TORONTO – The Canadian government has quietly lifted its advisory against non-essential international travel, marking the first time since March 2020 that the advisory has been lifted.
A travel advisory on the Government of Canada’s website advised travelers against all non-essential international travel, but is now replaced with an advisory urging all travelers to be fully vaccinated before travel.
“Know that although you are better protected against serious illness if you are vaccinated, you may still be at risk of infection with the virus that causes COVID-19,” the updated advisory reads.
âIf you are not vaccinated, you are still at increased risk of getting infected and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 when you travel abroad. You should continue to avoid non-essential travel to all destinations. “
The updated advisory also urges travelers to keep abreast of the COVID-19 situation in their destination, follow local public health measures and follow traditional measures, such as wearing a mask, hand washing and physical distancing.
Although the government no longer advises against international travel, it still opposes international cruises.