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Coronavirus and ETA Canada

Beginning September 7th of 2021, traveling to Canada on vacation, business or family visits is now permitted once again. However, confirmation of a complete Covid-19 vaccine and a Canadian ETA must be presented prior to departure. Plan a safe journey to Canada by reading the information below.

Additional protective measures put in place by airlines

Besides the entry restriction, airlines impose additional procedures that may be broader in scope or longer in duration than the Canadian government's entry ban. Please contact your airline for more information, especially if you currently hold a Coronavirus card and a Canada ETA.

Once you return to UK

You are required to provide a covid 19 certificate upon your return to UK or to any country in the European Union. This can be a vaccination certificate, a certificate of cure provided by a European Union country or an antigenic or PCR test result performed up to 48 h prior to your departure.

You can go to Canada

In early September 2021, British authorities revised their advice on visiting Canada. Furthermore, Canadian authorities are hoping for the return of foreign business and tourists people.

Fully vaccinated people

If you received the Covid 19 vaccine with two doses and have no symptoms of the disease, you are eligible to visit Canada for tourism or business within 14 days of receiving your last vaccination. After your entry into Canada, you do not need to enter quarantine. In this situation, a visa is not required, but a Canada ETA is required.

Specific criteria for travellers who have been vaccinated

In all situations, conditions and restrictions must be met for travellers entering Canada on an ETA. Additionally, every traveller who is 5 or older should have a negative PCR test result; this includes travellers who are fully vaccinated.

Test results must be received no earlier than 3 days prior to your flight departure time in Canada. If you are travelling by vehicle or boat, the result must be received no earlier than 3 days prior to entering Canada. A positive result between 14 and 180 days prior to the departure date will be acceptable, provided that no symptoms are present upon departure.

The complete name and birth date, location of the facility where the test was performed, and method of testing and results must all be included on the result. The immunization certificate must be uploaded to the ArriveCAN application within 3 days prior to travel and the result of the test must be uploaded no later than 3 days prior to departure. In addition, original documents must be available on arrival and while in Canada, in paper or digital form.

A person with symptoms consistent with Covid-19 is not permitted to board a plane to Canada except if a physician certifies that they are not related to Covid. Persons over the age of 2 must use a mouth mask at all times.

Adults who have received only a partial vaccination

Unless you are fully protected against the Covid 19 virus, you cannot return to Canada for vacation or business. Some exceptions exist, such as attending a funeral or providing essential assistance in an emergency.

However, it is still possible to request an ETA for Canada. The 5-year validity of the AVE begins when it is issued, so you can start using it immediately after meeting the requirements.

Children who are incompletely immunized

Any child without a fully immunized Covid-19 vaccine can come to Canada if accompanied by a fully immunized parent, guardian or caregiver. Quarantine is not required for children twelve years of age or younger. Adolescents who are 18 or younger must be quarantined for 14 days from the time of arrival unless they are fully vaccinated.

Persons between the ages of five and eighteen who are not fully immunized against coronavirus should be screened before departure, on arrival and eight days following arrival. If the test for coronavirus is positive or if symptoms appear before departure, travel should be avoided. In addition to a negative test, travellers may use a positive test result 2 weeks to 3 months prior to arrival in Canada, provided they have no symptoms of coronavirus.

For approximately the first fourteen days after arriving in Canada, any children without a full course of vaccine are not allowed to travel to crowded areas or areas where there are vulnerable people.

If this is your first visit to Canada

It is permissible to stop over or transfer in Canada for the purpose of transiting to other countries, as long as you also satisfy the requirements of the destination country. In addition, an ETA Canada is required for each stopover or transfer. When transferring within Canada, the passenger must remain at the airport's international terminal.

In addition, the maximum transfer period is twenty-four hours. It is imperative that your baggage is registered at the intended destination prior to travel within Canada.

When traveling from Canada to the USA, you should be aware of possible entry restrictions imposed by the U.S. government. In this situation, you should stay in Canada at least two weeks before travelling to the USA. You will then need to obtain an ETA and ESTA.