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Easing of Entry Requirements into Canada

July 20, 2021

New Measures for Travelers Entering Canada

Yesterday, Prime Minister Trudeau and Ministers Hadju, Blair and Mendicino announced upcoming changes to Canada’s border restrictions, provided that Canada’s COVID-19 epidemiology remains favourable.

  • Elimination of the three-night government-authorized hotel stay requirement. Partially-vaccinated and unvaccinated international students will still be required to undergo Day 1 and Day 8 COVID-19 molecular tests, and complete a mandatory 14 day quarantine.
  • Discretionary (non-essential) travel for fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents currently residing in the U.S. allowed.
  • Adjustments made to arrival testing for fully vaccinated travellers. Using a new border testing surveillance program at airports and land border crossings, fully vaccinated travellers will not need a post-arrival test unless they have been randomly selected to complete a Day 1 COVID-19 molecular test.
  • Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age and dependent children (due to a mental or physical condition) of fully vaccinated travellers will no longer have to complete a 14 day quarantine but must follow strict public health measures.
  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport;
  • Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport;
  • Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport;
  • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport; and
  • Edmonton International Airport.