Things to check

Government of Canada re: COVID-19 travel advice and advisories

Your travel insurance re: cancellations and medical emergencies

Your airline company for the in-flight rules and last-minute updates and cancellation policy

Your destination’s rules on vaccination, COVID-19 testing, face masks, personal protection and social distancing

Your destination’s quarantine rules for arrival (if any)

Canadian COVID-19 testing and quarantine rules for when you return

Your completed profile on ArriveCAN with proof of vaccination uploaded

The protocols for your hotel, including on-site doctor, restaurants, stores, services, shuttle, etc.

The protocols for your car rental company

Rules for public and national parks

Rules for museums and attractions

Rules for swimming/beaches

Things to bring

Your COVID-19 vaccination certificate and/or COVID-19 vaccine passport
COVID-19 test results, if required
Hand sanitizer
Disinfectant wipes
Anything you’ll need to entertain your kids
Any medications you may need
The emergency phone number of your travel insurance
Travel insurance number
Emergency contact name and phone number
Healthcare provider name and phone number
Leave an itinerary and emergency contact information with someone you trust

mask tips

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Masks may still be required in Canadian airports and aboard many airlines

Ensure your mask covers both your mouth and nose

Consider using a medical mask or respirator rather than a cloth mask

Pack an adequate supply of masks, bearing in mind the masking requirements of your destination

Things to Remember

Consultation with a healthcare professional at least 6 weeks prior to departure
COVID-19 vaccination completed at least 14 full days before you travel
COVID-19 testing, if your destination country requires it
Be prepared for delays at the airport
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Keep a social distance (2-3 meters) from strangers
Some businesses may require proof of vaccination
Gyms and spas may be closed or require proof of vaccination
Prioritize outdoor activities
Avoid the 3 Cs: Closed spaces, crowded places and close contact; wear a tight-fitting mask when this isn’t possible
Don’t leave sick

Handwashing tips Clean hands are still important!

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Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently

When using soap and water, wash for at least 30 seconds

Consider packing a travel-sized bottle of hand sanitizer

Remember to clean your hands before putting on, or adjusting, your mask