For travel up to and including March 31, 2022, tests must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular test, such as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) test. The test result must also include the following information:
- Traveller’s name and date of birth or age
- Name and civic address of the laboratory/clinic/facility that administered the test
- The date on which the test was conducted
- For negative tests – the COVID-19 molecular test must have been administered within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of the flight.
- For positive tests (Travellers that previously had COVID-19 but have since recovered and are still testing positive) – the molecular test must have been administered at least 10 days but no more than 180 days before the scheduled flight departure
- The type of molecular test conducted
- The test result
Note: Effective February 28, 2022 Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) administered the day prior to travel will also be accepted as an alternative to a COVID-19 molecular test.
Information is available on travel.gc.ca about local COVID-19 testing facilities for certain destinations. Travellers must ensure that the COVID test results include all of the above-noted information.
Beginning April 1st, fully vaccinated travellers five years of age and older are no longer required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test or Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) before travel to Canada. The pre-departure testing requirement will remain in place for partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers 5 years of age and older.