Federal Government Resumes Mandatory Random Testing for Air Travellers

Mandatory random testing has resumed as of July 19th, 2022 for travellers arriving into Canada by air to the four major Canadian airports (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal). Random testing was initially paused at to move testing outside of airports in order to help address the backlog from the increase in travel volumes.

All testing for air travellers will now be completed outside of airports via an in-person appointment at select testing provider locations and pharmacies, or through a virtual appointment with a health practitioner for a self-test kit.

Air travellers who are selected for mandatory random testing will receive an e-mail notification within 15 minutes of completing their customs declaration which will contain the information to help them arrange their test with a testing provider in their region.

It is important to note that in order for a non-Canadian citizen to enter Canada, they must be fully vaccinated and meet all other pre-entry requirements, including the use of the ArriveCAN app. Please view all details here.

NOTO, TIAO and other partners are continuing to call on the Federal Government to drop all remaining barriers to travel, including random testing, vaccine requirements, and the ArriveCAN app.