COVID-19 Travel Policy

As of October 1, 2022

The Public Health Agency of Canada states that the removal of border measures has been facilitated by several factors, including modelling that indicates that Canada has largely passed the peak of the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 fuelled wave, Canada’s high vaccination rates, lower hospitalization and death rates, as well as the availability and use of vaccine boosters, rapid tests, and treatments for COVID-19.


Effective October 1, 2022, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

  • submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website.
  • provide proof of vaccination.
  • undergo pre- or on-arrival testing.
  • carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation.
  • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.


Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements. 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.


Although the masking requirement is being lifted, Rise Air strongly recommends that passengers continue to wear high-quality and well-fitted masks during their journeys. Individuals are reminded that they should not travel if they have symptoms of COVID-19. If an individual becomes sick while travelling, they should inform their flight attendant so that any necessary steps can be initiated to protect the health of the person and their fellow passengers.