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Arriving at YVR

Have you filled out your ArriveCAN? Are you familiar with the latest entry requirements? Here’s everything you need to know as you prepare to travel to Canada

IMPORTANT: Masks are still required within the airport and onboard aircraft at all times

  • Pre-entry COVID-19 tests are not required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water.
  • All travellers arriving from the U.S. or another international destination continue to be required to complete information in ArriveCAN within 72 hours before their arrival in Canada. Travellers who arrive without completing their ArriveCAN submission may have to test on arrival and quarantine for 14 days, regardless of their vaccination status. Travellers arriving at YVR can save time by using the Advance Declaration optional feature in ArriveCAN to submit their customs declaration. Early usage data shows that it is 30 percent faster at the kiosk when travellers use ArriveCAN to declare in advance, instead of paper – saving approximately 40 seconds off a 2-minute transaction.
  • Government of Canada has announced that mandatory random testing will resume as of July 19, 2022, for travellers who qualify as fully vaccinated, arriving in Canada from an international destination, including the U.S. Physical testing is no longer conducted at the airport for arrivals.
  • Travellers who do not qualify as fully vaccinated, unless exempt, will continue to test on Day 1 and Day 8 of their 14-day quarantine and will receive an email with details on testing upon arrival.
  • As of June 20, the Government of Canada suspended the vaccine requirement for domestic and outbound travellers, as well as for federally regulated aviation sector workers.
  • If you are a foreign national entering Canada, you will still be required to show proof of vaccination upon your return to Canada. You can find more information here.
  • Vaccination requirements for passengers and crew of cruise ships will continue to remain in effect. You can find more information for cruise passengers and crew here.
  • Learn more about travelling, testing and quarantining at Canada’s borders here.

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