Entry rules have changed at border

Travel restrictions have eased at federal border crossings. According to a release by the Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA), fully vaccinated travellers will now have the option of using a COVID-19 rapid antigen test result (taken the day prior to their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry) or a molecular test result (taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border or marine port of entry) to meet pre-entry requirements. Taking a rapid antigen test at home is not sufficient to meet the pre-entry requirement – it must be authorized by the country in which it was purchased and must be administered by a laboratory, healthcare entity or telehealth service, according to the release.

All travellers must continue to submit their mandatory information in ArriveCAN. Travellers should check if they are eligible to enter Canada and meet all entry requirements before heading to the border.