ArriveCAN mobile app

Update 8. August 2021

ArriveCAN mobile app

Consider using the ArriveCAN mobile app (Android, iOS or web format) on your phone before arriving at the border. You can reduce your waiting time and minimize contact with border and health officers by submitting your information in advance.

Travellers entering Canada by air, land or sea must

  • provide basic information using the traveller contact information form, available through
    • the ArriveCAN mobile app
    • a paper form
  • be screened by a border services officer or quarantine officer to assess symptoms

Quarantine requirement

When you arrive in Canada by air, land or sea, we’ll assess your health before you leave the POE. If you’re a foreign national, and you have symptoms of COVID-19, you won’t be allowed to enter Canada.

You must have a plan to quarantine for 14 days when you arrive in Canada, including

  • a place to stay
  • how you’ll
    • get to your destination
    • get your groceries
    • access essential services and medical care

This plan is mandatory, even if you have no symptoms. If you don’t have a plan, you should not travel to Canada. Otherwise, you may not be allowed to enter the country. A border services officer will determine if you can enter the country.

The penalties for not following your quarantine plan once you’re in the country can include

  • a fine of up to $750,000
  • 6 months of jail time
  • being found inadmissible, removed from Canada and banned from entering for 1 year

Only people who provide essential services, for example truck drivers who regularly cross the border to maintain the flow of goods, are exempt from the quarantine requirements.

Quelle: Gouvernment of Canada