Quarantine housing in 'high demand' as international students plan return to UBC this fall

Credit to Author: Sarah Grochowski| Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2021 15:00:45 +0000

Students arriving in Canada who have been vaccinated with doses developed by international pharmaceutical companies, such as Beijing’s Sinovac, will be forced to quarantine.

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International students still need quarantine plan at Canada border

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:00:07 +0000

Although Canada has begun easing border measures, having a quarantine plan is still required at the border — even if you don’t actually use it. Fully vaccinated travellers no longer have to quarantine for two weeks. Starting August 9, if you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need an on arrival test unless you get […]

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Canada extends India flight ban until August 21

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:27:42 +0000

Canada is extending its flight ban on India. The restrictions will roll over for one more month until August 21. On April 22, 2021, Canada introduced a travel ban on both India and Pakistan due to concerns on rising cases of COVID-19 variants. All passenger and business flights from the two countries were suspended. The […]

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Canada to provide update today on India flight travel

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:27:42 +0000

Canada’s government is holding a press conference today, Monday July 19 at 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). Note: This is a developing story. CIC News will continue to update it throughout the day. The purpose of the press conference is for Canada’s ministers to provide an overview of the country’s new coronavirus travel rules. […]

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When will Canada lift its travel ban on India?

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2021 05:00:10 +0000

Last week, Canada extended the travel ban for all direct passenger and business flights from India until July 21, 2021. Canada first introduced the travel ban on both India and Pakistan on April 22 amid concerns about rising cases of COVID-19 variants. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer had said that the variant in India shows […]

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Canada plans to lift quarantine on exempt travellers by early July

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 16:35:19 +0000

Canadians and exempt travellers who are fully vaccinated will soon have an amended quarantine requirement when arriving from abroad. Health Minister Patty Hajdu told reporters that travellers who are already exempt from travel restrictions, will not have to quarantine for the full 14 days if they have received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine […]

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Canada approves travel exemption for NHL players

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 14:58:33 +0000

The federal government is allowing National Hockey League teams to cross the Canada-U.S. border for the final two rounds of the championship playoffs. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino has issued a “national interest” exemption, allowing NHL hockey players to cross the border with a modified quarantine requirement. Teams can only go between countries using private planes. […]

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Canada’s hotel quarantine should end, says COVID-19 panel

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:00:32 +0000

The scientific panel that advises the Canadian federal government on COVID-19-related issues is now recommending ending the mandatory hotel quarantine.  Since February 22, air travellers to Canada have been required by law to check in to a government-approved hotel for three days upon arrival. They are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and stay at a hotel until […]

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Canada introducing stricter travel restrictions amid rise in COVID variants

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:18:35 +0000

As Canada sees a surge in COVID-19 cases involving new variants, the federal government announced on April 22 that it will introduce tighter travel restrictions to halt potential spread and protect Canadians.  The travel restrictions include the banning of all passenger and cargo flights from India and Pakistan starting at 11:30 p.m. EST on April 22, 2021, for 30 days. However, cargo flights […]

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Robredo in quarantine after exposure to Covid positive close-in security

Credit to Author: Currie Cator| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 04:58:40 +0000

VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Saturday disclosed that she is under quarantine after being in “very close contact” with a member of her security team who contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-2019). She said she was supposed to leave for Bicol after the rollout of the Swab Cab in Quezon City, but had […]

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