Travelers Need To Be Fully-Vaccinated To Visit Canada
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Travelers Need To Be Fully-Vaccinated To Visit Canada

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The essential travelers will have to be fully vaccinated to enter Canada. The exempted travelers may still enter the country but will have to quarantine, and follow other essential public health measures. Starting January 15, the federal government of Canada announced that the essential travelers must be completely vaccinated to visit Canada, which also includes the following:

  • Permanent residents, family members of Canadians, and anyone who’s registered under the Indian Act
  • Foreign students age 18 or older
  • Work permit holders, except for the people working in agriculture and food processing
    Essential service workers, including truckers
  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents can enter the country. However, unvaccinated
  • Canadians will need to adhere to the pre-entry, day-eight testing, and quarantine requirements.

Partially-vaccinated and unvaccinated foreigners will only be allowed to visit Canada if they meet the exemption category. The exempted groups include agricultural and food processing workers, new permanent residents, children under the age of 18, marine crew, and people traveling to Canada on compassionate grounds.

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Travelers who are exempt from the requirement to be fully vaccinated will be subjected to testing, quarantine, and other public health measures. Foreigners who are not vaccinated and do not fall under an exemption will be strictly prohibited from entering the country. In case people traveling to Canada exhibits COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival will be immediately directed to the Public Health Agency of Canada official and will be asked to isolate for 10 days. However, border officials will make the final decision on who can enter Canada and whether the traveler is required to quarantine or not.

The federal government of Canada announced the vaccination requirement for travelers in November, wherein the government redefined the term ‘fully vaccinated’. To be considered fully vaccinated, travelers must administer a recommended dosage of an approved vaccine. The final jab must be taken at least 14 days before traveling to Canada. The traveler is also required to submit all COVID-19 information to ArriveCAN. Below mentioned are Canada’s government-approved vaccines:

  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV)
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)
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