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Canada ends COVID-19 measures for those entering country
Newfoundland, the most easterly province in Canada/Pixabay

The Government of Canada announced on Monday (September 26) that effective October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, will be removed.

The removal of border measures has been facilitated by a number of factors, the announcement said.

This included modelling that indicates that Canada has largely passed the peak of the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 fuelled wave, high vaccination rates, lower hospitalization and death rates, as well as the availability and use of vaccine boosters (including new bivalent formulation), rapid tests, and treatments for COVID-19.

According to the announcement which will become effective from October 1 2022, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;

The Government of Canada announced Monday (Sep 26) the removal of all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada. This will be effective from October 1 2022 - Photo. Pixabay

·  provide proof of vaccination;

·  undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;

·  carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;

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·  monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.

Although the masking requirement is being lifted, all travellers are strongly recommended to wear high quality and well-fitted masks during their journeys.

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