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Canada Easing Border Rules for Visitors

April 25, 2022 • 12:27 pm CDT
by janeb13
(Vax Before Travel)

The Government of Canada recently announced changes to Canada's border measures for certain eligible travelers. As a result, effective April 25, 2022, the following easing of border measures will come into effect:

  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 5-11 accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent, step-parent, guardian, or tutor will no longer be required to complete a pre-entry COVID-19 test for entry to Canada.
  • Pre-entry tests will still be required for partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travelers 12 and older who are currently eligible to travel to Canada.
  • Children under five years of age are not required to provide a COVID-19 test result.
  • Additionally, all fully vaccinated travelers and qualifying children will no longer be required to provide a quarantine plan upon entry.
  • Furthermore, fully vaccinated travelers arriving in Canada will no longer be federally required to mask while in public spaces.

As a reminder, travelers must use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel information within 72 hours of their arrival in Canada and/or before boarding a plane or cruise ship destined for Canada.

And the Canadian government has authorized six COVID-19 vaccines as of April 2022. 

Public Health Canada recently authorized Novavax, Inc.'s protein-based Nuvaxovid COVID-19 Vaccine and Medicago Covifenz COVID-19 vaccine.

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Note: Canada's announcement was edited for clarity and manually curated for mobile readership.