COVID-19: Trudeau government lifts health measures for travelers | Coronavirus
Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos.
Federal government announces end of COVID-19 border measures effective October 1, including mandatory vaccinations, testing and quarantine of travelers international.
We are in a much better position today than in 2020, said Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves at a press briefing on Monday. Duclos.
The Minister nevertheless added that the government may reinstate measures in the event of new variants or other threats to public health.
Also present at the press briefing, Marco Mendicino, Canadian Minister of Public Security, underlined that tourists have returned in large numbers to Canada, with more than 38 million entries in 2022. We want to maintain this momentum, he added.
As of Saturday, travelers will no longer have to:
- use the ArriveCan app
- provide proof of vaccination
- be tested before or upon arrival
- isolate or self-isolate in quarantine
- watch for or report signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival in Canada
More details will follow.
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