For departures from Canada, the temperature screening is conducted by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.
Should any passenger have a fever of 38° C or greater, they must be denied boarding and notified that they cannot fly to Canada for 14 days unless they provide a medical certificate that indicates that the fever is not linked to COVID-19 (see Conditions Causing Elevated Body Temperatures for an example certificate). Similarly, should a non-passenger have a fever of 38° C or greater, they must be denied entry into the restricted area of the airport.
Note: Mandatory COVID-19 testing and negative results are required for air travellers flying to Canada from another country. All air travellers five years of age or older are required to undergo pre-departure COVID-19 molecular testing before entering Canada. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to the traveller’s scheduled flight departure to Canada, and documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding. Travellers who are residual positive – meaning they have recovered from COVID-19 but continue to test positive long after they have recovered and are no longer infectious – must provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test conducted between 14 and 90 days prior to their scheduled flight to Canada.
It is the traveller’s sole responsibility to ensure this requirement has been met and any travellers who do not produce this documentation upon check-in will be denied boarding their flight to Canada.
All travellers entering Canada are required to provide COVID-19 information to enter the country. This includes providing vaccination status, COVID-19 testing results, travel history, an appropriate quarantine plan including proof of hotel accommodation (where required), contact information and self-assessment on signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Download the ArriveCan app from Health Canada mobile application to submit this information before you travel while reducing wait times and limiting physical contact with others at the border.