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Temporary Border Restrictions By Canada

Key Points : Entrance testing will be introduced for all travellers who have been in a country other than Canada and the United States in the last 14 days prior to arrival in Canada .

Overview

On December 7, the government of Canada introduced new requirements for all travellers, regardless of vaccination status, who have been in a country other than Canada and the United States in the 14 days prior to entering Canada.

Unvaccinated travellers will be tested upon arrival in Canada. In the coming weeks, all fully vaccinated travellers will also be tested upon arrival in Canada. Any traveller that is tested upon arrival will be required to quarantine in a suitable location until a negative test result is received. 

What are the Changes?

The government of Canada will require all travellers who have been in countries other than Canada and the United States in the past 14 days to undergo testing upon arrival. This additional requirement has been introduced to combat the spread of the nCovid-19 Omicron variant.  

Looking Ahead 


The government of Canada is not currently testing all fully vaccinated travellers who have been in countries other than Canada in the United States in the last 14 days but will begin to do so in the coming weeks. Continue to check the government of Canada’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information. 

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.

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Harsh V Singh

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