New International travel rules come into effect in Canada

The decision made by Canadian government to allow fully vaccinated travelers to enter the country without showing a negative Covid-19 test has come into force from April 1.

With these modifications, fully vaccinated individuals will be able to fly to Canada without having to take necessary pre-departure/on-arrival RT-PCR testing.

However, such travelers may still be subjected to random testing upon arrival, but they are not compelled to remain in quarantine while awaiting the results of their tests.

Previously, all travelers flying to Canada were required to produce a pre-departure Covid-19 test result in order to board a flight to Canada.

It must be noted that all travelers to Canada (regardless of how long you were away from Canada) will continue to be required to submit their mandatory information on the ArriveCAN  app or website.

Entry requirements for customers travelling to Canada

Unvaccinated Foreign Nationals: There are limited exceptions from Canada’s entry restrictions for unvaccinated foreign nationals (e.g., essential service providers, some international students).

Unvaccinated Canadians: Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated Canadians will still be required to provide a rapid antigen test result for travel to Canada. The antigen test must be taken no more than 1 day prior to departure but results can be delivered in as little as 15 minutes.

It must be noted that to avoid a fine of up to $5,000! All passengers, even those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, must wear a mask throughout their entire travel journey except for brief periods while eating, drinking, or taking oral medication.