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Canada Travel Restrictions

75.94% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 74.94% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Canada.
Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Canada with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Canada for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Canada entry details and exceptions

The travel restrictions do not apply to Canadian citizens,Permanent residents,Extended family members include those in a long-term, exclusive dating relationship and their dependent children, plus adult children, grandchildren, siblings, and grandparents under certain conditions,Foreign nationals for compassionate reasons in specific and limited situations, including to say goodbye to a loved one, to provide care for a loved one, or to attend a funeral.

Non-essential travel such as Tourism, Recreation, Entertainment are not allowed.

If you received your vaccines outside Canada, it’s still accepted but proof of vaccination must be uploaded digitally in ArriveCAN and must only be in French or English, or certified translation into French or English. Accepted COVID-19 vaccines in Canada are Pfizer BioNTech,Moderna,AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD and Janssen/Johnson and Johnson.


Outgoing travel to CanadaTravelling from New Zealand to Canada

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Canada.

Details and exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Fully vaccinated travelers must have received the full course of vaccination, or a combination of vaccines Pfizer,Moderna,AstraZenecaa(Covishield),or Janssenat least 14 days before arrival in Canada.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.

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Compassionate entry for travellers and limited release from quarantine

Foreign nationals traveling without an advance written approval for an exemption of a border restriction may be denied entry into Canada.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Canada

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Canada will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Australia, Cook Islands and Niue) must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel in New South Wales and Queensland are temporary suspended until further notice.

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Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Canada with a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Canada.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Canada with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Canada.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travelers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Canada is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Canada are open with restrictions. Bars in Canada are open with restrictions.