Canada to remove all Covid 19 Travel Restrictions by October 1

The Canadian Government has announced that all covid 19 travel restrictions including the use of ArriveCan app at the border will be removed by October 1.

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The announcement to drop the restrictions was made in a news conference this morning, confirming that the cabinet order maintaining the restrictions will not be renewed when it expires on September 30.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says all travelers irrespective of their nationality will no longer have to provide a mandatory proof of vaccination, carry out quarantine upon arrival in Canada and undergo testing at the border.

Mandatory masking on planes and trains are also part of the measure lifted. Although the government strongly recommends that people continue to wear their masks and monitor their health closely. Also, the use of the ArriveCan App will now be optional and can be used by those looking to speed up their customs clearance.

The changes means that international travelers will no longer have to undergo series of requirements to get into the country and local travelers will no longer be subject to random mandatory covid-19 tests.

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos encouraged everyone “to stay up to date with their covid-19 vaccination, including booster doses and exercise individual public health measures”.


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