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April 2022

Canada Ends Pre-Arrival Testing

Ottawa is removing entry testing requirements at airports and land border crossings effective April 1, 2022 for those who are double vaccinated.

Border officials will continue to randomly test travellers upon arrival to identify and track variants of COVID-19. However, there will be no quarantine requirements while those passengers await results.

All arrivals into Canada still need to use the ArriveCAN app to submit their health information prior to arrival.

The government of Canada still requires passengers to be fully vaccinated to board domestic and international flights departing from Canada, for VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains and for cruise ships. 

Unvaccinated and partially-vaccinated arrivals will still receive molecular tests upon arrival and on Day 8 in addition, they’ll still need to quarantine for two weeks.

For partially or unvaccinated travellers who are currently allowed to travel to Canada, pre-entry testing requirements are not changing. They must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result:

  • a valid, negative antigen test, administered or observed by an accredited lab or testing provider, taken outside of Canada no more than one day before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry; or
  • a valid negative molecular test taken no more than 72 hours before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry; or
  • a previous positive molecular test taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry. It is important to note that positive antigen test results will not be accepted.



WestJet connecting Toronto to Chicago and Europe this summer

WestJet announced its 2022 summer schedule, featuring new non-stop service between Toronto and Chicago and more convenient options from Toronto to Europe with service to Barcelona, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London Gatwick.

The airline's summer schedule release marks a significant milestone in the airline's recovery, through the restoration of its network to near pre-pandemic levels.

As confidence in business and leisure travel continues to rise, WestJet's newest route to Chicago will operate daily from Toronto, and service will begin May 19, 2022, on WestJet Encore.    

This summer, WestJet is restoring transatlantic connectivity across the country and adding more convenient and affordable non-stop options from Toronto to five European destinations.


Toronto - Barcelona


3x weekly

May 13, 2022

Toronto - Dublin


1x daily

May 15, 2022

Toronto - Glasgow


4x weekly

May 20, 2022

Toronto – Edinburgh


3x weekly

June 2, 2022

Toronto - London Gatwick



Increasing to 9x weekly

May 1, 2022

June 11, 2022



Make Security Screening Quicker

You can make your security screening experience quicker and easier by packing your liquids, non-solid food, personal and toiletry items properly.  At the airport, these items are referred to as “liquids, aerosols and gels.”

Click here for a list of various items that fall into these categories, a list of items that are exempted from restrictions, and tips on how to pack all of them. 

How to Pack your Liquids, Non-Solid Food and Personal Items

Containers of liquids, non-solid food and personal items in your carry-on must be 100 ml/100 g (3.4 oz) or less. All containers must fit in one clear, resealable plastic bag no more than 1L in capacity. The bag must be transparent so screening officers can easily see the contents.

Each passenger is allowed a single 1 L bag containing liquids, food and personal items. The approximate dimensions of a 1L bag are 15.24 cm by 22.86 cm (6 in. by 9 in.) or 20 cm by 17.5 cm (8 in. by 7 in.).

At the screening point, take your plastic bag out of your carry-on and place it in a bin.  Any containers over 100 ml/100 g (3.4 oz) can be placed in your checked baggage as long as they are not prohibited items. 

Avoid packing gifts and souvenirs containing liquids, aerosols and gels in your carry-on. These include: liquor, wine, beer, snowglobes, cans of condensed soup, maple syrup, perfume, and lotion. Put them in checked baggage or ship them separately.

Read more tips from the Canadian Border Services Agency on carry-on items and how you can make it through security without any issues.