Since Covid-19 has influenced the world, Canada had some border restrictions to protect the health and safety of Canadians. However, today, the federal government of Canada officially has announced that starting October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, and any testing and quarantine/isolation requirements will end for all travellers entering Canada whether by land, air or sea.
What do you need to know from October 1?
Effective October 1, 2022, all travellers, 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 in Canada.
The existing travel requirements are also being removed by Transport Canada. As of October 1, 2022, travellers will no longer be required to:
- Undergo health checks for travel on air and rail; or
- Wear masks on planes and trains.
Even though the masking requirement has been lifted, all travellers are strongly encouraged to wear high-quality masks that fit well during their journeys.
As part of the changes, cruise measures will also be removed, so travellers will no longer need to undergo pre-board tests, be vaccinated, or use ArriveCAN. For passenger and crew protection, there will remain a set of guidelines that align with those used in the United States.
If you have symptoms of Covid-19 during your travel?
It is advised that individuals with COVID-19 symptoms should not travel. After arriving in Canada, travellers should inform a flight attendant, cruise staff, or border services officer if they become ill while travelling. As COVID-19 remains one of many communicable diseases listed in the Quarantine Act, the traveller may be referred to a quarantine officer for further medical assessment. In order to protect their health and safety, travellers should also make informed decisions when considering travel outside of Canada. They are encouraged to review the travel advice at https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories for more information on safe travel.
Before October 1 you still need to follow the below’s restrictions: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/exemptions
Source: Government of Canada official
Disclaimer: The information is obtained directly from the Government of Canada’s official website. The information has been gathered as accurately as possible at the time of writing (Sep 26, 2022), but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please check their official website and digital channels or contact them.