Canada to end all COVID 19 travel restrictions from 1st October


No longer will travellers need to utilize the ArriveCan app or provide proof of immunization to enter Canada. The Canadian government has announced that beginning of October 1, 2022, no passenger would be required to use the ArriveCan app.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer be required to: contribute public health data via the ArriveCAN app or website;

  • Present vaccination documentation;
  • Submit to testing prior to or upon arrival;
  • Implement COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;
  • Watch for and report any COVID-19 symptoms or indicators once they arrive in Canada.

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Additionally, masks won't be required on Canadian trains or aeroplanes. As per PHAC, Canada's high immunization rates, low hospitalization, and passing rates, as well as the accessibility and utilization of antibody sponsors, are the fundamental justifications for why travel limitations have been lifted. The public authority proceeds to firmly encourage voyagers to utilize covers and appropriately take a look at their wellbeing.

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According to Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, "We have reached the stage where we can safely relax the sanitary precautions at the border thanks in large part to Canadians who have rolled up their sleeves to get immunized." However, we anticipate that COVID-19 and other respiratory infections will continue to spread during the chilly months, therefore I urge everyone to maintain current COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster shots, and to practice personal public health measures.

ArriveCan is going away.

Travellers travelling from abroad will no longer be required to download the ArriveCan app. Travellers won't have to upload their itinerary and immunization documentation to the app to show CBSA agents anymore.

There are no prerequisites for domestic travel.

In response to the global outlook on the COVID-19 pandemic, this news was anticipated. As more individuals get immunized and the virus shifts from being a pandemic to being endemic, like the common cold, the number of cases has been declining.

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Since last June, Canada has waived the immunization requirements for both domestic and international travel. Government representatives said at the time that the suspension of those vaccination requirements was a result of the improved public health situation, with 90% of Canadians already having received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been over 612 million COVID-19 cases reported globally and over six million fatalities. These figures are probably higher because so many people avoid testing or other forms of diagnosis.

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