Travel

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I still travel?

    The Government of Canada discourages non-vaccinated people travelling at this time.

    Proof of vaccination is required to board aircraft, trains, and cruise ships. To prove you are fully immunized, you will require a QR code on a smart phone or a plastic immunization record issued by the government. For more details about how to receive your record, click here. You may also be refused boarding if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are not wearing a mask. This applies for both domestic and international travel, but it does not include private flights that don’t require access to airports or Medevac flights. It also does not apply to children under 12 years and 4 months of age.

    Unvaccinated people who have been given exemptions by their carrier or through the National Interest Exemption Program (NIEP) are allowed to board aircraft, trains, and cruise ships if they provide a negative COVID-19 test.

    For the most up-to-date information about Canada’s COVID-19 travel restrictions and exemptions:

    View website.

  • Can I still get a passport?

    Until further notice, only limited, urgent passport applications are being accepted at Passport Canada. They will only accept applications if you or others you must tend to have a serious illness, if you have financial problems regarding the loss of a business or are travelling for humanitarian reasons. All other applications must wait.

    You will have to apply online if you meet the criteria for urgent services. For more information:

    View website.