Since Friday 1 April 2022, fully vaccinated foreign travellers have no longer been required to do pre-entry tests before entering Canada. The rules were then updated for October to reflect the country’s relaxed attitude to the pandemic. This is what we know about the rules for travelling to the country for UK tourists.

Are Brits allowed to visit Canada?

The rules changed again as of Saturday 1 October 2022, when the Canadian government relaxed previously enforced covid regulations.

Travellers are no longer required to submit public health information through the ArriveCAN mobile application or website, provide proof of vaccination, undergo any covid tests pre- or post-journey, or carry out covid quarantine stays.

While in the country, as of 1 October, travellers do not need to monitor or report covid symptoms upon arrival, undergo health checks for air and rail travel. The mask requirement for flights and intercity trains has also been lifted. 

As with many other countries, although the last of Canada’s covid regulations have been lifted, the government still requests that you do not travel if you have symptoms of the virus. Masks are still recommended for travel, but are not compulsory.

Travellers heading to Canada are now required to present an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter the country. This documentation is required to board flights to the country, unless you have British-Canadian dual nationality and plan on travelling on a Canadian passport.

Can I travel from Canada to the UK now?

Yes, since 18 March 2022, all Covid travel rules have been dropped in the UK. This means that, regardless of vaccination status, those entering the country from Canada no longer need to fill out a passenger locator form, take any tests or quarantine. There are also no countries on any UK red list for travel.  

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