Canada to Drop Entry Restrictions and Mask Mandate on October 1, 2022

Effective Oct. 1, the federal government of Canada will no longer enforce the remaining COVID-19 vaccination and quarantine mandates for inbound travelers.

That means that starting then, travelers will be able to enter Canada without a random COVID-19 test at the border, will no longer have to complete their ArriveCan application prior to entry, and will be able to fly or travel on trains without masking up. Unvaccinated Canadians returning to the country will no longer have to quarantine upon arrival.

The news marks a significant shift in the rules for travelers entering, or returning, to Canada.