Canada to drop all COVID-19 related travel restrictions
W.e.f. October 1, 2022, the Canadian government is phasing out all Covid-19 related measures at Canadian borders, on planes and trains as well. However, the government has warned that the restrictions might return if the situation worsens.
According to Health Minister, Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, from October 1, foreign travellers will no longer need to submit vaccination proof of or undergo covid-19 test on arrival in Canada. Moreover, Canada will also scrape all the quarantine policies for travellers arriving in Canada.
On this matter, Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra stated, "We are able to do this because tens of millions of Canadians rolled up their sleeves and got vaccinated."
W.e.f. October 1, 2022, all travellers, irrespective of their citizenship, will no longer need to:
- provide public health information via ArriveCAN
- submit vaccination proof
- undergo on or pre-arrival testing
- follow quarantine or isolation requirements
- monitor or report if they have any symptoms or signs of COVID-19 upon their arrival in Canada
Furthermore, transport Canada will also remove current travel measure from October 1, 2022. Thus, travellers will no longer need to :
- undergo health examination for air or rail travel; or
- wear masks while on trains and planes
Please note that even if the masking requirement will be lifted, all travellers are recommended to wear well-fitted, high quality masks during their journey.