A great Canadian travelling app
ArriveCAN (Arrive Canada) is a free app used by travellers with limited exceptions entering Canada by plane, car, bus, train, or boat (Marine Vessel). CBSA-ASFC developed the app with the intent to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. Travellers must use the app to provide all contact information, proof of vaccination, and quarantine information.
Other travel apps like Trip Advisor and ZAO provide users with trip information, travel arrangements, and additional information like weather, maps, etc. So far, ArriveCAN is the only official Canadian app of its kind. You can use ArriveCAN to avoid any unnecessary contact when arriving in Canada.
How to use ArriveCAN
Make sure that you download the correct app and avoid using fraudulent apps pretending to be ArriveCan and asking for any form of payment. ArriveCAN is the official Canadian Government platform used to provide information before entering Canada when travelling.
Once you download and install the app, you can submit your information, and they will notify you via app notifications or e-mail with your confirmed travel and receive a receipt. If you qualify to travel, you won’t receive further notifications unless you’re expected to quarantine.
Who needs to use ArriveCAN
ArriveCAN is a mandatory official app, and therefore, all travellers entering Canada must use it and submit forms 72 hours before entering Canada. The only exceptions are for:
- Travellers entering by boat (Marine vessel)Due to Wi-Fi issues and connectivity, you can use the app either before or upon entering Canada.
- Travellers from other countries via plane arriving through transitBecause you never leave the transit area, you don’t have to use the app unless you plan to exit transit.
- Travellers with accessibility issuesYou can make use of the web version as it’s equipped with text-to-voice technology. If this option is not for you, you can get assistance upon entering or request support by visiting the web help page.
- Exempt essential travellersAll travellers considered essential workers to frequent cross-border workers only need to submit their information once and use the same receipt for future travel.
Getting an ArriveCAN receipt
After submitting your information, you will receive a receipt to present to an airline carrier or Canadian border services officer. They will accept the following:
Travelling made easier
If you reside, work, or plan to travel to Canada for vacation, you will enjoy this great app. Store all your information, including vaccination certificates and other needed information, to make your travels more comfortable. It’s one of the better ways to ensure you can enter the country safely without being denied entry.