COVID-19 Measures

We will work to keep this page updated with the most recent information as it relates to travel to Canada, generally, and to St. John's, specifically.

As of March 14, 2022, Newfoundland and Labrador has no CoVid-related public health restrictions, including travel for fully vaccinated passengers. In order to provide as safe an environment as possible, masking continues to be encouraged provincially and will be required at the conference (presenters may remove their masks while presenting). We will work to create as much physical distancing as possible within the conference venue, but masking remains our best option for safe conferencing.

Canadian Travel Requirements

To learn about Canada's travel requirements, please follow these links:

General Information:

As of June 20, vaccine mandates for travel within and outbound from Canada are suspended. All air travellers coming to Canada must continue to show proof of a full course of a WHO-approved vaccine using ArriveCAN (see below). A combination of approved vaccines (ie. one Pfizer and one Moderna dose, or one AstraZeneca and one mRNA dose) are generally acceptable for entry to Canada at this time.

All travellers to Canada must use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory traveller information, including proof of vaccination status to the Canadian Government. This can be completed in an app or on the web:

As of April 1, 2022, Canada will no longer require proof of a negative test result to enter the country.

If you are travelling from outside of Canada, be sure to check with local authorities on travel and testing requirements for re-entry to your home country. If you require testing in St. John's for travel purposes, expect to pay approximately $55 for a rapid antigen test and up to $250 for a PCR test. Of course, this can change at a moment's notice, and we will do our best to keep you informed on provincial and national requirements.

Note: as of June 12, 2022, the United States will no longer require proof of pre-entry Covid testing.

Last Updated: June 14, 2022