Blog | Apr 01

Travelling across the Canada/US border? Here’s what you need to know

As of April 1, 2022 eligible travellers no longer need a COVID-19 test to enter Canada.

COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land

Travellers are eligible to enter or return to Canada if they qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.

To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to Canada, you must:

  • have received at least 2 doses of a vaccine accepted for travel, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines (or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine);
  • have received your second dose at least 14 calendar days before you enter Canada;
  • have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19; and
  • upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
  • complete your ArriveCAN submission and have ArriveCAN receipt with letter I, V, or A beside your name

COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering the United States by land

Effective January 22, 2022, inbound non-U.S. individual travelers can seek to enter the United States via land ports of entry if they are fully vaccinated and have appropriate documentation.

Whether traveling for essential or non-essential reasons, you must:

  • verbally attest to their COVID-19 vaccination status;
  • provide proof of a CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccination, as outlined on the CDC website;
  • present a valid Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document;
  • be prepared to present any other relevant documents requested by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer during a border inspection; and
  • meet all other existing requirements for entry not related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 testing is not required for entry via a land or ferry port of entry.



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