Effective from 3rd February 2021- New requirements for travel to Canada

Posted by in CIC News, on February 1, 2021

The Government of Canada announced new rules on international travel, in addition to the multi-layered approach on COVID-19 already in place. The government and Canada’s airlines have agreed to suspend all flights to and from Mexico and Caribbean countries until April 30, 2021. 

On February 3, 2021 proof of a negative pre-departure test, Transport Canada will expand the existing international flight restrictions which funnel scheduled international commercial passenger flights into four Canadian airports:

  • Toronto Pearson International Airport,
    • Calgary International Airport,
    • Montréal-Trudeau International Airport,
    • Vancouver International Airport.

The new restrictions will include scheduled commercial passenger flights arriving from the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America, which were exempted from the previous restriction. Private/Business and charter flights from all countries will also be required to land at the four airports.

“Flights from Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon and cargo-only flights will remain exempt.”

As soon as possible in the coming weeks, all air travellers arriving in Canada, with very limited exceptions, must reserve a room in a Government of Canada-approved hotel for three nights at their own cost, and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost. More details will be available in the coming days.“The safety of the travelling public and the transportation industry are top priorities.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *