- Students with legitimate student visa (or approval letter) will be allowed to travel to Canada.
- There will be 14 days quarantine, all travellers need to undergo after entering to Canada. Quarantine of 14 days will be there for the vaccinated travellers as well.
- From 5th July 2021 at 11.59 Pm ET, travellers who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter Canada by land or by air, travellers will be exempted as per the federal perquisite of 14 day quarantine. It should be noted that. Quarantine condition has to be met by the travellers, who are not fully vaccinated.
- Travellers should be fully vaccinated and should not have any symptoms for Covid-19, should carry the vaccination document (digital or paper). Also provide the same information electronically on ArrivaCAN prior to their arrival in Canada. More details could be found on Government of Canada’s Website.
Three steps for entering Canada By air:
Step 1. Pre-arrival: Complete a Declaration Card
You will receive a Declaration Card while you are on board the aircraft or other conveyance and must complete it before you arrive.
The Declaration Card tells us what we need to know about you, your travels and what you are bringing into the country. Instructions on how to complete the card are attached to help you.
Please note that everyone arriving in Canada must complete a Declaration Card.
Once the Declaration Card is completed, detach and discard the instructions. Please do not fold the card, as this allows us to serve you faster.
Keep Declaration Card along with your identification while accompany other travel documents. Connecting to another flight.
If you are connecting to another flight OR travelling on to another destination, follow the signs.
Step 2. Arrival: First CBSA checkpoint
When you arrive at the terminal, follow the signs to the first Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) checkpoint—referred to as Primary Inspection—where a border services officer will examine your Declaration Card, identification and other travel documents.
When you are directed to a booth, you may be asked a series of questions to determine your immigration status, the nature of any goods you are bringing with you, your duty-free allowance and personal exemption entitlements.
Declare any plant, animal based related products of any kind, make sure to inform the quarantine officer, while filling the information on the landing card.
Goods not properly declared that are restricted or prohibited in Canada can, under the law, be subject to seizure.
Newcomer or coming to Canada to study or work.
In few cases further information might be enquired from the visa officer. You can seek assistance from the officer in case you need any guidance or require a translator if required.
If you’re a member of a trusted traveller program, you can skip Step 2 and go directly to the automated kiosks for faster processing.
Step 3. Baggage and second CBSA checkpoint
Now that you have cleared Primary Inspection, proceed to the baggage claim area.
Once you have picked up your luggage, proceed to the next CBSA checkpoint, where you will show the officer your Declaration Card and your receipt if you paid duty and taxes.
You can expect to be asked for detailed information about your travels and may be asked to present your luggage and goods for examination.
This is a normal part of the travel process. Your cooperation is appreciated and helps us ensure the safety of Canada, its economy and its residents by verifying your declaration.
You may speak with CBSA Superintendent at any time for any sort of clarification.