CHN Safe Arrival

CHN Safe Arrival



  • The Government of Canada has implemented new testing requirements as a countermeasure to new variants. These measures include testing on arrival for all fully-vaccinated travellers arriving by air (arrivals from the United States are exempt). Fully-vaccinated travellers are also required to self-isolate  while they await the results of their arrival test. For more information, visit:
  • Effective November 30, 2021, Canada will expand the list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of travel to Canada. The list will include Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN, matching the World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing.
  • Additionally, as of January 15, 2022, international students who are 18 years old or older must be fully vaccinated to enter Canada. 

1. “Fully vaccinated” travellers

As of July 5, 2021 at 11:59 pm EDT, “fully vaccinated” travellers who are currently permitted to travel to Canada will be eligible for some quarantine and testing exemptions if they meet specific criteria. To be eligible, students must:

  • Meet the pre-entry and on-arrival testing requirements (see below);
  • Be asymptomatic;
  • Submit all required COVID-19 information electronically into ArriveCAN app prior to travel to Canada;
  • Have a paper or digital copy of proof of vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to travel to Canada;
  • Have a suitable quarantine plan.

The Government of Canada vaccines that are currently acceptable for “fully vaccinated” status are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Sinopharm, Sinovac, and COVAXIN.

As of August 9, 2021, “fully vaccinated” travellers will be instructed to take an arrival test at the border, or receive a home test kit. Travellers are encouraged to register in advance to proceed through testing more quickly.

“Fully vaccinated” travellers who meet the requirements will be exempt from quarantine; however, all travellers must still provide a quarantine plan and be prepared to quarantine, in case it is determined at the border that they do not meet the necessary requirements.

2. All other travellers

Travellers arriving to Canada by air will be required to take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test when they arrive in Canada before exiting the airport, and another toward the end of their 14-day quarantine period.

Travellers are encouraged to register in advance to proceed through testing more quickly.

As of February 15, 2021, travellers arriving to Canada by land, with some exceptions, will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken in the United States within 72 hours of pre-arrival, or a positive test taken 14 to 90 days prior to arrival. In addition, as of February 22, 2021, travellers entering Canada at the land border will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival as well as toward the end of their 14-day quarantine.

These new measures are in addition to existing mandatory pre-boarding and health requirements for air travellers.

Read, sign & send the CHN Safe Arrival Protocol

CHN’s first priority is the health and safety of our students and host families. We are also obligated to follow the regulations and recommendations of various authorities, including the government of Canada, provincial and local public health authorities.

Please read CHN’s Safe Arrival Protocol (button to download is at the end of this section) carefully, then sign and send the Student and Natural Parent Declaration to your Relationship Manager or Please note that the Declaration on Departure (on the last page) must be e-mailed to us on the morning of departure.

CHN’s Safe Arrival Protocol includes important information about:

  • Government rules and expectations
  • Pre-departure planning
  • Quarantine / Self-Isolation options on arrival (if applicable, including costs)

Frequently Asked Questions

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What if a student, host or anyone else in the homestay household shows symptoms of COVID-19?

Please follow instructions from the Public Health Agency of Canada: and inform your Relationship Manager of the outcome so we can assist in any way we can.

If you cannot reach your Relationship Manager, please call our emergency line at 1-877-441-4443 ext. 1.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your Relationship Manager or email