The Government of Canada relaxes border measures


Today, the Government of Canada announced a series of adjustments to current border measures, representing the start of a gradual easing of travel restrictions.

The adjustments will come into effect from February 28, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. EST and include:

  • Facilitate testing on arrival for fully vaccinated travellers.
    • All fully immunized travelers arriving in Canada may be randomly selected for testing upon arrival. However, they will no longer be required to self-quarantine while awaiting their test result.
  • Children under 12traveling with fully immunized adults, will be exempt from quarantine without any prescribed conditions limiting their activities.
  • Travelers will now have the option of using a COVID-19 rapid antigen test result or molecular test result to meet pre-entry requirements.
  • The Government of Canada will adjust its Travel Health Notice from a level 3 to aLevel 2. This means that the government will no longer advise Canadians to avoid travel for non-essential purposes.
  • International flights carrying passengers will be able to land at all Canadian airports designated by the Canada Border Services Agency to receive international passenger flights.

Fast facts

  • Travelers should check if they are eligible to enter Canada and meet all entry requirements before traveling to the border. Additionally, some provinces and territories may have their own entry restrictions in place. Check and follow federal and provincial/territorial restrictions and requirements before traveling to Canada.
  • All travellers, regardless of the length of their absence from Canada, must still submit their mandatory information via ArriveCAN (mobile app or free website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan before departure. to arrive in Canada.
  • To prove previous infection with COVID-19, the Government of Canada will continue to only accept molecular test results taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before entering Canada.
  • When considering travel, travelers should consider the availability of medical services in a foreign country and plan for the potentially high costs associated with medical treatment and extending their trip, if they test positive for COVID-19 abroad. Travelers should also understand that there is an ongoing risk that border and travel measures in other countries, as well as in Canada, may change while they are abroad and should review travel and border requirements regularly. entry and exemptions for their travel status.
  • Canadians can continue to do their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by getting vaccinated and vaccinated, using masks when appropriate, self-isolating if they have symptoms, and staying safe. testing themselves if they can.


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