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24 Aug 2021

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Considering. Canada government is prepare and planning COVID-19 vaccine passport for international travel

You must enter your proof of vaccination, quarantine, and travel details in ArriveCAN up to 72 hours before your flight.

  • Boat passengers: you can utilize ArriveCAN to submit your proof of immunization up to 72 hours before or when you arrive in Canada.
  • Some people may be exempt from utilizing ArriveCAN due to a handicap, insufficient infrastructure, or other exceptional conditions.
  • It’s still allowed if you got your vaccines outside of Canada, nevertheless proof of vaccination must be filed digitally in ArriveCAN and only be in French or English, or a certified translation into French or English.
  • In case of your vaccination proof isn’t English or French version, you mustn’t upload into ArriveCAN. But you must to translate this document and show both original proof and verified translation that have stamp or membership of a professional translation association.


1. Even if you meet all other prerequisites, you will not be considered for the exemption if you don’t provide required information in ArriveCAN before arriving at the border.
2. If you can’t show all requirement for vaccination, you will be treated invalid vaccinated person and must to
– wait for the results of your arrival test at a government-approved hotel before moving on to your quarantine placement (if arriving by air)
– complete a quarantine minimum of at least 14 days
– complete a second test on day 8 of your quarantine
3. Tourists who have not completed the entire series of a vaccine or a combination of vaccines authorised by the Government of Canada are not exempt from testing or quarantine at about this time.

Instrument type

Vaccination based

Certificate details

You must provide the following information in ArriveCAN up to 72 hours before your flight:

  • the details of your first dose (date, country and vaccine you received)
  • information on your second dose, if one was required (for Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccines, for example).
  • a photo or PDF file of each vaccination dose’s record, such as receipts, cards, or confirmations:


  • if you received two doses and they were both recorded on the same card or PDF, upload the same image or file for dose 1 and dose 2.
  • Accepted file formats: PDF, PNG, JPEG, or JPG are all instances of image formats.
  • maximum upload file size: each image upload has a 2 MB size limit
    – suggested file format: if you received a PDF copy of your vaccination record, submit it instead of a picture because PDF is clearer and easier to read.

Certificate format

Your vaccination status will be determined in full at the border. You must have a digital or printed copy of your inoculation proof(s) with you as ArriveCAN. Also these documents included verified translation must be in English or French version.

Entry protocol

As 24-08-2021, there are different entry protocol for various group.

For fully vaccinated foreign nationals, they will be able to enter Canada for discretionary travel. Also, they are exempted from  quarantine and Day-8 testing requirement.
– 9 August 2021: Citizens of the United States and permanent residents of the United States who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption and are presently residing in or arriving from the United States
– August 9, 2021: French people who currently reside in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon and are fully vaccinated traveller exemption eligible.
– All other foreign nationals who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption by September 7, 2021 (tentative).                                                                                                                                  – To be eligible for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you must meet the following criteria:

  • be qualified to enter Canada on the date you enter.
  • have no indications or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • have received the entire series of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of approved vaccines
  • have received your last dose at least 14 days before entering Canada.
  • upload your proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN.
  • meet all other entry requirements (for example, pre-entry test)

Remarks: You don’t get the fully vaccinated traveller exemption if you provide essential services or already qualify for other exemptions from quarantine and Day-8 testing. Find out if your travel is exempt if you think you qualify for other exemptions. Please click here to know more details.

For Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by fully vaccinated tourists qualify for the below exemptions:

  • must meet all pre-entry, arrival, and Day-8 testing criteria (unless under the age of 5).
  • They are excluded from quarantine if they comply with the public health guidelines mentioned in the border handout.
  • This applies to unvaccinated children under the age of 12 who also are traveling with such a parent, stepparent, guardian, or tutor who entering Canada as a fully vaccinated traveller.
  • Include unvaccinated children under the age of 12 in your application, as according ArriveCAN. You will get an ArriveCAN receipt for the border once you have submitted the form and successfully submitted proof of vaccination for family members over the age of 12.

For unvaccinated youths aged 12 to 17, whether or not they are escorted by travellers who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, they must:

  • conform with all testing and quarantine requirements.
  • please note that unvaccinated dependant youth aged 12-17 should not be included in your ArriveCAN proposal and fulfill your submission without them so that the rest of the group has to have a receipt. Before boarding your flight or upon entering Canada, you will be responsible for supplying the details for the youth(s).

For unvaccinated dependents age 18 or over, by reason of mental or physical limitation, Even when accompanied by parents or family who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, unvaccinated dependents age 18 and over must follow all testing and quarantine requirements due to mental or physical disabilities.

For COVID-19 individuals who have previously recovered. If you are no longer experiencing symptoms, you can cross the border with proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test rather of a negative one. But a full series of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of approved vaccinations is still required. You don’t qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption if you’ve only taken one dose of an authorized vaccine other than Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).

Remarks:After August 9, 2021, the test must have been completed at least 14 days and no more than 180 days prior to:

  • your aircraft’s original scheduled departure time, or your arrival into Canada by sea or land.
  • Before you depart, summarise your quarantine plan.
  • Get your ArriveCAN receipt, proof of positive test result, and quarantine plans ready for assessment by a Border Services Officer before you travel.
  • Use ArriveCAN to submit your travel details.
  • You may also be exempt from quarantine if you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller and exempt from negative pre-entry test, arrival test, Day-8 test.

Please click here to know 5 procedure before travel to Canada.


Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

– Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
– Moderna (mRNA-1273)
– AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
– Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)

Vaccine accepted for inbound travellers

Pfizer (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
Moderna (mRNA-1273)
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, AZD1222, Covishield)
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) – single dose

Border status

Partially open: land borders are partially opened, passengers directly from the US travelling with essential purposes can enter the country.
Flights from India are suspended until 21 0f July.