Canada Will Soon Remove All COVID-19 Restrictions for Travelers

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Canada Will Soon Remove All COVID-19 Restrictions for Travelers

The Government of Canada announced this week that it will soon remove all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada. The new rules will go into effect on October 1, 2022.

The removal of border measures has been facilitated by a number of factors, including the fact that Canada has largely passed the peak of the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 wave, Canada’s high vaccination rates, lower hospitalization and death rates, as well as the availability and use of vaccine boosters, rapid tests, and treatments for COVID-19.

These changes come more than two years after Canada, like many other countries, first implemented requirements for people entering the country and those using public transportation. Canada’s restrictions were some of the strictest in the world.

With the these changes, effective October 1, 2022, all travelers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

  • submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;
  • provide proof of vaccination;
  • undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;
  • carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;
  • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.

Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements. As of October 1, 2022, travellers will no longer be required to:

  • undergo health checks for travel on air and rail; or
  • wear masks on planes and trains.

Although the masking requirement is being lifted, all travelers are still strongly recommended to wear high quality and well-fitted masks during their journeys.

Cruise measures are also being lifted, and travelers will no longer be required to have pre-board tests, be vaccinated, or use ArriveCAN. A set of guidelines will remain to protect passengers and crew, which will align with the approach used in the United States.

The Canadian government is still emphasizing that you should not travel if you have symptoms of COVID-19. If travelers become sick while travelling, and are still sick when they arrive in Canada, they should inform a flight attendant, cruise staff, or a border services officer upon arrival.

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  1. Lol, what?

    Vaccines don’t stop transmission. Masks don’t work.
    Lockdowns are the exact wrong thing to do.

    All the data and science is very clear.
    Why are we celebrating a country taking 2 years to understand the basics here??

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