Looking forward: What is needed to restart international travel to Canada?

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 09:00:43 +0000

As more and more Canadians are receiving vaccines for COVID-19, it may be time to look at what is needed to safely reopen the border for international travel. Health Minister Patty Hajdu says that Canada is looking to come up with a form of certification that may allow vaccinated Canadians to travel abroad. In an […]

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Health minister says it is not the time for travel as Canada enters third wave

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:28:52 +0000

Canada’s travel restrictions are set to expire on April 21, but with the third wave of coronavirus, it seems like they could be rolled over for another 30 days or more. Health Minister Patty Hajdu told reporters, “Now is not the time to consider international travel.” The health minister did not say when the border […]

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Amateur athletes exempt from Canada’s COVID-19 travel restrictions

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 09:00:53 +0000

Canada is making it easier for high-performance amateur athletes to enter the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amateur athletes and accompanying support personnel, who are participating in international single-sport events, may be exempt from Canada’s imposed travel restrictions to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In addition, they may not need to fulfil the mandatory 14-day […]

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Canada’s COVID-19 test requirements on incoming travellers

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 00:11:50 +0000

Canada has required all incoming international travellers over age five to take a COVID-19 test since February 22. Proof of having a vaccine does not exempt travellers from the test requirement at this time. Generally speaking, travellers need to show a test that has been taken within 72 hours of entry at the border, or […]

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Travellers to Canada will now need a negative COVID-19 test

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2020 19:24:01 +0000

Canada will now require arriving travellers to obtain a negative COVID-19 test three days before arriving. The test must be a PCR test, which is currently considered the most effective coronavirus test. In addition, there will be more border officials at Canada’s ports of entry to ensure those arriving understand the new rules. This is according […]

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Can travellers leave Canada before their 14-day quarantine period?

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 09:00:02 +0000

Travellers to Canada may be allowed to leave before the end of their 14-day quarantine period, but they are required to stay in quarantine until they travel. Anyone traveling to Canada is required by law to quarantine themselves for a period of 14 days. This includes Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and is in effect […]

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Canada welcomed over 19,000 immigrants in June

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 21:15:53 +0000

Canada welcomed nearly 19,200 new permanent residents in June 2020. This was revealed in new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data released today. Canada’s June permanent resident (PR) intake was much stronger than the 11,000 newcomers welcomed by Canada in May and the 4,000 who gained PR in April. It was also Canada’s highest […]

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Canada adds new quarantine rules for incoming travellers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 09:00:26 +0000

Furthering the quarantine rules already in place for travellers to Canada, the federal government is now requiring arrivals to provide a credible quarantine plan and wear a mask on the way to their destination. The new rules state that travellers will need to confirm that they have a suitable place to isolate or quarantine upon […]

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Stay home: Travellers to Canada must quarantine for two weeks

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:12:17 +0000

Canada now has mandatory quarantine requirements for travellers who enter the country during the coronavirus pandemic. These requirements differ depending on whether or not the traveller has symptoms of COVID-19. People with symptoms are not permitted to board a plane to Canada, though they are still allowed to cross the border by land. Canada has […]

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A brush with the law can affect your electronic travel authorization for Canada


Prior to the introduction of Canada’s electronic travel authorization, almost anyone from a visa-exempt country could hop on a plane, show their passport or travel documents upon arrival, and be legally admitted to Canada. This all changed on March 15, 2016, when the electronic travel authorization, or eTA, became mandatory for citizens of temporary resident […]

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