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Current Travel Requirements

As entry requirements to Canada and the United States are constantly changing in relation to COVID-19, please review the information below. For all other entry requirements, including passport and visa requirements, please scroll down for more information. 


COVID-19 Border Entry & Travel Requirements

Entering Canada

Entering Canada

Effective October 1, 2022, the Government of Canada no longer requires travellers, regardless of citizenship, to be fully vaccinated to enter Canada for any purpose. Additionally, Transport Canada no longer requires travellers to wear masks onboard trains and planes. Although this requirement is being lifted, it is strongly recommended that guests wear a mask while onboard.

Entering the USA

The US CDC has announced, that starting June 12, 2022, pre-entry tests will no longer be required to enter the USA. Non-US citizens and non-permanent residents must be fully vaccinated to enter the USA, however US citizens and permanent residents do not need to be vaccinated to enter the USA. For the latest information regarding travel requirements in the United States, click here.

Departing Canada or the USA

Depending on the country you are returning to, a COVID-19 test may be required prior to returning home. Please review your home country's information on whether a test is required, and what type of test is accepted. Below are some locations that provide testing services for your return home. Please click on the links below for cost and full details on how to book your test. 


•    Go Rapid Test: located in downtown Banff
•    Rapid Test & Trace: located in downtown Banff


•    Calgary International Airport
•    Canadian Travel Clinics: located in downtown Calgary


•   Vancouver International Airport
•   FastTest: located in downtown Vancouver
•   Choice Medical Clinic: located in downtown Vancouver
•   Covid Tests Vancouver: located in downtown Vancouver


•    Denver International Airport
•    Advanced Urgent Care: located in downtown Denver (various locations)

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Passport & visa requirements

All visitors to Canada and the United States will require appropriate ID, passports, and documentation for all family members. We strongly recommend making copies of all travel documents and keeping the copies in a separate location from your originals, such as your luggage, in case of loss or theft.

Entry into Canada

Depending on your citizenship, you may require a visa to enter Canada. Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Some international travellers who fly to Canada will need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), prior to boarding a flight to Canada. Learn if you need an eTA for entry into Canada. We strongly recommend that you check for additional entry requirements for Canada.

Entry into the United States

Depending on your citizenship, you may require a valid passport and/or visa. Please visit for more information. We strongly recommend that you check for additional entry requirements to the United States.

It is your responsibility to identify and obtain the necessary paperwork and visas before the start of their trip, for entry into Canada and/or the United States. Permission to enter the United States or Canada is granted solely at the discretion of Customs and Immigration Officers.

Rocky Mountaineer is not responsible for guests who are refused entry into Canada or the United States because of inadequate documentation, for other causes, or for inadmissible reasons, such as criminal driving offences.