ArriveCan

Ottawa Admits ArriveCAN App Sent Quarantine Alerts by Mistake

The federal government has admitted that the ArriveCAN app erroneously sent out quarantine notifications to travellers early last week even though they were fully vaccinated and showed no signs of COVID-19 upon crossing into Canada — reports Global News. Ottawa claims the notifications were the result of a "technical glitch" with the app that has...

ArriveCAN App Might Destroy a 100-Year-Old Ontario Golf Club: Report

According to a report from the National Post, the federal government's ArriveCAN app might end up putting the Grenadier Island Country Club in Ontario’s Thousand Islands out of business. The golf club has been operating for almost 100 years now. However, its American members aren't all that enthusiastic about making the trip down from Alexandria...

ArriveCAN App Telling Some Vaccinated Travellers to Quarantine for No Reason

Another wave of fully-vaccinated travellers are being ordered to quarantine by the ArriveCAN app upon re-entry into Canada, despite not testing positive for COVID-19 or showing any symptoms — reports The National Post. David Crouch, a resident of Ridgeway, Ontario, who has received all his COVID shots, was able to drive back into Canada just fine...

MP Chris Bittle Downplays ArriveCAN App Concerns

St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle has said that even though there are “genuine concerns” about the impact the ArriveCAN app is having on Niagara’s tourism industry, the cost of gasoline and inflation are likely having a bigger impact on the flow of visitors (via The Standard). “It does lead to problems because when people show...

ArriveCan App Remains Cause of Border Delays, Says Union Head

Travel chaos continues in Canada at airports and other points of entry, as volumes have surged after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Canadian airports such as Pearson International in Toronto are seeing unprecedented delays, due to a lack of staff and the required ArriveCan app for entering the country. While we’ve heard of calls for...

ArriveCAN Mobile App to Get Declaration Feature to Lower Wait Times, Say Feds

With a surge in travel after the end of most COVID-19 mandates, Canada’s airports and passport offices are busier than ever before, with the federal government unable to keep up with the increased demand. Late last week, the Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, along with senior officials from Transport Canada, the Canadian Air Transport Security...

Canada Needs to Axe the ArriveCAN App for Travellers, Say Opponents

Canada’s ArriveCAN app is still in place despite COVID-19 restrictions easing for travellers, and now it’s time for the app requirement to go, argue border-city mayors, tourism officials and opposition Members of Parliament, reports the Canadian Press. “We supported the federal government restrictions for years because it was the right thing to do. The science...

ArriveCAN App Won’t Be Accessible on December 9 and 14 for Two Hours

According to the federal government, the ArriveCAN app will see a service disruption on December 9, 2021, from 6am-8am ET (3am-5am PT) and on December 14, 2021, from 9pm-10pm ET (6pm-7pm PT). The downtime is part of a “scheduled upgrade” for the app and system. The downtime means travellers won’t be able to access the...