Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has taken a layered approach to border management to protect the health and safety of Canadians. According to new release from the Public Health Agency of Ottawa Canada.
As the epidemic situation continues to evolve, border measures are informed by the latest evidence available data, operational considerations and epidemiological situations in Canada and internationally.Today the Government of Canada announced the lifting of all testing, quarantine and isolation restrictions for anyone entering Canada effective October 1, 2022.
The removal of border measures has been facilitated by a number of reasons,including modeling shows .Canada has passed the peak of the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 fuel wave.
Canada’s high vaccination rates, low hospitalization and death rates, as well as the availability and use of vaccine boosters (including new bivalent formulations), rapid tests and treatments for COVID-19 will be
effective from October 1, 2022, all passengers, regardless of nationality, will no longer have to:
– Submitting public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website
– Providing proof of vaccination
Pre- or on-arrival testing
– Completing a COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation
– Monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of Covid-19 upon arrival in Canada.
– Transport in Canada is also removing existing travel requirements.
Passengers will no longer need to:
– Undergoing health check-ups for travel by air and rail
– Wearing masks on planes and trains.
– Although, the mask requirement is being removed, all passengers are strongly recommended to wear high quality and well-fitted masks during their travels.
Cruise measures are also being taken, and passengers will no longer be required to undergo pre-board tests, vaccinations or use ArriveCAN. A set of guidelines will remain in place to protect passengers and crew, consistent with the approach used in the United States.PJ