Medical Examination Country-wise Checklist

A medical examination is not always required for a person to be granted entry into Canada. The requirement for medical examination stems from medical inadmissibility grounds, and is based on scientific facts, including but not limited to:

  • Diseases that are endemic in certain countries and which may pose health risks to Canadian citizens and permanent residents;
  • As a person continues to live in an environment, he or she may develop resistance to the pathogens that are prevalent in that area. However, when that person re-enters Canada, the Canadian citizen or permanent resident may not have developed that resistance to that specific pathogen, etc.

Individuals who have lived consecutively for 6 months or more, temporarily, in one (or more) countries listed as “Required” (in the below list) in the last 1 year must undergo a medical examination in order to be granted entry into Canada.

Country Medical Examination
Afghanistan Required
Albania Not Required
Algeria Required
American Samoa Not Required
Andorra Not Required
Angola Required
Anguilla Not Required
Antigua & Barbuda Not Required
Argentina Not Required
Armenia Required
Ascension Not Required
Australia Not Required
Austria Not Required
Azerbaijan Required
Azores Not Required
Bahamas Not Required
Bahrain Not Required
Bangladesh Required
Barbados Not Required
Belarus Required
Belau – Republic of Required
Belgium Not Required
Belize Not Required
Benin Required
Bermuda Not Required
Bhutan Required
Bolivia Required
Bora Bora Not Required
Bosnia-Herzegovina Required
Botswana Required
Brazil Required
Brunei Required
Bulgaria Not Required
Burkina Faso Required
Burma (Myanmar) Required
Burundi Required
Cambodia Required
Cameroon Required
Cape Verde Required
Central African Republic Required
Chad Required
Chagos Archipelago Not Required
Chile Not Required
China Required
Colombia Not Required
Comoros Required
Congo, Democratic Republic Required
Congo, Republic of Required
Costa Rica Not Required
Croatia Not Required
Cuba Not Required
Cyprus Not Required
Czech Republic Not Required
Denmark Not Required
Desirade Not Required
Djibouti Required
Dominica Not Required
Dominican Republic Required
Ecuador Required
Egypt Not Required
El Salvador Required
Equatorial Guinea Required
Eritrea Required
Estonia Not Required
Ethiopia Required
Fiji Required
Finland Not Required
France Not Required
French collectivity of Wallis and Futuna Not Required
French Guiana Not Required
French Polynesia Not Required
Gabon Required
Gambia Required
Georgia Required
Germany Not Required
Ghana Required
Gibraltar Not Required
Greece Not Required
Greenland Required
Grenada Not Required
Guadeloupe Not Required
Guam Required
Guatemala Required
Guinea Required
Guyana Required
Haiti Required
Honduras Required
Hong Kong Required
Huahine Not Required
Hungary Not Required
Iceland Not Required
India Required
Indonesia Required
Iran Not Required
Iraq Required
Ireland Not Required
Island – Christmas Not Required
Island – Easter Not Required
Island – Lord Howe Not Required
Island – Niue Not Required
Island – Norfolk Not Required
Island – Pitcairn Not Required
Island – Truk Required
Island – Wake Not Required
Island – Yap Required
Islands – Admiralty Required
Islands – Austral Not Required
Islands – Balearic Not Required
Islands – British Virgin Not Required
Islands – Canary Not Required
Islands – Cayman Not Required
Islands – Cocos Not Required
Islands – Cook Not Required
Islands – Cooz Required
Islands – Falkland Not Required
Islands – Faroe Not Required
Islands – Gambier Not Required
Islands – Kerguelen Not Required
Islands – Loyalty Not Required
Islands – Marquesas Not Required
Islands – Marshall Required
Islands – Midway Not Required
Islands – New Guinea Required
Islands – Solomon Required
Islands – Tokelau Not Required
Islands – U.S. Trust Terr. of Pacific Required
Islands – U.S. Virgin Not Required
Israel Not Required
Italy Not Required
Ivory Coast Required
Jamaica Not Required
Japan Not Required
Johnston Atoll Not Required
Jordan Not Required
Kazakhstan Required
Kenya Required
Kiribati Required
Korea, North Required
Korea, South Required
Kosovo Required
Kosrae Required
Kuwait Not Required
Kyrgyzstan Required
Laos Required
Latvia Required
Lebanon Not Required
Lesotho Required
Liberia Required
Libya Required
Liechtenstein Not Required
Lithuania Required
Luxembourg Not Required
Macao Required
Macedonia Not Required
Madagascar Required
Madeira Not Required
Maio Required
Makatea Not Required
Malawi Required
Malaysia Required
Maldives Required
Mali Required
Malta Not Required
Martinique Not Required
Maupiti Not Required
Mauritania Required
Mauritius Not Required
Mexico Not Required
Moldova Required
Monaco Not Required
Mongolia Required
Montenegro Not Required
Montserrat Not Required
Moorea Required
Morocco Required
Mozambique Required
Namibia Required
Nauru Required
Nepal Required
Netherlands Not Required
Netherlands Antilles Not Required
New Britain Required
New Caledonia Not Required
New Guinea Mainland Required
New Hebrides Required
New Ireland Required
New Zealand Not Required
Nicaragua Required
Niger Required
Nigeria Required
Northern Mariana Required
Northern Sinai Not Required
Norway Not Required
Oman Not Required
Pakistan Required
Palau Required
Panama Required
Papua New Guinea Required
Paraguay Required
Peru Required
Philippines Required
Poland Not Required
Ponape Required
Portugal Not Required
Puerto Rico Not Required
Qatar Required
Raiatea Not Required
Reunion Not Required
Romania Required
Russia Required
Rwanda Required
Sabah Required
Saharawi Arab Democratic Rep. Required
San Marino Not Required
Sao Tome e Principe Required
Sarawak Required
Saudi Arabia Not Required
Senegal Required
Serbia Not Required
Seychelles Not Required
Sierra Leone Required
Singapore Required
Slovakia Not Required
Slovenia Not Required
Society Archipelago Not Required
Somali Republic Required
South Africa – Rep. of Required
Spain Not Required
Sri Lanka Required
St. Kitts & Nevis Not Required
St. Lucia Not Required
St. Martin Not Required
St. Pierre et Miquelon Not Required
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Not Required
Sudan Required
Surinam Not Required
Swaziland Required
Sweden Not Required
Switzerland Not Required
Syria Not Required
Tahaa Not Required
Tahiti Not Required
Taiwan Required
Tajikistan Required
Tanzania Required
Terre Australes et Antartiques Not Required
Thailand Required
Tibet Required
Timor-Leste Required
Togo Required
Tonga Not Required
Trinidad and Tobago Not Required
Tristan Da Cunha Not Required
Tuamotu Archipelago Not Required
Tunisia Required
Turkey Not Required
Turkmenistan Required
Turks and Caicos Not Required
Tuvalu Required
Uganda Required
Ukraine Required
United Arab Emirates Not Required
United Kingdom Not Required
United States of America Not Required
Uruguay Not Required
Uzbekistan Required
Vanuatu Required
Vatican City State Not Required
Venezuela Not Required
Vietnam Required
Wallis and Futuna Required
West Bank/Gaza Not Required
Western Sahara Required
Western Samoa Not Required
Yemen Required
Zambia Required
Zimbabwe Required

 

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