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Key Points

  • Travelers arriving from India and Morocco will no longer be subject to additional pre-entry requirements
  • All travelers entering Canada will be subject to the same entrance and testing requirements


Effective January 28, 2022, the government of Canada removed the modified pre-departure test requirements for travelers arriving on direct and indirect flights from India and Morocco. These travelers will no longer be required to obtain a valid negative pre-departure test within 18 hours before travel.

All travelers entering Canada are required to have a valid negative pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test taken no more than 72 hours before departure and meet all other entry requirements unless they are specifically exempt. To check eligibility for entrance into Canada, click here.

What are the Changes?

Regardless of the country of departure, all travelers will now be subject to the exact pre-entry requirements when entering Canada. The government of Canada will also revoke the temporary testing and quarantine exemptions that allow essential workers and residents from British Columbia to enter Canada if they had traveled throughout the US while delivering critical food and supplies. With the removal of these temporary exemptions, these individuals will now be required to undergo COVID-19 testing before arrival, upon arrival, and on day eight of quarantine.

Looking Ahead

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

Source: Government of Canada

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