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Key Points

  • Easing of entrance requirements for fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada beginning February 28, 2022
  • Removal of quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travelers beginning February 28, 2022


On February 15, 2022, the government of Canada announced plans to ease border measures as part of the transition of the country’s pandemic response. The following changes will take place beginning February 28, 2022:

  • Fully vaccinated travelers who have been randomly selected for on-arrival testing will no longer be required to quarantine while awaiting test results
  • Fully vaccinated travelers will have the option of undergoing rapid antigen testing taken a day before departure or a molecular test taken no more than 72 hours before departure
  • The government will no longer recommend that Canadians avoid travel for non-essential purposes

Unvaccinated travelers will only be permitted to enter Canada with exceptions. These travelers will still be required to undergo testing upon arrival and on day eight of quarantine. Unvaccinated travelers will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

What are the Changes?

The government of Canada will ease entrance requirements and COVID-19 measures beginning February 28, 2022. The government made this decision due to high vaccination rates and increasing availability and rapid tests to detect COVID-19 infections. Travelers should continue to check entrance requirements before traveling to Canada.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Canada’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Public Health Agency of Canada

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