ArriveCan to Become Optional, Covid-19 Vaccine Border Requirements to be Dropped Soon
The policy change will be initiated by the end of the month of September.
As per the sources, the ArriveCan application will be stated optional and cross-border requirements for COVID-19 will be dropped by the end of September. The policy change will be initiated by the end of the month of September.
As per the sources, the liberals are also going to end the outstanding random COVID-19 testing for travelers. Though the unvaccinated Canadians are still allowed to board the planes and trains heading to international or domestic locations, however, they were still required to follow quarantine requirements and testing upon arrival.
Foreign nationals entering Canada have also been required to be vaccinated in order to enter the country.
An announcement can be expected in the following days about vaccination-related rules and the move is said to have come after the MPs of the opposition have called for dropping the COVID-19 border rules and completely scrapping the ArriveCan application.
As per the latest data updated on September 16, a total number of 157,726 tests were performed between September 4 and September 10, out of which 16,501 tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 217 deaths have been reported in the respective time period. Most numbers of COVID-19 cases have been reported in Ontario, followed by Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Alberta.