New Travel Requirements for Those Entering Canada
Tuesday Nov 10, 2020
New Travel Requirements for Travelers Entering Canada
All Travelers are currently required to provide information upon and after entry into Canada including a quarantine plan, contact, and travel information. As of November 21st, there will be new mandatory requirements for travelers coming to Canada which involve the use of the ArriveCAN app.
Pre-arrival to Canada: Air travelers will be required to submit their information electronically through ArriveCAN before they board their flight. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan and a COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. A border services officer will verify that they have submitted their information digitally therefore travelers must be ready to show their ArriveCAN receipt when asked. Travelers who do not submit the required information before their flight could be subject to enforcement action, including up to $1,000 in fines. Exceptions will be made for those unable to submit documents electronically due to personal circumstances, such as disability or inadequate infrastructure.
Post-entry to Canada: Travelers who enter Canada by air, land or marine modes, will also be required to submit information through ArriveCAN or by calling 1-833-641-0343 during their quarantine period. Within 48 hours of entering Canada, travelers must confirm they have arrived at their place of quarantine and must complete a daily COVID-19 symptom self-assessment during their quarantine period. Travelers who don’t use the ArriveCAN app to submit their information will be required to call 1-833-641-0343 on a daily basis throughout their quarantine period to provide their post-border information. They will not be able to revert to using ArriveCAN. Travelers who do not submit the mandatory information required after they have crossed the border will be considered a high priority for follow-up by law enforcement.