Information on Travel Requirements
by Alberta Professional Outfitters Society
Current as of March 17, 2022
APOS has compiled this information to assist you in navigating the new requirements for entry into Canada. If you are booked to hunt in Alberta with one of our members, please contact your outfitter with any questions you may have.
Coming to Canada
To enter Canada for tourism, you need to be fully vaccinated. This means you have to be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine for at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Fully vaccinated travellers must be asymptomatic upon arrival. As of April 1, 2022, pre-entry testing will no longer be required, but some travellers may be randomly selected for post-arrival testing. For more information on the current requirements, please click here.
All travellers entering Canada by air or land must use ArriveCAN 72 hours before their arrival to Canada. Clients can obtain the ArriveCAN app or sign in on a web browser HERE. Upon completion of the ArriveCAN submission, a receipt will be emailed to the traveller, which will need to be shown to the Canada Border Services Agency Officer (CBSA) before entering into Canada.
Unvaccinated people are not currently eligible to enter Canada for tourism. To check your eligibility for entry into Canada, please use this online tool from the Government of Canada.
Heading Back to the United States
Fully vaccinated US citizens returning to the US by air are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 1 day before travel. A rapid antigen test is acceptable for return to the United States. Most drugstores, including Shoppers Drug Mart, will administer rapid antigen tests in their pharmacies. American clients are also able to obtain this type of testing, upon appointment, at the Edmonton or Calgary International Airports.
Alternatively, documentation proving recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days before they board a flight to the US can be provided in lieu of the rapid test. For more information, click here.
The rapid testing requirement for returning to the US does not apply to entering the US by land.