Last update: July 7
With Covid19 still around, it is hard to know if and where you can travel. However, in this article, we will give you some useful tools and information to help Canadians who want to travel within Canada and also internationally. So, here is where Canadians can travel right now.
Where can you travel right now?
Can I travel within Canada?
Yes, Canadians can travel right now between provinces.
But, some restrictions may apply. Depending on where you live in Canada, some restrictions can apply. In some provinces, there is even a travel ban to anyone living outside their territories. An interactive map provided by the Canadian Travel & Tourism Roundtable will help you whether you are a resident of Québec, Alberta, British Colombia or any other provinces.
Here is an example, for Canadians travelling from Québec and living in Québec.
Green: provinces where you can travel
Brown: provinces with travel restrictions
Red: provinces where you can’t travel
Can I travel outside Canada?
Yes, Canadians can travel right now outside the country.
But only to a restricted number of countries. As you may know, the Canadian Government asked to avoid “non-essential travel “outside the country. However, you can leave the country. But, you must respect a mandatory quarantine (14 days self-isolation) when returning back to Canada.
List of countries where you can travel with no restrictions. Upon return to Canada, you will have to self-isolate for 14 days.
Countries where you can travel with restrictions. Upon return to Canada, you will have to self-isolate for 14 days. And other specific restrictions apply from local authorities.
- Antigua: At the discretion of local authorities, a COVID-19 PCR test may be conducted upon arrival.
- Aruba: You must upload the results of a COVID-19 PCR test showing no infection no later than 12 hours prior to departure. You must conduct the test within 72 hours prior to the time of departure.
- Bahamas: You must present the results of a COVID-19 PCR test showing no infection upon arrival. You must conduct the test must within 10 days prior to the date of departure.
- Bermuda: You must present the results of a COVID-19 PCR test showing no infection upon arrival. You must conduct the test within 5 days prior to the date of departure. You must also complete a Travel Authorization and secure health insurance prior to departure.
- Dominican Republic: Upon arrival, your temperature will be checked. If you register above 100.6F (38°C), you will have to take a rapid COVID-19 test and potentially be required to isolate.
- Dubai: You must conduct a COVID-19 PCR test showing no infection within 96 hours prior to the date of departure. Also, A PCR test will be available upon arrival at Dubai International Airport.
- Saint Lucia: You must present the results of a COVID-19 PCR test showing no infection at check-in. While no testing window has been provided by the authorities, it is recommended to conduct the test within a few days of departure.
The Government of Canada is updating Global Travel Advisories here so check out their website for the latest guidelines.
Important information: all Canadians leaving the country must have travel insurance. Call your insurance to make sure there is a COVID19-related coverage.
Note: The Canadian Government has recommended avoiding “all non-essential travel” outside Canada. It is the responsibility of the reader only to validate the information with official government guidelines as they might change quickly. iamabackpacker will take no responsibility. It is your own decision to travel outside the country.
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