Use ArriveCAN to enter Canada

You must use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel information before and after your entry into Canada. It only takes minutes to help keep each other safe.

Available for iOS, Android and web, The mobile app is free and is available in English, French and Spanish (displayed in the language of your device).

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How to use ArriveCAN

All travelers, with limited exceptions, whether entering Canada by air, land, rail or marine vessel, must use ArriveCAN unless you’re exempt from this requirement due to an accessibility need.

You’ll need to submit your information within 72 hours:

Use ArriveCAN to submit:

Getting your ArriveCAN receipt

Once you submit your information through ArriveCAN, a receipt will be displayed and emailed to you. ArriveCAN won’t confirm exemptions from public health requirements. An ArriveCAN receipt shows that you’ve successfully provided your information. It doesn’t validate your eligibility to enter Canada, vaccination status, or essential travel status. Your exemptions from public health requirements and/or essential travel status will be determined by a border services officer.

How to use the ArriveCAN receipt

Show the receipt to your airline carrier or a Canadian border services officer when you enter. To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveler exemption, you must have an (A), (V) or (I) next to your name.

If there’s no (A), (V) or (I) next to your name:

You can show your ArriveCAN receipt from:

If you don't submit your information through ArriveCAN

If you don’t submit your information through ArriveCAN, you may be denied:

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, persons registered under the Indian Act and foreign nationals eligible to enter Canada under another entry exemption (such as foreign work, study, compassionate grounds) will not be denied boarding or entry, but you:

Exceptions to using ArriveCAN

In some limited exceptions, you can use an alternative to ArriveCAN. You can provide your information verbally at the border, or by completing a paper form if you fall into one of these categories:

Persons with accessibility needs

You’re unable to use the accessible web version of ArriveCAN or the mobile app because you have cognitive or physical impairments (based on the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of disability).

Inadequate infrastructure

You’re unable to use the web version of ArriveCAN or the mobile app because of country-based censorship, or lack of access to internet connectivity on a country level only.

A service disruption or a natural disaster

You’re unable to use the web version of ArriveCAN or the mobile app due to:

ArriveCAN outages
Asylum seekers

You’ve made a claim for refugee protection when entering Canada from the United States.

ArriveCAN outages

You’re entering as a refugee whose application was approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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