October 25, 2021

Travelling to the United States and Proof of Vaccination

Posted by Lijing Cao - Bellissimo Law Group PC

Effective 30 October 2021, all travellers 12 years of age and older will be required to show proof of vaccination to board a plane, train or cruise ship from Canada, including  

  • air passengers flying on domestic, transborder or international flights departing from airports in Canada,
  • rail passengers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, or
  • marine passengers on non-essential passenger vessels, such as cruise ships, on voyages of 24 hours or more.

As a reliable way of demonstrating the status of vaccination when travelling, Canadian residents can get their proof of vaccination from their province or territory. For more information, please visit Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination.[1]

As of 8 November 2021, Canadians vaccinated with any combination of 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by U.S. regulators or the World Health Organization will be considered fully vaccinated and able to enter the United States.[2] For most updated guidance on who are considered “fully vaccinated” by the U.S. government, please visit Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[3]

ArriveCAN has been updated so that it will digitally verify the authenticity of the new COVID-19 proof of vaccination. Users should update their app to ensure the latest functionality. For those who do not have this new proof, they can continue to upload other proof of vaccination to ArriveCAN.

This article is prepared for information only and it is not intended to be legal advice. If you have any questions about this topic or any other legal issues, please consult with one of our team members.