The requirement for negative COVID-19 test results before coming to Canada begins on January 7
Following the previous announcements, on January 5, 2021, the Government of Canada officially stated that beginning January 7, all travellers to Canada above five years old, are obligated to provide negative COVID-19 test results before coming to Canada by air. Test results must be submitted within 72 hours prior to the flight to Canada. This requirement will supplement the 14-day self-isolation requirement. The penalty for violating the Quarantine Act can result in $750,000 in fines and/or six months in prison.