This article was published on June 13, 2022, and was updated on July 1, 2022, to reflect new information.
July 1, 2022 Update: The government of Canada will extend the pause on mandatory random testing at airports until mid-July for travelers who qualify as fully vaccinated. Mandatory testing will continue at land border points of entry.
Travelers who do not qualify as fully vaccinated, unless otherwise exempt, will continue to test on day one and day eight of a 14-day quarantine period.
All travelers entering the country must continue using ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel information within 72 hours before arrival in Canada.
Original Post From June 13, 2022:
- From June 11, 2022, to June 30, 2022, the government of Canada will pause randomized testing for fully vaccinated travelers entering the country
The government of Canada will temporarily pause COVID-19 randomized testing requirements between June 11, 2022, and June 30, 2022, for fully vaccinated travelers. The pause will only apply to fully vaccinated travelers entering via air. Fully vaccinated travelers entering via land and sea borders will still be subject to randomized testing.
Unvaccinated travelers will still be required to undergo testing requirements when entering Canada, including providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test before travel.
Travelers should check here to ensure that they qualify for COVID-19 testing exemptions.
What are the Changes?
The government of Canada will move COVID-19 testing sites out of airports and pause randomized testing for fully vaccinated travelers beginning June 11, 2022, and ending on June 30, 2022. The government stated that these measures would be taken to reduce airport delays. Randomized testing of fully vaccinated travelers will be introduced in off-site locations beginning July 1, 2022. Unvaccinated travelers will be tested at off-site locations starting June 11, 2022.
COVID-19 travel entrance requirements will continue for fully vaccinated travelers on July 1, 2022. 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: Government of Canada