2022 Annual Retreat & Conference
JULY 08 - 12, 2022
2022 Annual Retreat Travel Information
Fairmont Transportation Team Direct Number: 403-762-6895
Virtual Tour - Banff
Please note that the Calgary Stampede will take place over the dates of JULY 8 - 17, 2022. This may impact travel and transit for arrival and departure plans to Banff.
Use ArriveCAN to enter Canada
You must use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel information before and after your entry into Canada. It only takes minutes to help keep each other safe.
Available for iOS, Android and web.
The mobile app is free and is available in English, French and Spanish (displayed in the language of your device). Download the latest version of ArriveCAN or click 'update' in your app store.
ArriveCAN is mandatory and free!
Disclaimer: Any information posted here is strictly for convenience and may not be the most updated travel restrictions. Please check with your airline carrier regarding specific travel requirements to enter and depart from Canada. Links below should take you to the most recent postings from the authorities listed.
COVID-19 Vaccinated Travellers Entering Canada
On this page
- Exemptions for vaccinated travellers who meet specific conditions
- Check if you qualify for the exemption
- Entry requirements for the fully vaccinated exemption
- Proof of vaccination
- Troubleshooting proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
Exemptions for fully vaccinated travellers who meet specific conditions
Fully vaccinated travellers who arrived before 12:01 a.m. EDT on July 5, aren’t eligible for these exemptions. If you returned to Canada before this time, you must complete your 14-day quarantine and a Day-8 test.
You may qualify for certain exemptions to quarantine and testing requirements if you:
- are eligible to enter Canada
- are asymptomatic
- meet the Government of Canada requirements of fully vaccinated travellers
- meet all other entry requirements, including entering your information in ArriveCAN before arrival
Those who meet the requirements may be exempt from:
- hotel stopover (for air travellers)
- day-8 testing requirement
Travel restrictions on who can enter Canada remain in place.
Foreign nationals (including U.S. citizens) coming to Canada for non-essential reasons will be turned away at the border.
Check if you qualify for the exemption
To be considered fully vaccinated, you must:
- be eligible to enter Canada
- have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines
- have received your last dose at least 14 days prior to the day you enter Canada
- Example: if your last dose was anytime on Thursday July 1st, then Thursday July 15th would be the first day that you meet the 14 day condition
- upload your proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
- Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
- AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine
- Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine - single dose
Vaccines not currently accepted for fully vaccinated status in Canada:
- Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
- Cansino (Convidecia, Ad5-nCoV)
- Gamalaya (Sputnik V, Gam-Covid-Vac)
- Sinopharm (BBIBP-CorV, Sinopharm-Wuhan)
- Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)
- Vector Institute (EpiVacCorona)
The list of accepted vaccines may expand in the future.
If you received your vaccines outside Canada, it’s still accepted but proof of vaccination must be uploaded digitally in ArriveCAN and must only be in French or English, or certified translation into French or English.
Proof of vaccination
You must use ArriveCAN to enter your proof of vaccination, quarantine and travel information.
If you don't provide the required information in ArriveCAN before arriving at the border you won't be considered for the exemption, even if you meet all the other requirements.
Providing proof of your vaccination
In ArriveCAN, you must provide:
- the details of your first dose (date, country and vaccine you received)
- the details of your second dose if one was required (i.e., for Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines)
- a photo or PDF file of the record of each dose of your vaccination, such as receipts, cards, or confirmations:
- if you received two doses and they are both recorded on a single card or PDF, upload that same image or file for dose 1 and again for dose 2
- file formats accepted: PDF, PNG, JPEG or JPG
- maximum file size for upload: each image upload has a 2 MB size limit
- preferred file format: if you received a PDF file of your vaccination record, upload the PDF rather than an image, since the PDF is clearer and easier to read
- these must be in English, French, or a certified translation into English or French
Bring your original proof of vaccination with you while you travel.
Providing a certified translation if your proof is not in French or English
Use ArriveCAN - download the mobile app or sign in online
No exceptions for partially-vaccinated travellers
At this time, there are no exemptions from testing, hotel stopover or quarantine for travellers who haven't received the full series of a vaccine or a combination of vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada.
Troubleshooting proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
If you used ArriveCAN before the vaccination feature was added on July 5, 2021, ArriveCAN is asking if you pre-booked a hotel.
RE-ENTRY from Canada to U.S.:
“All travelers to the U.S. must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 1 day before departure (or proof of recovery) regardless of citizenship or vaccination status.
Travel requirements vary depending on where you’re from and your vaccination status:
U.S. citizen / legal permanent resident
- Proof of negative test taken 1 day before departure or proof of recovery from COVID-19
- Attestation related to proof of negative test or recovery”
RAPID RESORT TEST - Testing Appointments and Information
Appointments in Advance of Departure for testing anywhere in Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary, Edmonton, or rural Alberta.