COVID-19 Testing and Requirements to Enter Canada
A Pre-departure PCR test is required
What you need to know
As of January 7, 2021, Transport Canada requires all air travellers entering Canada from international destinations, five years of age and over, to present a negative or residual positive COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) test result before boarding.
The test will supplement, not replace, the requirements for health questionnaires, temperature checks and face masks.
To comply with this regulation, travellers will be required to present a negative or residual positive PCR or RT-LAMP test at check-in and Canada Customs, taken within 72 hours from their scheduled departure time. Please allow extra time to check in.
It is each traveller’s responsibility to source and pay for their own valid PCR or RT-LAMP test.
For the Government of Canada's news release and other details please visit here.