COVID-19 Resources

Entering Canada

Please refer to the Canadian Government website regarding the most up to date restrictions and requirements to enter Canada.

ArriveCAN mobile app 

Canada Border Services Agency has launched the ArriveCAN mobile app to make it easier for travellers to provide their contact information upon entering the country. Download the ArriveCAN mobile app, available on the Apple App and Google Play Stores, and complete the questionnaire prior to your arrival to reduce wait times and limit points of contact.  Inputting your information via the mobile app will generate a summary of your traveller information, which will be used by Border Services Officers and Quarantine Officers at ports of entry to support health screening protocols.

You must use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel information before and after your entry into Canada. All travellers, with limited exceptions, whether entering Canada by air, land, rail or marine vessel, must use ArriveCAN unless you’re exempt from this requirement due to an accessibility need.

You’ll need to submit your information within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada.

Requirements for Traveling to Canada

Travellers are eligible to enter or return to Canada if they qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.

To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to Canada, you must:

  • have received at least 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine accepted for travel, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines
  • or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • have received your second dose at least 14 calendar days before you enter Canada
  • Example: if your second dose was anytime on Thursday, July 1, then Thursday, July 15 would be the first day that you meet the 14 day condition
  • have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19
  • upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCANcomplete your ArriveCAN submission and have ArriveCAN receipt with letter I, V, or A beside your name

Driving to Canada: COVID-19 testing for travellers

Flying to Canada: COVID-19 testing for travellers

14-Day Self-Isolation Resources

Assessing Your quarantine plan


U of T Temporary Housing Resources

Toronto Convention and Visitors Association

Town Inn Suites

Chelsea Hotel

Air BnB

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre and Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel   (Book your corporate rate for University of Toronto with any of the two participating hotels)

Car/Limo Service From The Airport

Aeroport Taxi (prearranged pick up)

 (905) 624-2424/ (416) 255-2211/ 1 800-465-3434

Toronto Airport Limo (prearranged pick up)

 (416) 619-0050

Toronto Pearson Airport Limo (prearranged pick up)


Car Rentals

Enterprise Cars

1 833-619-3659

Avis Car Rental


Budget Car Rental


Grocery Deliveries

Instacart (Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart, Eataly, Walmart)

Grocery Gateway


Many restaurants in downtown Toronto and the greater GTA offer food for takeout and delivery. If you’re self-isolating you must remain in quarantine. You can use delivery services such as SkipTheDishes, Uber Eats, or DoorDash.

Health Insurance

Please speak to your HR Office/Benefits Representative as listed in your offer letter to arrange for the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) (if necessary).


Mount Sinai Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital

Toronto General Hospital

Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.



There are many local pharmacies in the area, which can be found online. Rexall and Shopper’s Drugmart offers delivery options in your local areas. Please contact each pharmacy to check location and for delivery options.

Rexall Pharmacy

Shoppers Drug Mart

Other COVID-19 Resources

University of Toronto’s Response to COVID-19

Government of Canada:

Government of Ontario

City of Toronto