boarding a plane or cruise ship destined for Canada, including:

  • contact and travel information, and
  • vaccination information and proof of vaccination (if applicable).

For more details review: International students: Travel restrictions and exemptions and COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada


Last updated: May 4, 2022
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions have been put in place that limit travel to Canada. Please make sure to follow the guidelines from the Government of Canada website to plan your arrival to Canada.

The following pages will help you understand the steps to take and what to expect as you make your plans to travel or return to Canada as an international student: