Canadian Travel Protocol

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All incoming Calvin Students planning to attend a Wilderness Orientation Trip that takes place in Ontario, Canada—such as the North Channel Sea Kayaking & Climbing/Backpacking Trip—must read, follow, and complete the required Canadian protocol found below. 

Please note that there are no exceptions or alternatives to this policy, as it is in coordination with the Canadian Governmental mandate.

  1. All Calvin students must send digital-photo proof of two (2) doses of an accepted vaccine to orientation@calvin.edu by July 15, 2022.
  2. On August 17, all students must enroll via the ArriveCAN app (see below).
  3. When you arrive at Calvin on August 18, you must arrive with:
    • a physical/paper copy of proof of vaccinations
    • digital photo of proof on your phone
    • ArriveCAN app installed on your phone

To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler to Canada, you must:

  • have received at least 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine accepted for travel, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines, or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • have received your second dose at least 14 calendar days before you enter Canada. Example: if your second dose was anytime on Thursday, July 1, then Thursday, July 15 would be the first day that you meet the 14 day condition
  • have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19
  • upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
  • complete your ArriveCAN submission and have ArriveCAN receipt with letter I, V, or A beside your name

Important note: The above checklist is drawn from the Canadian government's travel website for your convenience. However, before you go through the checklist above, please check the Canadian travel site to make sure no details have changed. Information on the Canadian travel site takes precedence over the information here.

How to upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN before you travel

  1. Locate the proof you'll need to upload
    • Use your Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination
    • Others without Canadian proof of vaccination
  2. Save or move your proof of vaccination file(s) to have it ready to upload
    • if you'll be using the ArriveCAN mobile app, save the file(s) onto your phone or you can take a picture of your paper proof of vaccination
    • or if you'll be signing into ArriveCAN online, save onto your computer
    • you can also send your proof to someone who'll complete your ArriveCAN form for you
  3. Create your free ArriveCAN account
  4. Upload your proof in ArriveCAN in the traveller profile

Upload your proof of vaccination and your travel documents before any planned travel

  • Sign in to ArriveCAN from a computer or use the mobile app
  • Select Travellers and + Add traveller to set up your profile and the profile of other travellers who are likely to accompany you
  • Enter your travel documents and vaccination information
  • When asked to upload your proof of vaccination, click the button labelled Add file/photo and select the PDF file or photo you saved in Step 2 or use the camera to take a picture of your proof. If proofs of vaccination for your first and second dose are in separate files or photos, click the on Add file/photo button again to upload the second proof
  • A screen will show that your traveller profile is being saved
  • You can add, delete or save travellers at any time by clicking on the travellers tab at the bottom of the screen
  • Within 72 hours before your entry, click on Start on the home screen to start your ArriveCAN submission. You’ll need to answer questions about your travel plan. To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, your ArriveCAN receipt must show an A, I, or V next to your name

Final determination of your vaccination status will be made at the border. You must bring a digital or paper copy of your proof(s) of vaccination with you and keep it for 14 days after entry.

Complete your ArriveCAN form to get your receipt within 72 hours before your return to Canada.

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