- Lifting of travel restrictions for the countries of Botswana, Egypt, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe
- Lifting of short-term pre-arrival test exemptions
The government of Canada lifted restrictions for travelers returning from ten specific countries and will lift travel pre-arrival requirements. Travelers arriving from or who have transited through Botswana, Egypt, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe in the last 14 days will be allowed to enter Canada once more, beginning December 18, 2021, at 11:59 pm. For additional information on the omicron variant in Canada, click here.
Starting December 21, 2021, the government of Canada will lift short trip pre-arrival test exemptions. Travelers will now require a pre-arrival negative PCR test result for all trips, even when exiting the country for 72 hours or less.
What are the Changes?
The government of Canada will lift previous travel restrictions that were put into place on November 27, 2021. The government will also require all travelers to obtain a pre-arrival negative PCR test regardless of trip duration.
The government of Canada is advising Canadian citizens and permanent residents to avoid non-essential travel outside of the country due to changing global travel measures. Continue to check the government of Canada’s website for additional updates and information.
Source: Government of Canada