Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Canadians, Indigenous peoples and permanent residents
Flights from India and Pakistan
As of April 22, 2021, at 11:30 pm ET, Canada is suspending flights from India and Pakistan. Travel restrictions may change with little warning.
Canadian citizens, persons registered as Indians under the Indian Act and permanent residents continue to enter Canada by right, and are subject to COVID-19 measures.
To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada advises residents of Canada to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada and to avoid all cruise ship travel outside Canada until further notice.
Returning to Canada
To limit the introduction and spread of COVID-19 and its variants, the Government of Canada has put in place measures that must be followed:
- Use ArriveCAN to submit your mandatory travel information
- Wear a mask upon arrival
- Follow the Flying to Canada checklist, if you are returning to Canada by air
- Follow the Driving to Canada checklist, if you are returning to Canada by land
- Follow Reporting requirements for private boaters, if you are returning to Canada by boat
- Unless specifically exempted:
Reuniting with your foreign national family members
Your foreign national family members may be eligible to enter Canada for a discretionary (optional) purpose as long as they meet and follow entry requirements.
Visit Foreign nationals reuniting with family to find out if your family member may enter Canada.
Find out how to request written approval to enter Canada.
Temporary import of US-plated vehicles into Canada
Until further notice, the CBSA has lifted the 60-day condition on the temporary import of US-plated vehicles by Canadian residents who last entered Canada with their US-plated vehicle by 11:59 pm EST on . A new deadline for when these vehicles will need to be exported or permanently imported with applicable duties and tax will be set in the future.
Canadian residents who returned to Canada at or after 12:00 am EST on are not entitled to this same exemption. After a maximum of 30 days, they must either pay duty and taxes on US-plated vehicles to permanently import them or export them. Extensions may apply in exceptional circumstances, as specified in the Temporary Importation of Conveyances by Residents of Canada Regulations.
Importing goods by mail
The CBSA has implemented protective measures for all CBSA staff, including social distancing protocols and the use of personal protective equipment.
With mail volume increasing significantly across Canada, there may be delays at the 3 international mail centres. You may track your mail items via the Canada Post website. The CBSA is unable to provide information on the status of mail items.
We thank you for your patience as we continue to work closely with Canada Post to process international mail without compromising the health, safety and security of Canadians.
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