Travellers to Canada will soon be required to use the ArriveCAN app as part of efforts to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Here is what you need to do before and after coming to Canada.
Starting November 21, air travellers whose final destination is Canada must submit their information through ArriveCAN before boarding. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan (unless they are exempt), and a COVID-19 symptom self-assessment.
Travellers will need to show their ArriveCan receipt when seeking entry to Canada. Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) officers will verify that travellers have submitted their information digitally.
Travellers who do not comply could be subject to enforcement action, which can range from a verbal warning to a $1,000 fine. Exceptions will be provided to those who are unable to submit documents due to personal circumstances such as having a disability or inadequate infrastructure.
Beginning November 4, air travellers will be reminded by their air carrier that they will need to submit COVID-related information digitally through ArriveCAN before boarding their flight to Canada.
There are two ways that you can provide your information to ArriveCAN:
When you use the ArriveCan App you will:
When you enter Canada, you must show your ArriveCAN receipt to a border services officer. The officer will verify that you have submitted your information electronically.
When you enter Canada, you must:
Contact Information: Name, date of birth, email address, phone number
Travel Document Details: Date of arrival, flight number, airport, and airline
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