Canada to Drop All COVID-19 Border Measures From Oct. 1

Starting October 1, all the travelers entering Canada will no longer have to provide a proof of vaccination, or take a test before or on arrival, or follow any quarantine rules.

Starting October 1, all the travelers entering Canada will no longer have to provide a proof of vaccination, or take a test before or on arrival, or follow any quarantine rules.

A news release published on Monday by the Public Health Agency of Canada reads, “The removal of border measures has been facilitated by a number of factors, including modelling that indicates that Canada has largely passed the peak of the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 fuelled wave, Canada’s high vaccination rates, lower hospitalization and death rates, as well as the availability and use of vaccine boosters (including new bivalent formulation), rapid tests, and treatments for COVID-19.”

As per the release, all travelers entering Canada, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

  • submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;

  • provide proof of vaccination;

  • undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;

  • carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;

  • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.

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Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, said, “Canada’s travel measures successfully mitigated the full impact of COVID-19 for travellers and workers in the transportation sector, and helped keep communities safe. Thanks to Canadians who rolled up their sleeves and got vaccinated, we are able to take this great step towards easing measures and returning to normal.”

However, because COVID-19 remains one of many communicable diseases listed in the Quarantine Act, individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms upon their arrival in Canada have been asked to inform a flight attendant, cruise staff, or a border services officer. After which, the Quarantine officer will be deciding if the traveler requires further medical assistance.

 

Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, said, “Thanks largely to Canadians who have rolled up their sleeves to get vaccinated, we have reached the point where we can safely lift the sanitary measures at the border. However, we expect COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses will continue to circulate over the cold months, so I encourage everyone to stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccination, including booster doses and exercise individual public health measures. I also thank the dedicated public health officers and frontline staff at our land borders and airports who have worked tirelessly to protect the health and safety of people in Canada for the last two years.”

 

 

Prabhnoor Kaur

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