September 26, 2022 | Circular No. 11457

Dear Member,

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) today announced that all Covid-19 entry restrictions, as well as all testing, quarantine and isolation requirements for individuals entering Canada, will be removed as of 12:01 AM on October 1, 2022. Consequently, as of that date, travelers will no longer be required to:

  • Submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website
  • Provide proof of vaccination
  • Undergo pre or post-arrival Covid-19 testing
  • Carry out Covid-19 related quarantine or isolation
  • Monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of Covid-19 upon arriving in Canada

We assume that the lifting of ArriveCAN  reporting requirements also means that crew members arriving on board a ship will no longer be required to submit traveller contact information forms to CBSA (as these essentially act as alternatives to ArriveCAN submissions), but will revert with definitive confirmation from CBSA once available.

Although the government is also removing the requirement for travelers to wear masks on planes and trains, it continues to strongly recommend that all travelers wear high quality and well-fitted masks during their journeys.

Cruise measures are also being lifted, and travelers will no longer be required to have pre-board tests, be vaccinated, or submit health information via ArriveCAN.

Members should bear in mind that all current entry requirements (as per the checklists provided in CL 11455) will remain in place until October 1st.

A link to the press release announcing these changes can be found HERE.


Karen Kancens
Vice President