The formerly announced quarantine exemptions for fully vaccinated travelers to Canada shall now begin after midnight on July 5, i.e., almost 24 hours earlier than expected.
These measures say that fully vaccinated travelers will not have to quarantine for 14 days or even complete a day-eight test. In addition to this, travelers arriving by air will not have to stay at a government-approved hotel, waiting on their on-arrival test results.
This exemption was originally going to be in action at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on July 5. As a result, fully vaccinated travelers arriving before such time will not be able to avail of any such benefit from the new measures. Talking about the applicability of the new measures, it covers only those travelers who are eligible to enter Canada, taking into account the border restrictions and those who have had a full dose of one of the approved vaccines in Canada.
What are the criteria for fully vaccinated travelers?
The border patrol of Canada released a list of specific criteria, as to how reduced travel and public health measures can benefit the potential travelers to Canada. Following is the same, mentioned briefly:
- Eligibility to enter Canada
This rule covers Canadian citizens, permanent residents, family members, temporary foreign workers, international students going to a school that comes under the approved list of Designated Learning Institutes. (DLIs)
- Vaccinated Completely
You need the full series of vaccines or a combination of vaccines that are approved in Canada. Approved vaccines include Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD and Janssen. It is to be noted that, you need to have received your last dose at least 14 days earlier to entering Canada.
- Meeting other criteria
You shall have to provide proof of a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 test, and shall also have to submit mandatory information through the ArriveCAN app.
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