With effect from October 1, the Canadian government will lift COVID-19 border and travel restrictions

No masks or health screenings are required for passengers travelling by air or rail




For everyone entering Canada starting next weekend, the federal government announced the lifting of entry restrictions relating to COVID-19, including testing quarantine and isolation requirements.

Effective October 1, 2022, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

• Submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;
• Provide proof of vaccination;
• Undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;
• Carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;
• Monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.

On the same day, Transport Canada will follow suit and lift limitations. No masks or health screenings are required for passengers travelling by air or rail.

Despite the lifting of the masking requirement, all travellers are strongly encouraged to wear high-quality, properly-fitted masks, according to Transport Canada’s press statement.

Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos stated, “Thanks in large part to Canadians who rolled up their sleeves to get vaccinated, and our dedicated public health and frontline workers, we have reached the point where we can safely remove the measures put in place to manage COVID-19 and its variants at our borders.”