Canada Travel Restrictions and Quarantines

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.

For the latest travel warnings and alerts around the world, read about lockdowns and border restrictions.

Find out how coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are affecting travel to Canada, and how it may affect your plans.

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Travel restrictions in Canada due to coronavirus (COVID-19) – updated 20 July 2022

Visitors arriving by air must get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter. As of 19 July 2022, Canada is resuming mandatory random arrival testing for fully vaccinated travelers at all airports, but not land borders. From 1 April 2022, pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada by land, air or water. The online tool, ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ will help you find out if you can enter Canada. Further details are available on Public Health Canada’s website.

Wondering how your travel insurance might be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak? Find answers to some of our common questions about COVID-19.

British Columbia Wildfires - August 2018

A state of emergency has been declared in British Columbia in Canada as wildfires rip through forested areas, threatening nearby towns. Thousands of local residents and tourists have been told to evacuate and the state of emergency will stay in place for 14 days as of Wednesday 15th August 2018.

There are currently 566 fires burning in British Columbia with hot and dry weather conditions hampering efforts to get the fires under control. Several provincial parks are closed and campsite restrictions are in place across British Columbia.

Please listen to all official directives and warnings. Failure to comply with directives from government authorities means you won't be covered by travel insurance.

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