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Please note that the information below was last updated on October 29, 2021.

Travel and borders

Since August 9, 2021, American citizens and permanent residents who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to departure are allowed to enter Canada for non-essential travel.

Since September 7, 2021, international tourists who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to departure are allowed to enter Canada for non-essential travel.

These are the currently accepted vaccines:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)

All travellers must use ArriveCAN (app or web portal) to submit their travel information. If they are eligible to enter Canada and meet specific criteria, fully vaccinated travellers will not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada.

All travellers are required to show a negative COVID-19 molecular test (PCR) that was taken within 72 hours prior to their departure.

Since August 9, 2021, fully vaccinated travellers do not need a post-arrival test unless they have been randomly selected to complete a Day 1 COVID-19 molecular test (PCR).

Good to know: As of November 8, 2021, the United States will reopen its land borders to fully vaccinated Canadian travellers.

Since September 1, 2021, a vaccination passport is in effect in Québec. This passport allows visitors and residents who are fully vaccinated to have access to non-essential activities and businesses, such as restaurants, bars, gyms, festivals and events (see the complete list here). The vaccination passport is required for everyone aged 13 and older



For specific questions regarding public health guidelines, government regulations and support programs or about travel to and within Montréal, we recommend consulting these sites for official information.