Canadian Border Testing Program

As of October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 measures, including restrictions on entry into Canada, and testing and quarantine/isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, will be lifted. As a result, effective October 1, 2022, any existing obligations to which you were subject (e.g. testing and/or quarantine/isolation) will also end.

Consequently, if you entered Canada on or after September 17, 2022, then starting on October 1, 2022:


  1. You are no longer required to quarantine or isolate if you are currently completing your 14-day quarantine or 10 day isolation period.

  2. If you were required to test upon entry and/or on day 8 after arriving in Canada, you are no longer required to complete either test.

  3. If you have been selected for a mandatory random test, you are no longer required to complete the test.


As well, starting October 1, 2022, Switch Health will stop all testing activities, including analysis of samples, and reporting results to the Public Health Agency of Canada. If you were tested under the Canada border testing program before October 1, 2022, but did not get your results, please contact Switch Health. Please continue to follow local public health guidance, if it applies, and any applicable provincial or territorial requirements. Thank you for doing your part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Canada.

RESOURCES AND HELPFUL LINKS
Information related to COVID-19 provided by Public Health Canada
Switch Health does not own or maintain any of the below links. Any inquiries should be directed to the contact information listed within the articles.

Get the latest information on COVID-19 from the Government of Canada at canada.ca/coronavirus

Find up-to-date testing information for travellers from the Government of Canada at travel.gc.ca/travel-covid

General questions about coronavirus and quarantine
Questions/comments regarding treatment at the border
Updates on social media
Pre-entry tool to determine quarantine obligations
A tool that travellers can use pre-entry into Canada to determine what their quarantine obligations will be
Information regarding ArriveCAN
Use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel information on and after your entry into Canada
Information regarding upcoming trips into Canada
Plan ahead before entering Canada
Updates to contact information
This includes telephone number, addresses, email address, and/or to notify PHAC regarding exiting Canada during the mandatory quarantine/isolation period
Information regarding government authorized accommodations
Plan ahead and review these helpful links for mandatory hotel stopovers
Information regarding exemptions
Information related to border restrictions, compassionate release and exemptions to mandatory quarantine