Fully Vaccinated Canadians Can't Skip Any Travel Measures Without Using ArriveCAN

Officials say using ArriveCAN is compulsory to skip quarantine and a hotel stay.👇✈️

ArriveCAN Must Be Used To Skip Quarantine & Hotel Stopover
Senior Editor

Fully Vaccinated Canadians Can't Skip Any Travel Measures Without Using ArriveCAN

The feds are reminding fully vaccinated travellers that they must use the ArriveCAN app or website if they want to skip some travel measures when arriving in Canada.

On July 12 — one week after travel restrictions were eased for fully vaccinated Canadians — Health Canada warned that those who fail to make use of ArriveCAN "will not benefit from quarantine and testing exemptions."

Those who qualify for the quarantine and hotel stopover exemption must use the app or website to submit information related to their trip, COVID-19 vaccination status and backup quarantine plan. They must also provide some basic personal details.

Those without a smartphone or reliable cell phone service are advised to create an account online prior to arriving in Canada and take a screenshot or printout of their ArriveCAN receipt.

The feds say Canadians without internet services at home should use internet cafés or libraries to use the ArriveCAN services.

It's also possible to submit information via the app or website on behalf of somebody else, if they are unable to do it themselves.

While travellers won't be denied entry into Canada if they haven't used the app or website, they won't be eligible for exemptions, they may face additional delays and could be subject to fines or penalties.

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.