Canada

Entry regulations

Canada

Find all entry regulations for flights to Canada in the following table*.

Registration via ArriveCAN

To speed up your arrival process in Canada and spend less time at the border we recommend to register via ArriveCAN-App (link for iOS / link for android or online) up to 72 hours before your arrival in Canada. 

Prior to Travel

Stays of up to six months for tourism or business purposes are possible without a visa. An electronic travel authorization (eTA) must be applied for online before travelling. This is not necessary when entering by land or sea.

There are no known restrictions

There are no known restrictions

There are no known restrictions

There are no known restrictions

Extensions of stay should be applied for 30 days prior to the expiration of the current permitted length of stay.

The Federal Foreign Office points out that in view of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are still risks associated with international travel, especially for people without full vaccination protection as well as vulnerable groups. Regulations on entry or international transport connections can change quickly with the pandemic situation.

Since June 2022, the so-called '3G rule' has been suspended for entry into Germany, i.e. entrants no longer have to prove that they have either been vaccinated, recovered, or tested. The regulation has been extended until 31 January 2023. As regards air travel, masks must generally be worn on all flights if mask-wearing is compulsory in either the country of departure or the country of destination. The implementation is enforced by the operating airline and may therefore vary. Travellers are advised to carry at least one mask with them at all times. For information on mask mandates, please see the respective category.

Prior to Entry

Entry is permitted, COVID-19 related entry requirements were lifted from 1 October.

The border between Canada and the USA has been opened by the USA for fully vaccinated travellers.

Cruise ships are allowed to sail in Canadian waters again since November.

Travellers are no longer required to register via the ArriveCAN app since 1 October.

There are no known restrictions

Most foreign nationals require an electronic permit (eTA) also for a transit stay, which should be applied for before booking the flight if possible. For international transit, the transit area must not be left during the transfer, and it may not be possible, for example, to change terminals at the same airport or to pick-up or check-in luggage. Detailed information on transit regulations and travel restrictions is available from the Canadian authorities. 

Information on quarantine regulations, testing requirements and possible exceptions for transit travellers that have been vaccinated can be found in the respective categories (if available).

Children and minors are not generally exempt in case testing requirements apply.

Travellers from China, Macao or Hong Kong are required to provide a negative antigen test result (max. 48h old) upon boarding their flight to Canada. Children under two years are exempt.

Quarantine is not currently required.

There are no known restrictions

Proof of vaccination is no longer required since 1 October.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for completely immunized persons.

Proof of vaccination is no longer required since 1 October.

There are no known restrictions

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for incompletely vaccinated persons.

Proof of vaccination is no longer required since 1 October.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for those who have recovered.

Proof of recovery is no longer required since 1 October.

On Site

There is no ease of restrictions.

COVID-19 related documentary proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result is not currently required.

Current value: 27. Previous week: 34

Data source: Our World in Data / European Center for Disease Control. The data is only available at country level and is updated daily.

There are currently no COVID-19-related travel restrictions in the country.

There are no known restrictions

The Canadian authorities recommend the use of a face-mask if the 2-metre distance to a person cannot be maintained. However, rules may be implemented differently depending on the region.

COVID-19 regulations may differ across the various Canadian provinces, an overview is provided by the following website.

Shops and businesses are open.

Restaurants and bars are open.

Hotels are open; hygiene regulations are to be expected.

Events may take place without COVID-19 related restrictions.

Sports, cultural and entertainment facilities are open.

Public transport has partly reduced timetables; masks are recommended.

Both domestic and international air traffic has resumed normal operations. Face masks are no longer mandatory.

Many airlines operate transatlantic flights only on a reduced scale. . All airlines are instructed not to carry any passengers showing symptoms of corona infection to Canada.

After a positive test result, a home quarantine of 5 to 10 days is due in Canada, depending on the vaccination status. Rules may differ between provinces (overview: see here).

Departure

There are no known restrictions

Entry/return to Germany

For travellers entering from a risk-free area, there is no obligation to register online before returning to Germany. The exact regulations are available on the Ministry of Health‘s information sheet.

There are no known restrictions

There is no obligation to test before entering Germany.

Since 31 May, no proof of a negative test, a vaccination or recovery is required, in order to enter Germany.

Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

Returnees from virus-variant areas are generally required to present all test certificates on entry. In the case of virus variant areas, only a PCR test (maximum 48 hours old) is permitted. A proof of vaccination or recovery can not replace the negative test result.

Exceptions for delivery traffic, commuters and other groups of people do not apply to returnees for virus variant areas.

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement for completely immunized persons on entry/return.

Vaccinated persons are exempt from national quarantine and testing obligations. (Caution: In Germany, only the vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax have been approved so far.) Further information is available from the Federal Government.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for incompletely vaccinated persons.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for those who have recovered.

Recovered persons are exempt from quarantine and testing obligations nationwide, area of active circulation of highly contagious virus variants. Those who have recovered need proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) at least 28 days and no more than 3 months ago. Recovered persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.


*All information is without guarantee and is based exclusively on information provided by external sources, e.g. the German Foreign Office. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of this information. Please inform yourself about the applicable entry requirements before your flight.