What You Need To Know About Canada’s Easing Travel Restrictions

Canada's Easing Travel Restrictions

Canada’s first phase of easing travel restrictions began on 05 July 2021. This article will share information about what you need to know about Canada’s easing travel restrictions.

About Canada’s Easing Travel Restrictions

As of 05 July 2021, if you are a fully vaccinated traveller who are exempt from border restrictions, you can now skip quarantine. In addition, you would not need to do the day-eight testing. If you are arriving by air, you do not need to stay at a government-authorized hotel to await your on-arrival test result. However, children and dependent adults who have not been vaccinated must still quarantine for 14 days but not in a hotel.

If you are eligible for this exemption, you must still submit all the necessary COVID-19 information to ArriveCAN before travelling. In addition, you will need a paper or digital copy of your proof of vaccination, and a quarantine plan.

If you test positive after having recovered from COVID-19, you must provide the result of a positive test taken between 14 and 90 days before your departure. Travel restrictions are still in place for those who have not received a full dose of an approved vaccine.

Travel Restrictions Exemption

Although the border is opening up to approved permanent residents, it will continue to be closed to non-essential travel. These border restrictions are currently in place until July 21. There are a number of exemptions to the restrictions.

You may be exempt if you are a

In addition, Canada will allow you to come for compassionate reasons e.g. a funeral.

What Fully-vaccinated Travellers Need To Know

To be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received the recommended dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before your arrival day in Canada. The vaccines must be one of the ones Canada has approved. These include:

  • Pfizer,
  • Moderna,
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).

You can check the government of Canada’s webpage for more information on this. The proof of vaccination documents must be in English or French, or come with a certified translation.

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