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Border Entry Requirements for Canada & the US

Before you depart for your journey, please ensure you review the entry requirements for Canada or the USA. All visitors to Canada and the United States will require appropriate ID, passports, and documentation as outlined below.

Last updated – February 3, 2023

 

Entry into Canada

Passport & Visas

Depending on your citizenship, you may require a valid passport and/or visa to enter Canada. Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Some international travellers who fly to Canada will need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), prior to boarding a flight to Canada. Learn if you need an eTA for entry into Canada. We strongly recommend that you check for additional entry requirements for Canada.


Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test

Effective January 5, 2023, the Government of Canada requires all air travellers who are two years of age and older, arriving on flights originating from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macao, will need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than two days before their departure, to the airline prior to boarding. For the latest information regarding travel requirements to Canada, click here.
 

Proof of Vaccination

Effective October 1, 2022, the Government of Canada no longer requires travellers, regardless of citizenship, to be fully vaccinated to enter Canada for any purpose. 
 

Entry into the US

Passport & Visas

Depending on your citizenship, you may require a valid passport and/or visa. Please visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ for more information. We strongly recommend that you check for additional entry requirements to the United States.
 

Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test

The US CDC announced, that starting January 5, 2023 all air passengers two years of age and older traveling to the United States from China, Hong Kong, or Macau will need to get a COVID-19 test no more than two days before their flight and show their negative result, or show proof documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, to the airline before boarding.  For the latest information regarding travel requirements in the United States, click here.
 

Proof of Vaccination

The US CDC announced, that starting June 12, 2022, pre-entry tests will no longer be required to enter the USA. Non-US citizens and non-permanent residents must be fully vaccinated to enter the USA, however, US citizens and permanent residents do not need to be vaccinated to enter the USA. For the latest information regarding travel requirements in the United States, click here.

 


It is your responsibility to identify and obtain the necessary paperwork and visas before the start of their trip, for entry into Canada and/or the United States. Permission to enter the United States or Canada is granted solely at the discretion of Customs and Immigration Officers.

Rocky Mountaineer is not responsible for guests who are refused entry into Canada or the United States because of inadequate documentation, for other causes, or for inadmissible reasons, such as criminal driving offences.