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Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results required for all air travellers coming to Canada

All travelers aged 5+ must present a negative PCR or LAMP test within 72 hours of departure (with temporary exceptions for select locations) before boarding their flight to Canada. Failure to do so will result in a denial of boarding. Read the full statement, consult our Message to Canadians in the UK and the COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions pages for more information.


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Due to ongoing concerns related to the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), preventative measures have been enacted throughout our global network of offices. Many Government of Canada offices are encouraging clients to limit in-person visits. Canadians in need of assistance should contact:

Please visit the COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions page.

For information on COVID-19, please visit the Government of Canada's official outbreak page and check our Travel Advice and Advisories. Make sure to register with the Registration of Canadians Abroad to get the latest updates at your destination.


Visas and immigration

Visa Application Centre in the United Kingdom – Reduced services

Please visit the VAC website for further updates.

You can apply for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit online.

If you have a case specific enquiry contact Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada.



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