How can a Brazilian emigrate to Canada

Entry & Visa Regulations

Covid-19 information


There is currently an entry ban for Canada. Exceptions to this are Canadian nationals and persons with permanent residence status as well as their immediate family members (spouses, life partners, parents and children), who, based on experience, have to prove the family relationship by means of meaningful documents when boarding a flight to Canada. The Canadian government provides an overview of, among other things, whether and under what conditions entry for visiting purposes is possible for family members. People who enter the country for the purpose of employment or study with a valid work or study permit are also exempt from the entry ban. You can check here whether entry into Canada is possible in individual cases.

All travelers from five years of age, regardless of their nationality, must present a negative PCR test result to the airline concerned or, if arriving by land, the border official, which is no more than 72 hours before the planned departure (or if entering the country by land before the expected entry). Travelers who have a positive test result from which the sample was taken between 14 and 90 days prior to entry also meet the test requirements prior to entry.

All travelers must also undergo a PCR test when arriving at the respective international airport or when arriving by land at the border crossing. They then usually have to go to a hotel approved by the Canadian government for three days or until the test result is available. The remainder of the 14-day quarantine must be spent at the travel destination, even if the PCR test result is negative again. Towards the end of the quarantine, all travelers are required to perform a rapid self-test for COVID-19 provided by the Canadian government.

Failure to comply can result in fines and imprisonment. The Government of Canada has extensive information on travel restrictions, exceptions and notices of conduct.

Before entering the country, all entrants must register via the ArriveCAN app and provide precise contact information for their mandatory 14-day quarantine plan on or before entering the country. Use of the app is binding. The Canadian authorities are monitoring compliance with quarantine regulations.

Transit and onward travel

Transit through Canada is possible to a limited extent if the regulations of the third or destination country permit entry there. Those passing through, including German citizens, need an electronic travel authorization (eTA), which they should apply for before booking a flight.

For international transit, the transit area must not be left during the transfer and, for example, a change of terminal at the same airport must not be necessary. The Canadian government has extensive information on transit.

All travelers aged five and over, regardless of their nationality, must prove a negative PCR test result to the airline concerned when boarding the flight to Canada. The PCR test result required by the Ministry of Transport must not be more than 72 hours before the planned departure.

The common border between Canada and the USA has been largely closed since the end of March 2020. Only absolutely necessary border crossings are allowed, Canadian and US citizens should be able to travel home. The traffic relevant to important supply chains should also not be impaired.

Travel connections

International flights are only allowed to land at the following four airports: Toronto Pearson International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Vancouver International, Calgary International. Many European airlines only operate transatlantic flights to a significantly reduced extent. Airlines have been instructed not to carry passengers who have symptoms of COVID-19 (including Canadian nationals). As a result of measures to combat pandemics or due to insufficient flight utilization, changes and cancellations can also occur at short notice. The Canadian government has detailed information on all measures and restrictions on air travel.

Restrictions in the country

Many provinces, including Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia, have restrictions on the operation of public facilities, including cultural institutions, restaurants, and shops.
The Canadian government strongly recommends social distancing and avoiding any unnecessary travel.

Depending on the occurrence of the infection, restrictions of varying degrees are imposed up to “stay-at-home orders”, which impose restrictions on movement of citizens for all activities that are not absolutely necessary. The respective provincial governments inform about this.

Information status: April 28, 2021