Today, Government of Canada announced changes to travel restrictions at Canadian borders due to COVID-19. It is an important update because Canada removed pre-entry testing requirement for fully vaccinated travelers, effective from April 1, 2022. This means that if you are traveling from any country to Canada and are fully vaccinated. Then, you don’t need a negative COVID test to board the flight for Canada. Previously, Canada announced significant changes for travelers on February 15, which came into effect on February 28, 2022.
Effective April 1, 2022 fully vaccinated travelers will no longer be required to get pre-entry COVID testing for entering Canada. However, on-arrival testing will continue to be random at Canadian airports. If selected for on-arrival testing, then travelers will not need to quarantine until the test results.
Travel restrictions remain same for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers. Travelers should continue to enter the information in ArriveCan app.
Update provided by following officials of Canada at 10:30 am EST:
- Health Minister, Jean-Yves Duclos
- Transport Minister, Omar Alghabra
- Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, Randy Boissonnault
- Government of Canada officials
Kamal Deep Singh, RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant) licensed by CICC (formerly known as ICCRC) with member number R708618. He brings extensive knowledge of immigration law and new changes to rapidly evolving IRCC.