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.