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COVID-19 Updates

Who can travel to Canada?

Latest Update:  As of October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 travel and border measures have been removed. Read Press Release.

To find the most up-to-date travel information from the Government of Canada including travel health notices, please visit travel.gc.ca.

Planning

  • Check that your passport is up to date. Click here to learn more about required documentation when entering Canada.
  • Review the current travel restrictions before booking your flight, transport, accommodation and/or other activities.

Prevention and Planning

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is actively monitoring COVID-19 (coronavirus). You can find preventative information here on the PHAC’s website or call the Health Canada COVID-19 information line at 1-833-784-4397 for further information.

Travel Advisory

  • Travellers are encouraged to read the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) travel health notices here.
  • For the latest official government of Canada updates on travel restrictions, please visit the PHAC website.

Flights and Border Services

For everything you need to know to prepare for a worry-free flight to or in Canada, please visit the Government of Canada website. This resource includes information about airports, identification requirements and more.

Data and Intelligence

As part of our mandate, we are committed to sharing data and intelligence to help inform plans into the future. We are working with industry, Meetings Mean Business Canada (MMBC), the Convention Centres of Canada (CCOC), the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) and the Travel Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) to collect data on the impact of COVID19 on Canada’s business events industry, which we will share within and across the Federal family and with our DMOs and other counterparts.
 

Insights into the future of business events in Canada: A planner pulse check in the era of COVID-19

As part of ongoing research into the impacts of COVID-19, Destination Canada has been continually monitoring planner sentiment within the international Business Events market resulting in regular Business Events Planner Pulse Checks. Pulse Checks range from May 2020 through to March 2021. View our most recent report below.


Ongoing support for the Visitor Economy

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to our sector and the reality is that there is no set timeline or guide to what recovery will look like. As the national tourism marketing and research organization, we are committed to working with industry to rebuild confidence and help travellers navigate the new landscape.

For updates on Destination Canada’s response as well as industry and government updates and support resources, please visit here.

Stay Informed

  • Call the Health Canada COVID-19 information line: 1-833-784-4397. Interpretation services are available in multiple languages. Or email: phac.info.aspc@canada.ca
  • Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)’s website for the latest update on COVID-19.
  • Follow Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, on Twitter: @CPHO_Canada

Events and Conferences

If you’re travelling to Canada for an upcoming conference or event, we recommend contacting your event organizer and host venue for the most up-to-date details.