Covid-19 News for Canada
Canada has relaxed entry requirements for fully vaccinated travellers eligible to enter Canada and vaccinated with accepted vaccines, as of September 7, 2021.
For a complete list of entrant categories, please see Canadian government’s outline Who Can Enter Canada(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)
Wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory on public transportation, as well as at airports. Guidelines may vary by province or area, please consult local guidelines.
- Health Canada outline on travel restrictions(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window) related to Covid-19
- Negative test required from all travelers coming to Canada(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)
- Covid-19 daily epidemiology update in Canada(Link to another website.)
There are maximum limits on gatherings, which vary by province. Several provinces have interprovincial travel restrictions.
Non-medical masks or face coverings are mandatory on public transportation and in many locations also in public and commercial indoor spaces. Please consult local guidelines and follow them outside of home or lodgings for physical distancing, use of hand sanitizer and face coverings.
The health care system is competent and access to care for travellers is reasonable.
- Covid-19 information listed by province on the Health Canada web site(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window) .
Opening hours and access to restaurants, hotels, tourist sites and parks are limited by provincial regulations.
- Covid-19 information listed by province at Health Canada web site(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window) .
Sanctions for infractions
Infractions of the Quarantine Act can result in a fine up to $750 000.00 or imprisonment.
Embassy customer service
When attending at the embassy, local public health regulations must be observed. Reservations and inquiries preferably by email: Ottawa ([email protected]), Toronto ([email protected]) and Vancouver ([email protected]).
Please be prepared for possible unexpected delays in processing and delivery of services.
- Embassy website finlandabroad.fi/canada
We remind all travellers and those already in Canada to complete a travel notification.(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)
If you have already completed a travel notification and your stay abroad has been extended, please update your notification to reflect the change. This way the embassy will know that you remain in Canada and can contact or update you. If you registered for the service, you can make any changes yourself. If not, please complete a new travel notification.
If you submitted a travel notification without an expiry date or you have returned to Finland sooner than expected, please remove the notification. If you registered for the service, you can complete your own updates. If you did not register, please email a removal request to [email protected]