Make sure you have your test before you travel

Passengers travelling to the Islands of Guadeloupe must show the negative result of a PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure or a negative result of an antigen test taken less than 48 hours before departure. Learn more:
Compulsory vaccination for passengers departing from Canada
Since October 30, 2021, passengers 12 years of age plus 4 months, or older, need to be fully vaccinated in order to board international flights departing Canada.

Until February 28, 2022, foreign nationals who don’t qualify as fully vaccinated and who normally reside outside of Canada, will be able to take a flight for the purpose of departing Canada if they arrived in Canada before October 30, 2021, and they show proof of a valid COVID-19 molecular test at the time of travel. 

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Government of Canada announced borders reopening for international travellers as of Sept 7.

Since July 5, 2021, there are some exemptions for people eligible to enter Canada, who also meet spesific conditions for fully vaccinated travellers.

Fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter Canada will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel and will not be subject to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on day-8. To be considered fully vaccinated, a traveller must have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Travellers can receive their vaccine in any country, and must provide documentation supporting their vaccination in English, French or with a certified translation. For these new measures to apply to them, fully vaccinated travellers must still meet all other mandatory requirements, including pre-testing, be asymptomatic, have a paper or digital copy of their vaccination documentation, and provide COVID-19-related information electronically through ArriveCAN prior to arrival in Canada.

For travellers who are not fully vaccinated, there are no changes to Canada’s current border measures.

For more details, visit the Government of Canada’s website.

A PCR test will still need to be taken within 72 hours prior departure. Mandatory COVID-19 testing and negative results are required for air travellers flying to Canada from another country. All air travellers five years of age or older are required to undergo pre-departure COVID-19 PCR or RT LAMP testing before entering Canada. The PCR test needs to be taken within 72 hours (more information via TravelDoc above) prior to the traveller’s scheduled flight departure to Canada, and documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding.
Since June 17, travel conditions to France have evolved. Canada is a ‘green country’. Here are the measures that apply from Canada for all passengers
The difference of process to enter lies between being fully vaccinated vs. not vaccinated. 

Fully vaccinated
  • Proof of full vaccination. 
    • Moderna.  AZ = 2 weeks after second dose
    • Covid history + one vaccine = 2 weeks after unique dose
    • Janssen = 4 weeks after unique dose
  • Sworn statement to abide by the rules of France
  • Both documents printed
  • No PCR or Antigenic Tests.
  • No quarantine
  • No compelling reasons
Non-vaccinated (or not fully vaccinated) – for all passengers aged 11 and above
  • PCR, LAMP or Antigenic test 72 hours prior departure
  • Sworn statement to abide by the rules of France
  • Both documents printed
  • No quarantine
  • No compelling reasons

For more information, click here.
For all passengers, including passengers to Africa
Please note that most countries only accept Covid-type PCR tests. Make sure you meet all the requirements for entry to your destination country by consulting TravelDoc. It is your responsibility to have all proper and valid travel documents. If you do not comply, you may be refused boarding or you may be fined upon arrival.

Also the new restrictions to enter France do not apply to passengers in transit via Paris-CDG.
Entry requirements evolve regularly. 

We recommend that you pay special attention to the date required for this test in order to avoid being denied boarding or being denied entry to your destination.

For more information, please consult the TravelDoc website or our COVID-19 Flash Info page.

To simplify any procedures, in Canada, Air France has set up agreements with various laboratories and clinics to allow their customers to obtain rapid results.

Those tests are for asymptomatic persons only. We recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance (test to be carried out before your departure).

You can find below the list of laboratories or clinics carrying out Covid tests. Those tests are for asymptomatic persons only. We recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance (test to be carried out before your departure).
Contact your insurance. These tests could be reimbursed.

Keep watching this page as it will be regularly updated. 

Kindly note that the list below is provided for information only. Air France declines all responsibility for the conditions and consequences of carrying out the tests. 

Price, result delays and processes vary depending on the laboratory/clinic providing the service.
  • To make your test before departure
  • Price: $250 (including attestation of negative test result). 
  • Timeline : Appointments generally within 48h, depending on availability. It is highly recommended to make an appointment as early as possible. Results normally provided within 2 business days.
  • Several locations : in Greater Montreal area, Lanaudière, Laurentians, Eastern Townships, Mauricie and Quebec including one at the Montreal Trudeau Airport. This clinic is located on the departures level of the terminal building.
  • Opening days: 7 days a week from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the lab at YUL. Monday-Saturday for the other locations.
  •  Process:
    • By phone (dedicated line Air France KLM): 1 877-313-1602 or online: Click here
    • Select test: Screening for COVID-19
    • It is your responsibility to check if you also need a medical certificate in addition to the attestation of Negative Test Result. If that’s the case, click here to fill out a callback request and a service agent will contact you.
    • Select a location and a time slot
    • Confirm your appointment by filling out family name, first name, date of birth, cell phone and email
  • For further details on Covid-19 testing, click here
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  • Location: Montreal Trudeau airport

  • Rapid PCR tests - For more information:

  • Antigen tests – For more information:
    • Please note:
      • It is recommended to arrive 4h before your flight departure in order to get the results on time
      • Booking an appointment is compulsory and availabilities are limited, KLM has no control over the above.
      • You will also find a Q&A on Biron’s webpage regarding the tests themselves.
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  • By appointment only
  • To book your appointment click here
  • Price: enter in the discount code in the ‘redeem coupon” box: AFKLM-SH for $20 off at check out.
  • Timeline: Results in 2 days.
  • Open 7/7 days a week
  • Locations: Several clinics in the Greater Toronto Area
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  • Location: Value Park Garage at the Toronto Pearson airport. It is accessible from both terminals via the Terminal LINK Train.
  • Appointments and walk-ins are accepted at the clinic.
• Learn more:
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  • Opening hours: 7 days/7, 8am-8pm
  • Location: Vancouver International Airport, Unit D1 – 5360 Airport Road South, Richmond (near south Terminal)
  • Fare: 10% discount on $295 regular fare with discount code for AF10 for our passengers, ie $266 + GST
  • Appointments are guaranteed for Air France passengers, to be booked online at least 48h in advance at if you are unable to secure your preferred appointment time online due to clinic capacity, please email with “Air France Customer” in the subject line or call 1-833-332-7007
  • Additional testing locations on Vancouver Island, at their Nanaimo clinic, or mobile testing at your home or place of business More details on (AF10 can also be applied)
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For Alberta, all travelers are now directed by Albertan government to Dynalife

For PCR tests in BC and Ontario, you can also go to Lifelabs
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