Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Canadians

Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Canadians

Last Updated on September 20, 2021 by tripcentral

The Government of Canada announced on August 13 that it will require all air and rail passengers to be fully vaccinated “by the end of October at the latest”.

Vaccinated or not, you are currently required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of your return flight to Canada.  If those 12+ yrs old have proof of “full vaccination”, no quarantine on return to Canada is required.  Children under 12 are not required to quarantine but will be restricted from some group activities.  Without proof of full vaccination, returning Canadians will be required to quarantine at home for 14 days.

Many destinations require proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departing Canada, and some are waiving this with proof of full vaccination.  Shoppers and Rexall do these tests for $199.  Every destination has some mandatory questionnaire to be completed – some online, some in advance, some on arrival.  Entry requirements are subject to change, and we will notify our booked customers of material changes.  The chart below is designed as a summary to consider destinations, but the definitive entry requirements will be provided at the time of booking.

The chart below applies to those with Proof of FULL VACCINATION.  Without proof or UNVACCINATED click here.

DESTINATIONProof of Full VaccinationQuarantine on ArrivalPre-Departure Test
AntiguaUp to 14 Days7 Days - PCR
Aruba $No72 Hrs - HDA, NAAT, NEAR, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, TMA
Bahamas $YesNo5 Days - Antigen
Barbados1-2 Days72 Hrs - PCR or RT-PCR
CanadaYesNo72 Hrs - CRISPR, LAMP, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, RNA RT-PCR
Cuba $NoNo
D.R.YesNoNo
FranceYesNoNo
GermanyYesNoNo
GreeceYesNoNo
HawaiiNo72 Hrs - PCR
IrelandYesNoNo
ItalyNo72 Hrs - Antigen or Molecular
JamaicaNo72 Hrs - Antigen, NAAT, PCR, RNA
MexicoNoNo
NetherlandsYesUp to 10 DaysNo
PanamaYesNoNo
PolandYesNoNo
PortugalUp to 14 Days48 Hrs - Antigen / 72 Hrs - NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR
SpainNoNo
St. LuciaYesNo5 Days - PCR
St. Maarten $No48 Hrs - Antigen / 72 Hrs - RT-PCR
TurkeyYesUp to 14 DaysNo
United KingdomUp to 10 Days72 Hrs - Antigen, LAMP, Nucleic Acid, PCR
USANo72 Hrs - Antigen, NAAT, RT-PCR, TMA

$ Mandatory Insurance required. Tables accurate as of Sept 20, 2021.

The Government of Canada announced on August 13 that it will require all air and rail passengers to be fully vaccinated “by the end of October at the latest”. 

Requirements for Unvaccinated Canadians

DESTINATIONQuarantine on ArrivalPre-travel Test
AntiguaUp to 14 Days7 Days - RT-PCR
Aruba $No 72 Hrs - HAD, NAAT, NEAR, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, TMA
Bahamas $No5 Days - NAAT, PCR, RNA, RT-PCR, TMA
BarbadosMin. 7 Nts72 Hrs - PCR or RT-PCR
CanadaUp to 14 Days72 Hrs - CRISPR, LAMP, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, RNA RT-PCR
Cuba $NoNo
D.R.No72 Hrs - PCR
FranceUp to 10 Days72 Hrs - Antigen or PCR
GermanyUp to 14 Days48 Hrs - Antigen / 72 Hrs - PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA
GreeceNo48 Hrs - Antigen / 72 Hrs - PCR or RT-PCR
HawaiiNo72 Hrs - PCR
IrelandUp to 14 Days72 Hrs - RT-PCR
ItalyNo72 Hrs - Antigen or Molecular
JamaicaNo72 Hrs - Antigen, NAAT, PCR, RNA
MexicoNoNo
NetherlandsUp to 10 Days24 Hrs - Antigen / 48 Hrs - LAMP, MPOCT, NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR, TMA
PanamaUp to 72 Hrs72 Hrs - Antigen, NAAT
PolandUp to 10 DaysNo
PortugalUp to 14 Days48 Hrs - Antigen / 72 Hrs - NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR
SpainNoNo
St. LuciaUp to 14 Days5 Days - PCR
St. Maarten $No48 Hrs - Antigen / 72 Hrs - RT-PCR
TurkeyUp to 14 Days48 Hrs - Antigen / 72 Hrs - PCR
United KingdomUp to 10 Days72 Hrs - Antigen, LAMP, Nucleic Acid, PCR
USANo72 Hrs - Antigen, NAAT, RT-PCR, TMA