Last updated on January 20, 2022
Ottawa Tourism’s top priority is the health and safety of our community and our visitors. Ottawa Tourism encourages all visitors to fully review proof of vaccination and travel requirements (summarized below) before travel, and to follow all public health measures while visiting Ottawa. Ottawa currently has a high rate of vaccination and tourism operators are diligent with safety protocols.
Ontario, including Ottawa, is now in a Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen until at least January 31, 2022, at which time the province intends to gradually ease restrictions related to capacity limits and the reopening of indoor dining, meeting and event spaces, museums, and more. Until then, there remains a closure of museums, festivals, attractions, indoor dining, indoor meeting and event spaces, capacity and gathering limits, and more. Similar restrictions are in force in the province of Québec.
If you are interested in a specific attraction, event, or business, we recommend confirming information directly with them, via their website or social media. Masks remain mandatory for indoor public settings and proof of vaccination and photo identification are required to visit some businesses in Ontario (in which Ottawa is located) and the neighbouring province of Québec.
Travel and Vaccination Considerations:
- Travelling within Canada: Domestic travel by train, air, and ship requires proof of full vaccination.
- Travelling to Ottawa from abroad: Canada’s border is open for fully vaccinated U.S. and international visitors, with some exceptions. Check exact requirements, including the required ArriveCAN mobile app, before crossing the border. See Ottawa Public Health’s page on testing for the purpose of pre-travel clearance for a list of locations where pre-travel tests are available.
For additional COVID-19 related information, visit the following websites:
Ottawa Tourism has been awarded the #SafeTravels Stamp, which recognizes organizations that have adopted standardized protocols regarding health and hygiene. This exemplifies the organization’s commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the destination, its residents and community members, and of Ottawa Tourism’s clients and stakeholders.