Prior to travelling to Canada, all travellers, including temporary foreign workers, who are five (5) years of age or older, will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to the airline prior to boarding the international flight to Canada. This test must be taken within 72 hours of the scheduled flight.
Further, all travellers will be required to reserve a government-authorized hotel for three (3) nights prior to departure to Canada where they will be required to stay while they await the results of the required COVID-19 test upon entry to Canada. Travellers will not be allowed to board any domestic connecting flights until this hotel stay is complete.
All travellers must also download and use the ArriveCAN app to submit the following information:
- Travel and contact information;
- Quarantine plan (unless exempted from the requirements);
- Self-assessments for symptoms of COVID-19; and
- Proof of having reserved and prepaid for accommodation at a government-authorized hotel.
Once the information is submitted, a receipt will be issued and all travellers will be required to display the receipt to the border services officer upon arrival in Canada.
Upon completion of the mandated hotel stay, and subject to receipt of a negative COVID-19 test, travellers will be allowed to continue their travels to their final destination.
If you have any questions relating to your employment during the COVID-19 era or related immigration matters, please contact Toronto immigration and employment lawyers, Sultan Lawyers at (416) 214-5111 or via email at email@example.com.