COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
Quarantine RequiredCOVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers The Canadian government has defined “fully vaccinated travelers” as individuals who have received full doses (or a combination of doses that would amount to a full dose) of approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/ COVISHIELD, Janssen [Johnson Johnson], Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covaxin and Novavax) at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. A traveler who has only received one dose of a two-dose vaccine would not be considered “fully vaccinated”. The proof of vaccination must be in English or French or include a certified translation. Travelers age five or older (including those exiting Canada for less than 72 hours): a negative result from a COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of scheduled flight departure time to Canada or entry to Canada by land or water; or a negative result from a COVID-19 antigen (rapid) test taken no more than one day prior to the scheduled flight to Canada or arrival at the Canadian land border or marine Port of Entry. The test must be authorized by the country in which it was purchased and administered by a laboratory, healthcare entity or telehealth service. To address the potential for residual positive tests, travelers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 can provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test collected between 10 to 180 days of their entry to Canada, instead of a negative COVID-19 test. Fully vaccinated travelers only need to take an arrival test if they are selected for randomized arrival testing. Travelers aged 12 and over departing from Canada via an airport (both domestic and international flights), on VIA Rail Rocky Mountaineer trains and on nonessential marine vessels such as cruise ships with voyages exceeding 24 hours, must show that they are fully vaccinated. Limited and specific exceptions to the vaccination requirement include: medical inability to be vaccinated, traveling for essential or urgent medical services and treatment, sincere religious beliefs, emergency travel and other travel in the national interest. Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and persons registered under the Indian Act can enter Canada if they are not fully vaccinated but are not allowed to travel beyond their point of entry within Canada on a connecting flight or by rail. Foreign nationals who do not permanently reside in Canada, and who entered Canada as unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, will be allowed to leave the country without being fully vaccinated up until August 31, 2022. Travelers can expect testing at ports of entry in Canada to be adjusted based on the latest available evidence to further reduce the risk of importation of the Omicron and other potential variants. Non-compliance with the above vaccination requirements could result in fines of up to CAD 5,000 for air travelers and up to CAD 250,000 for marine travelers. Effective April 1, 2022, at 12:01 (local time), fully vaccinated travelers will no longer need a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. Non-vaccinated Travelers Negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of scheduled departure time to Canada for all travelers age five or older. This requirement includes travelers exiting Canada for less than 72 hours who must take the pre-arrival test in a country other than Canada. To address the potential for residual positive tests, travelers who have previously tested positive for COVID19 can provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test collected between 10 to 180 days of their departure for Canada, instead of a negative COVID-19 test. Unvaccinated travelers who have a right of entry to Canada will be tested on arrival and on day eight after arrival. Those arriving by air will be required to stay in a designated quarantine facility or other suitable location while they await the result of their on-arrival test. Travelers can expect testing at ports of entry in Canada to be adjusted based on the latest available evidence to further reduce the risk of importation of the Omicron and other potential COVID-19 variants. Non-compliance with, or misrepresentation of vaccination requirements could result in fines of up to CAD 5,000 for air travelers and up to CAD 250,000 for marine travelers. Quarantine Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Fully vaccinated travelers who are randomly selected to be tested for COVID-19 on arrival are not required to self-isolate while awaiting the test result. They can travel to their destination, including on connecting flights and trains, without waiting for the test results. Children under the age of 12 traveling with fully vaccinated adults no longer need to limit their activities in Canada for the first 14 days after arrival (such as attending school, camp or daycare). Non-vaccinated Travelers 14-day enforced quarantine upon entry to Canada, applicable to all incoming travelers with limited exceptions. Persons determined by the Chief Public Health Office to be providing an essential service may be deemed exempt. For the first 14 days after arrival, children age 17 and younger must not: attend school, camp, team sports or daycare; attend settings where they may have contact with high-risk individuals (e.g., long-term care facility), including people who are immunocompromised, regardless of that person’s vaccination status or public health measures; travel on crowded public transportation that does not ensure physical distancing and masking; or attend large crowded settings, indoors or outdoors, such as amusement parks or sporting events.
ImmigrationInland Case Processing Centres are operating with lower staffing levels, which has increased processing times. Travel Restrictions Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Travelers who have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days can enter Canada. Non-vaccinated Travelers Travelers who are not fully vaccinated are prohibited from entry to Canada if entering for a "non-essential" purpose, defined as tourism, entertainment, or recreation (and which also includes a wider range of "non-essential" reasons). The current entry ban for travelers who are not fully vaccinated may not apply to asymptomatic: Ukrainian nationals with a temporary resident visa (visitor visa), temporary resident permit or written notice that their application for permanent residence in Canada was approved - this includes Ukrainian nationals who received a vaccine not currently recognized by Canada; Canadian citizens, their immediate family members and certain extended family members; Canadian permanent residents, their immediate family members and certain extended family members; Children under the age of 18 traveling to reunite with an immediate or extended family member who is either fully vaccinated or a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person registered under the Indian Act. Workers in agricultural or food processing: holding a valid work permit for a specific employer or a valid open work permit; or who received a positive decision from IRCC (documented by a letter of introduction) on a work permit application but whose work permit has not yet been issued. The foreign national's trip must not be discretionary or optional (travelers should be able to provide proof of their valid work permit and those holding an open work permit should carry a current, valid job offer from their employer to prove that their travel is nondiscretionary, unless falling under the category of immediate family members of Canadian temporary residents seeking to reside in Canada); Foreign nationals approved for permanent residence, residing outside of Canada who have not yet landed to become permanent residents; Foreign diplomats and their immediate family members; Flight and marine crews; and Other various protected persons. Further information on Canada’s entry
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• The province of Quebec has become the first province in the country to impose a curfew in its efforts to control the spread and quell the second wave.
• Under the new rules, an overnight curfew will be put in place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning on January until 8 February.
• People will not be allowed out of their homes during those hours unless they are going to work or for medical reasons.
• All grocery stores and corner stores will be required to close at 7:30 p.m. to respect the curfew.
• Gas stations will be allowed to stay open longer, and Pharmacies will also be allowed under the new rules to remain open after 8 p.m.
• Lockdown measures for non-essential businesses will remain in place until 8 Febraury with curbside pick-up allowed.
• Bars and restaurants can only provide take-out and delivery services.
• Gyms and entertainment venues are to remain closed.
• Churches and other places of worship have been ordered to close.
• All schools are open for in-person classes.
• Outdoor individual pursuits such as skiing, cross country skiing, jogging, going for walks, and skating will be allowed.
• Those disobeying the curfew could face fines ranging between $1,000 and $6,000.
• Transportation is available.
• All air and rail passengers, including those traveling to or within Canada, are requried to wear appropriate face covering upon boarding.
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
• Vancouver, BC: Virtual only
• Toronto, ON: Yes, both
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
• Vancouver, BC: Yes
• Toronto, ON: Yes
Normal Operations; cost varies depending on origin/destination
• Vancouver, BC: yes
• Toronto, ON: yes
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
• Vancouver, BC: yes, with client representative.
• Toronto, ON: yes, with client representative.