This Super Simple Video Explains Exactly How The ArriveCAN App Works For Travellers

Travellers (including Canadians) must use the app to prove their vaccination status.👇✈️

This Super Simple Video Explains Exactly How The ArriveCAN App Works For Travellers
Senior Editor

If you need ArriveCAN help, look no further! The Government of Canada has created a new video that explains how the app works and it's pretty useful for travellers.

On July 5, Canada's travel rules were updated to allow fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents to skip some measures upon their arrival in Canada or upon their return. This includes the two-week quarantine period and day-eight COVID-19 test.

However, in order to skip these restrictions, returning Canadian travellers must be able to prove to border officials that they're fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

This is where the ArriveCAN app comes in!

All travellers arriving in Canada must use the government-created app to share their personal details, contact information and travel itinerary. This includes their quarantine plan, COVID-19 test information and proof of vaccination status where applicable.

It's worth noting that Canadians who lie about their COVID-19 vaccination status could face fines of up to $750,000, or even jail time.

Who needs to use ArriveCAN?

Whether they're arriving in the country by land or air, all international travellers (and Canadian citizens and permanent residents) must use ArriveCAN to register their details. This includes fully vaccinated Americans, who were given the go ahead to enter Canada for non-essential purposes from August 9.

All information must be shared within 72 hours prior to the traveller's arrival in Canada.

The federal government says that ArriveCAN will not use GPS or any other technology to track users' locations. All information provided is protected according to Canada's Privacy Act.

Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

Helena Hanson
Senior Editor
Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Media, leading the Travel and Money teams. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.