Here is everything Canadians need to know about COVID-19 testing for travel (Infographics)

COVID-19 testing is required for crossing the land borders now, too.

The BC Centre for Disease Control has released infographics that explain what travellers need to know before coming to Canada | Photo via @CDCofBC / Twitter

The BC Centre for Disease Control has released infographics that explain what travellers need to know before coming to Canada. 

Effective Feb. 21, travellers coming into Canada via land will need to provide a negative result for a COVID-19 molecular test taken in the United States on arrival. The test needs to be taken within a 72-hour timeframe of arrival to Canada. 

Travellers entering Canada by land will also have to use ArriveCAN to enter their information regarding plans to quarantine.

Additionally, have your ArriveCAN receipt and test result ready at the border. However, if you develop symptoms while in transit, stop and seek medical attention.

Ensure you wear a mask while crossing the border and be prepared to answer eligibility and health screening questions, including quarantine plans. 

If you have symptoms or an unsuitable quarantine plan, your stay will be at a designated quarantine facility or other suitable location.

Your quarantine

  • Go directly to your place of quarantine or isolation.
  • Complete the test kit as instructed during your quarantine.
  • Use ArriveCAN or call 1-833-641-0343 to check-in the day after you enter Canada and to report symptoms daily.

You will be contacted by the Government of Canada and provincial or territorial officials.

 

COVID-19 requirements: Flying to B.C. from outside of Canada

Travellers entering Canada by air need to book their hotel for a three-night stay upon arrival. They will also need to provide a negative result for a COVID-19 molecular test taken within a 72-hour timeframe of their scheduled flight. 

Travellers entering Canada by land will also have to use ArriveCAN to enter their information regarding plans to quarantine. 

Ensure you wear a mask at the airport. Tell your flight attendant immediately if symptoms develop. 

Your quarantine

Go to your pre-booked hotel to await the results of your arrival test.

If negative:

  • continue on to your place of quarantine
  • complete your test kit as instructed

If positive:

  • relocate to a designated quarantine facility or another suitable place of quarantine
  • follow instructions as provided

Use ArriveCAN or call 1-833-641-0343 to check-in the day after you enter Canada and to report symptoms daily.

 

Failure to comply with any requirements or providing false information may result in fines, penalties or imprisonment.

No matter how you plan on travelling into Canada, ensure you are up-to-date with the latest information on COVID-19.

Find out more information about your eligibility for entry with the Government of Canada.

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