The Canadian Government have announced that Canada will remove all remaining Covid-19 border and travel measures.
Currently, travellers are expected to submit information via the ArriveCAN app which shows public health information to authorities. Visitors also need proof of vaccination, pre- or on-arrival testing.
From October 1, all travellers visiting Canada will no longer need the above mentioned requirements ,along with covid-19 related quarantine or isolation and no longer need to monitor or report signs or symptoms of the virus to the Canadian Government.
Along with this, Transport Canada will also remove travel requirements which includes heath checks for air and rail travel and the wearing of masks onboard planes and trains.
This too will be effective as of October 1.
Cruise measures are also being lifted, and travellers will no longer be required to have pre-board tests, be vaccinated, or use ArriveCAN. A set of guidelines will remain to protect passengers and crew, which will align with the approach used in the United States.
Speaking on the change, Minister of Heath Jean-Yves Duclos said,
“Thanks largely to Canadians who have rolled up their sleeves to get vaccinated, we have reached the point where we can safely lift the sanitary measures at the border. However, we expect COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses will continue to circulate over the cold months, so I encourage everyone to stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccination, including booster doses and exercise individual public health measures. I also thank the dedicated public health officers and frontline staff at our land borders and airports who have worked tirelessly to protect the health and safety of people in Canada for the last two years.”