You are receiving this email because you are registered with the Government of Canada’s Registration of Canadians Abroad (ROCA) service.
We received information that Qantas will operate a single flight QF75 from Sydney, Australia to Vancouver on 23rd March 2021. The flight is available to purchase online at the Qantas website. https://www.qantas.com
The Government of Canada has no involvement in the flight arrangements. This is a commercial flight operated by Qantas. Any enquiries should be made directly to the airline.
Dual nationals, or foreign nationals with permanent residency status in Australia, need to secure an exemption from the Australian Border Force Commissioner before they can leave Australia, even if using the passport of their other nationality. Individuals can apply online for an exemption on the Department of Home Affairs website. https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/
Flying to Canada checklist
People who travel by air, regardless of citizenship, will need to follow testing and quarantine requirements to keep Canadians safe, particularly given the new COVID-19 variants in Canada and around the world.
A checklist is available online containing relevant links to assist you in meeting the requirements to return to Canada. https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist
Travellers must still provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken up to 72 hours before their scheduled departure time.
Mandatory hotel quarantine
Travellers, unless exempted, are required to:
- reserve a government-authorized hotel for 3 nights prior to departure to Canada • take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival in Canada • stay in the government-authorized hotel while awaiting the results of the COVID-19 molecular test taken on arrival • pay for the cost of the hotel stay, as well as all associated costs for: food, security, transportation, infection prevention and control measures.
Travellers must present proof of having reserved and pre-paid for their accommodation through the ArriveCAN app. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html
Travellers will still be required to complete the remainder of the mandatory 14-day quarantine after their mandatory hotel stopover.
List of government-authorized hotels:
Who is exempt from quarantine?
In case of emergency, call the closest Government of Canada office (https://travel.gc.ca/assistance/embassies-consulates). If the office is closed, your call will be transferred to the 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa. Call direct at +1 613 996 8885 (call collect where available) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strongly recommend you keep your registration up to date at https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration. If you have already returned to Canada, please update your profile at https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration, or send an email to email@example.com with your date of departure.
Global Affairs Canada