Travel and COVID-19
Make a plan before traveling within Canada or leaving the country. You may need to have proof of vaccination.
Last updated: April 12, 2022
On this page:
- Federal requirements for travel
- Federal proof of vaccination
- How to travel internationally
- Travel between provinces and territories is allowed
- I need help
- Departing from any Canadian airport
- Travelling on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains
- Staying on a non-essential passenger vessel for more than 24 hours (like a cruise ship)
- BC Ferries does not require proof of vaccination
Note: You're considered fully vaccinated 14 days after you get your second dose of vaccine.
Get your federal proof of vaccination document before travelling inside or outside of Canada. Travel agents will ask to see your federal proof of vaccination document and a piece of valid government photo ID.
The name on your ID must match the name on your proof of vaccination.
- If you've already legally changed your name and it's not showing on your proof of vaccination, download and print your proof of vaccination again
- If the name on your B.C. driver's licence or BC Services Card doesn't match your proof of vaccination, update your ID
- If the name on your passport doesn't match your proof of vaccination, update your passport
Get your federal proof of vaccination
Your federal COVID-19 proof of vaccination is available through Health Gateway.
Proof of vaccination is free. If someone is asking you to pay, it's a scam.
Get my federal proof of vaccination You can download proof of vaccination for you and your family, including kids under 12.
Planning your trip
Many international destinations accept the federal proof of vaccination document. Each country makes the final decision on what they accept as proof of vaccination and how early they require it.
Before you leave
- Check with your travel provider about what you need to do
- Review requirements from the country you're travelling to
- Continue to check federal guidance
Returning to Canada
Before you arrive
Before you return to Canada, you must use ArriveCAN to submit your travel and health details in the 72 hours before you arrive in the country.
On arrival, you must meet all federal entry requirements, including:
- A pre-entry test result (if not fully vaccinated)
- ArriveCAN receipt
- Federal proof of vaccination
- Being prepared to take an on-arrival test and quarantine if required
Requirements change often. Check before you travel.
Recreational travel within Canada is allowed.
Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring proof of vaccination for entry. It’s important that we respect the choices of people and businesses.
Phone the call centre if you have questions or if you need a printed copy of your federal proof of vaccination.
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