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Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Canada’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
The Government of Canada has announced the removal of all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine and isolation requirements, for anyone entering Canada, with effect from 1 October 2022. Also as of October 1, 2022, travellers will no longer be required to: undergo health checks for travel on air and rail; or wear masks on planes and trains. See Government of Canada website for further details.
Post-Tropical Storm Fiona passed through Atlantic Canada on Saturday 24 September 2022, causing significant damage to infrastructure. See Natural disasters.
It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
Around 724,000 British nationals visit Canada each year. Most visits are trouble free.
Visitors travelling to Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada. See Entry requirements
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Canada. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. You should monitor media reports and remain vigilant. See Terrorism
Severe snow storms are a regular occurrence during winter. Monitor local news and weather reports and visit Environment Canada. See Local travel and Natural disasters
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