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As of November 30, 2021, all air passengers aged 12 and older travelling within and out of Canada must be fully vaccinated in order to board their aircraft, and will need to present valid proof of vaccination. Some other Canadian provinces and territories do have quarantine restrictions. You can find out more here. Passengers are responsible for knowing the rules of their final destinations. Please consult your airline or the government website of your destination, for additional information.  

When travelling to another country from Canada, it is important to check airline and country requirements for COVID-19 testing and restrictions for your destination. Links to many of the most common destinations for you here.

Alberta restrictions

Alberta is currently in state of public health emergency. The Government of Alberta has a mask mandate for all indoor spaces within Alberta. When visiting non-essential businesses, please be aware you may be required to show proof of vaccination to enter the business under Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program. More information on public health actions being taken and the Restrictions Exemption program is available from the Government of Alberta.

Passengers returning from the U.S. or international locations

As of November 30, 2021, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated foreign nationals will only be allowed to enter Canada if they meet the criteria for limited exceptions, which apply to certain groups such as agricultural and food processing workers, marine crew members, those entering on compassionate grounds, new permanent residents, resettling refugees and some children under the age of 18. Exempt unvaccinated travellers will continue to be subject to testing, quarantine, and other entry requirements. Non-exempt unvaccinated or partially vaccinated foreign nationals will be prohibited entry into Canada.

Find out if you are eligible to enter Canada here. If you are eligible to enter Canada, follow steps below. 

  1. If you are an exempt unvaccinated or partially vaccinated traveller, register for a COVID-19 arrival test at no cost, up to five days before arrival. If you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to register but may be randomly selected for a take home test supplied by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
    1. As of Nov. 30, 2021, if you are a fully vaccinated Canadian citizen departing and returning to Canada within 72 hours, you will no longer need a PCR test to return to Canada. (Skip to Step 3). This exemption extends to accompanying children under 12, and individuals with medical contraindications to vaccination.
    2. As of the first week of December, 2021, the Government of Canada has announced that, all passengers entering Canada (from anywhere but the US) can be subject to arrival testing and be required to quarantine, pending test results.
  2. Complete pre-departure negative COVID-19 testing requirement within 72 hours of boarding. For a list of accepted tests, visit the Government of Canada website. 
  3. Download the ArriveCAN app on your mobile device in advance. 
  4. Submit mandatory travel information using the ArriveCan App or website version, up to three days before arrival. 
  5. You must show proof of your ArriveCAN submission on the app or website before boarding your flight to Canada. 
  6. Ensure you have proof of vaccination (preferably in physical paper form, rather than digital) with you. 
  7. Upon arriving, have your ArriveCAN submission confirmation and proof of vaccination in hand to clear customs with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) *Note: you may subject to additional screening. 
  8. Non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers who are allowed to travel under the exemption list regardless of citizenship (including Canada) are required to proceed to the testing area. 
  9. This applies to travellers who have received a vaccine not recognized by the Government of Canada.  
  10. Please the Government of Canada website for a list of approved vaccines. 
  11. There is no cost for the test. 
  12. Children under 12 do not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada but must travel with a fully vaccinated adult, show a negative PCR test, and avoid large gatherings, school and daycare upon return. 

Vaccination requirements

For information about requirements for travellers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, please visit the Government of Canada website for the most up to date information.

Transportation options

EIA has several options for transportation.  

  • The 747 Edmonton Transit bus is available. Schedule and rate information can be found online via the City of Edmonton. 
  • Rental vehicles are all open 
  • Taxis, rideshare and limousine services are available 
  • Limited service between the city and EIA is available via Ebus scheduled service. Visit for details. 
  • The on-airport transit now operates as an on-demand service and not a regular route. If you need transportation between the terminal building and another facility on airport property, please call 780-890-8983.