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Last updated on October 20th, 2023

Some pandemic measures are winding down by the federal government. This will impact border measures for people arriving in Canada. However, some measures, such as masks on planes and vaccine mandates for domestic travel are still in place, despite those being widely unpopular. 

Those changes were introduced for some eligible travelers on Monday, April 25th. 

If you are fully vaccinated, you are no longer required to have a quarantine plan upon entering Canada. Moreover, children aged five to 11 that are accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or guardian and are themselves unvaccinated or partially vaccinated won’t have to go through a covid test to enter Canada. 

Other measures are set to be phased out beginning in May. If you are a fully vaccinated person, you will no longer be required to wear a mask in public within 14 days after arrival to Canada, or have a list of people you were in contact with or places you visited. 

Not all health measures are set to be relaxed. The government is firm in regards to masks being mandatory for trips on planes and trains. Government claims that wearing a mask adds an extra layer of protection to keep Canadians and the transportation system safe.

There are no plans as of now to end the vaccine mandate for travelers. 

Pre Arrival tests are being phased out

On April 1st, 2022 travelers who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to produce a negative COVID 19 test before departure. This is true for both land crossings and air travel.

As of right now, those who wish to travel to Canada have two options. They can use a molecular test within 72 hours before departure, or a rapid antigen test taken a day before departure. 

Good news is that soon there will no longer be any requirements for any kinds of tests and visitors will be able to enter Canada just by filling out the ArriveCan app.


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