Canada : Borders reopened for fully vaccinated people
Canada will reopen its borders for fully vaccinated people and allow them to travel from Tuesday. The decision is based on the latest available data, scientific evidence and epidemiological situation both in Canada and internationally, according to the country’s Border Services Agency.
Most international travellers have been barred from entering the country since the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Greater Toronto Airport Authority said in a statement on Monday that international travellers should prepare for a long immigration process, which will take up to three hours or more due to Covid-19 screening measures.
- Fully vaccinated travellers will be eligible to enter Canada for non-essential reasons
- Accepted vaccines include – Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Covishield and Johnson & Johnson
- Proof of the full series of a vaccine approved by the govt at least 14 days prior to entering Canada
- Should present a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days prior to arrival
- Travellers must be asymptomatic
- Unvaccinated children will have to take a COVID-19 test on day one and day eight of their arrival into Canada.
- A negative result from a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test, taken no more than 72 hours before scheduled arrival
There are no changes to the testing and quarantine requirements for travellers who are not fully vaccinated but are eligible to enter Canada such as Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons registered under the Indian Act. Those travellers are still subject to quarantine, all testing requirements (pre-arrival, day one and day eight) and the mandatory submission of travel, contact and quarantine plan via ArriveCAN.
Canada has suspended direct commercial and private passenger flights from India until at least Sept. 21 and from Morocco until at least Sept. 29.