Traveling during covid-19

Last Updated: June 13, 2022

traveling within canada 

Travelers accessing flights from most Canadian airports and interprovincial trains must be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. More details on boarding planes and trains in Canada online.


PLEASE NOTE: unvaccinated foreign nationals residing in Canada can depart Canada by air with proof of a negative COVID-19 test until August 31, 2022, details found online. Additionally, current US land border restrictions generally permit only fully vaccinated non-US citizens or landed US permanent residents to cross. You can find more details regarding international travel to the USA online at  US Border Information.   


Currently, travelers over the age of 12 years entering Canada must be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. This includes international post-secondary students (effective January 15, 2022) with limited exceptions. Fully vaccinated individuals who are eligible to enter Canada are not required to complete pre-departure COVID-19 testing.

There are specific exemptions which permit some unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals to enter Canada, with pre-travel testing and other measures in place. All Canadian federal border requirements, including details on how to complete the necessary information entry into the ArriveCAN app prior to traveling to Canada, can be reviewed through the link below.


As of April 25, 2022, fully vaccinated arrivals to Canada are no longer expected to provide a formal backup quarantine plan but international students should still think through what they would do if they became ill while traveling and are directed to quarantine; please note TWU does not have quarantine spaces for travel-related quarantine. All international arrivals must complete the ArriveCAN app prior to arrival.

Upon entry to Canada, either by land or air, travelers may be selected at random for arrival testing; those selected do not need to quarantine while they await their arrival test results. If you test positive, you must isolate for 10 days. Find more details on pre-travel and arrival test requirements and procedures online.

International students can find further travel and quarantine information on our International Student COVID-19 page

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TEsting (Departing Canada)

Many international destinations still require travelers provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure from Canada. Travel testing is not publicly funded in BC and can be accessed at a cost through private labs, travel clinics and other testing sites.


TWU students and employees can pay for a rapid test for travel through the Langley Campus Wellness Center when supplies are available. Find more details through the clinic’s website.