International departures

  • An official global travel advisory remains in effect. Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.
  • The Canada/U.S. border remains closed to non-essential travel.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers may qualify for exemption from federal travel restrictions.

International arrivals

  • Federal requirements for all travellers returning from outside of Canada:
    • International travellers arriving into Canada must comply with federal travel restrictions, including entry requirements, mandatory COVID-19 testing and hotel quarantine.
    • As of July 5 at 10 pm, fully vaccinated travellers who meet specific conditions may be exempt from federal quarantine rules.
    • Learn more about Canada’s restrictions on international travel.
  • Provincial requirements:
    • The Government of Alberta currently imposes no additional travel restrictions upon international travellers to Alberta.
    • Travel exemptions (including Industry Travel Exemptions) from the provincial government are no longer required.
    • Federal travel restrictions continue to apply.
  • Plan for your travel

    All travellers entering Alberta from outside Canada must have appropriate plans and the necessary supports in place to quarantine for 14 days (in the case that this is required). Travellers will be required to submit their quarantine plans through the ArriveCAN mobile app before boarding a flight back to Canada or arriving at the land border crossing.

    Consider the following in your plan:

    • the location of your 14-day quarantine
    • how you will travel to your quarantine location
    • how you will avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems
    • how you will get necessary supplies and supports (food, medication, cleaning supplies, child care and pet care)
    • social or family support (you can’t visit anyone or have visitors while in quarantine)
    • travellers must present proof of a negative COVID-19 pre-travel test result to the airline before boarding a flight to Canada or to the border agents upon entry if entering Canada by land
  • Steps to follow if arriving at the Calgary International Airport
    1. Register and submit your travel, contact and quarantine information using the ArriveCAN mobile app within 72 hours of your planned arrival.
      Note: As of July 5, 2021 at 10 pm, travellers to Canada will also be required to submit proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN before their arrival to Canada. Visit COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada for more information.
    2. Reserve and pay for 3 nights in a federal government authorized hotelto quarantine at upon arrival to Canada (partially and non-vaccinated travellers only).
    3. Register for your mandatory COVID-19 testing (no sooner than 5 days ahead of your arrival). All international travellers arriving at the Calgary Airport will be tested on-site upon clearing customs.
    4. Complete you arrival test at the airport and:
      • If partially or non-vaccinated, proceed to your reserved quarantine hotel room where you will quarantine for up to 3 nights while you await the results of your COVID-19 arrival test. Then proceed to your home or quarantine location to complete the remainder of the 14-day quarantine period.
      • If fully vaccinated, proceed to your final destination with no quarantine required. No further travel restrictions apply.
    5. Complete a follow-up test on day 8 after arriving in Canada (partially and non-vaccinated travellers only).
      • If you were tested upon arrival at Calgary and are in Alberta, you will complete this test at a participating pharmacy. You are permitted to leave quarantine to complete this test.
      • If you left Alberta or entered Canada through a different port-of-entry and then continued on to Alberta, you will be given a self-test kit at the airport upon arrival. Full instructions on how to register your kit online before taking your sample are included with the kit.
    6. If you have no symptoms and your second test result comes back negative, you may exit quarantine once you have completed the mandatory 14 day quarantine.
    7. Self-monitor your health.  If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, isolate yourself immediately, take the online COVID-19 self-assessment and get tested.
  • Steps to follow if crossing the land border into Alberta
    1. Register and submit your travel, contact and quarantine information using the ArriveCAN mobile app within 72 hours of your planned arrival.
      Note: As of July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET, travellers to Canada will also be required to submit proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN before their arrival to Canada. Visit COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada for more information.
    2. Get tested at the border and:
      • If partially or non-vaccinated, proceed to your home or other quarantine location to quarantine for 14 days.
      • If fully vaccinated, proceed to your final destination with no quarantine required. No further travel restrictions apply.
      • Note: If arriving through the Coutts border crossing, you will be tested on-site (during regular day-time hours). If crossing into Alberta outside of regular hours or though another crossing, you will receive a self-test take-home kit to use to complete your arrival test.
    3. Complete a follow-up test on day 8 after arriving in Canada (partially and non-vaccinated travellers only).
      • You will be given a self-test take-home kit at your port-of-entry upon arrival to complete this test. Full instructions on how to register your kit online before taking your sample are included with the kit.
    4. If you have no symptoms and your second test result comes back negative, you may exit quarantine once you have completed the mandatory 14 day quarantine.
    5. Self-monitor your health. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, isolate yourself immediately, take the online COVID-19 self-assessment and get tested.

Flights with confirmed cases

Recent passengers on domestic and international airlines should monitor the Government of Canada list of flights that have confirmed COVID-19 cases and follow instructions if affected.

Compassionate exemptions

For partially and non-vaccinated travellers, the federal government has in place a compassionate exemption online application process for those seeking a limited release from quarantine to visit a patient, client or resident who is receiving critical care for a life-threatening illness or imminent end-of-life care, and/or to attend a funeral or celebration of life event.

Learn more about compassionate entry and limited release from quarantine.

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