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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Trudeau suggests phased Canada-U.S. border re-opening

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 09:00:18 +0000

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looking at a phased-in approach to reopening the Canadian border, starting with fully vaccinated travellers. “We are looking at how we’re going to start welcoming up tourists in a phased way as the numbers come down in Canada, as the numbers start to come down in the United States and […]

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Spotlight on Criminal Inadmissibility: What It Is, What It Means, and What To Do About It

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sat, 29 May 2021 09:00:31 +0000

The ongoing process of vaccinating Canadian and U.S. populations gives hope that the Canada-U.S. border will open for non-essential crossings sometime this summer. It is worthwhile then, to understand criminal inadmissibility, which can affect your trip to Canada. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) identifies several factors which can make a person inadmissible to […]

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Vaccine passports may become a reality as G7 countries commit to collaborate

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 15:43:43 +0000

Canada’s health minister, Patty Hajdu, met with the health ministers of the other G7 countries – the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Italy and Japan – on Monday to discuss the possibility of introducing vaccine passports. “The G7 partners agreed that there needs to be some consistency and some collaboration among the countries, so we […]

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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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Canada releases list of government-authorized hotels for quarantine

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 22:10:09 +0000

The Canadian government has released a list of some of the hotels that are approved to host international air travellers for the mandatory quarantine requirement. Starting February 22, international air travellers to Canada must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. They must then await the results of this test in a government-approved facility for up […]

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Canada releases list of 11 government-authorized hotels for quarantine

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 22:10:09 +0000

The Canadian government has released a list of some of the hotels that are approved to host international air travellers for the mandatory quarantine requirement. Starting February 22, international air travellers to Canada must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. They must then await the results of this test in a government-approved facility for up […]

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Air travellers to Canada must quarantine in hotel starting Feb. 22

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 16:48:57 +0000

Air travellers to Canada will have to quarantine in a hotel for three days at their own expense starting February 22. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released the official date at a press conference on February 12, about two weeks after introducing the new coronavirus safety measure. The estimated cost to travellers who must quarantine in […]

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Negative coronavirus test required for travellers crossing Canada-U.S. land border

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 18:26:43 +0000

Canada is extending the requirement for travellers to provide a negative COVID-19 test to land border crossers as early as Feb. 15. Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, told Canadians that the test must have been done within 72 hours, and it must be a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Travellers who come to the border […]

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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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