Latest Canada Travel Requirements End Pre-Arrival COVID-19 Test for Vaccinated Travellers

latest Canada travel requirements

Further relaxing the Canada travel requirements, the government has now decided to allow fully vaccinated travellers to enter the country without pre-arrival COVID-19 test. Starting April 1, all vaccinated travelers entering Canada need not carry pre-arrival COVID-19 test results to travel to Canada.


The opening of the land border & gradually easing of travel requirements come in the background of the ambitious
Immigration Levels Plan 2022-24. It aims to increase permanent resident targets to 432,000 landings in 2022 alone.    

However, the new requirement may still continue random testing of vaccinated visa holders entering Canada upon their arrival. Further, they will not need to quarantine while waiting on their result. 

In order to be considered fully vaccinated, the Canadian government requires skilled worker visa holders to have the full recommended dose of an approved vaccine. A booster shot is optional. The final dose must have been taken within 14 days of arrival to Canada. All travel documents and mandatory information must be communicated through the ArriveCAN app.

Canada’s government-approved vaccines include

  • 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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What do Latest Relaxations in Canada Travel Requirements Mean to Apply for Canada Visa? 

As Australia will reopen its borders to foreign travellers from February 21 nearly after two years, opportunities for immigration are on the rise. 

In 2022 alone, Canada is expecting to target about 56 per cent of the total target under the economic class pathways like Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program, Quebec Immigration, and more. The target is set to gradually increase in the next three years. 

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is said to let Canada Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) take the center stage in inviting more immigrants to apply for Canada visas in 2022. It is targeting to land about 83,500 newcomers via the PNP this year. 

Canada is also targeting about 24 per cent of admissions (about 80,000) through the family class programs like the Spouses, Partners, and Children Program, and another 25,000 under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP).

The country had a good run last year even with much stricter travel restrictions. The latest relaxation in Canada travel requirements will only boost the projected targets to apply for a Canada visa. 

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