Canada released today several changes in border restrictions and vaccination requirements, starting November 30th.

What changes as of November 30, 2021:

  • The list of vaccines accepted in Canada will be extended to include Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN.
  • A pre-entry molecular test will not be required from fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, permanent residents or individuals registered under the Indian Act, crossing the border for short a trip (departing and re-entering Canada within 72 hours).
  • Vaccination will be required to travel within and out of Canada.

What changes as of January 15, 2022:

  • Certain foreign national will be allowed to enter Canada only if they are fully-vaccinated with one the approved vaccines. They are:
    • individuals travelling to reunite with family (unvaccinated children under 18 years of age will retain exemption if travelling to reunite with an immediate or extended family member who is a Canadian, permanent resident, or person registered under the Indian Act);
    • international students who are 18 years old and older;
    • professional and amateur athletes;
    • individuals with a valid work permit, including temporary foreign workers (outside of those in agriculture and food processing); and
    • essential service providers, including truck drivers.
  • Agricultural and food processing workers, marine crew members, those entering on compassionate grounds, new permanent residents, resettling refugees and some children under the age of 18 will be exempt from travel restrictions if unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.
  • Non-exempt unvaccinated or partially vaccinated foreign nationals will be prohibited entry into Canada.

Learn if you qualify to travel to Canada: contact us!