All travellers coming to Canada must submit their mandatory information in ArriveCAN (free App or website), including their digital proof of vaccination and a quarantine plan within 72 hours before arriving in Canada. For more information, visit www.canada.ca/arrivecan.
If you need assistance with the app, or don’t have a computer, staff at the Fort Frances Library can assist you. To get help, you will need: an e-mail account and password access to it; you passport or Nexus card; proof of vaccination, or your health card, so your proof of vaccination can be downloaded; an address where you will quarantine if Canada Border Services Agency determines you need to do so; a password, comprised of at least eight characters, containing a capital letter, a number and a symbol.
If you’re using the ArriveCAN App on your device, make sure you have the most up-to-date version in the Google Play Store and the App Store for iPhone.
Travellers without a smartphone or without mobile data can submit their information by signing in online at www.canada.ca/arrivecan.
Unvaccinated children under 12 who are travelling with vaccinated adults will be allowed re-entry without a test. However, according to the NWHU, they will be required to isolate. That involves staying home from school, daycare and extra-curricular activities for 14 days after arrival.
If you are a foreign national travelling for discretionary purposes and don’t submit your information through ArriveCAN, you may be denied entry into Canada.
Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons registered under the Indian Act won’t be denied entry, but without proper documentation, you:
- won’t be eligible for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption
- may face additional delays at the border for public health questioning
- may be subject to fines or enforcement action.
Full details on the current measures in place for travellers entering or returning to Canada are available online: https://travel.gc.ca.