Canada Easing Border Rules for Visitors
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.
Additional travel vaccine news is posted at Vax-Before-Travel.com/Vaccines.
Note: Canada's announcement was edited for clarity and manually curated for mobile readership.