New Canadian Border Measures To Travel to Canada Kicks-In As Of February 28

Travel to Canada

The new Canadian border measures are in place effective from February 28. Anyone can now travel to Canada and enter the country with a simple pre-arrival antigen test. However, the test cannot be taken at home. It must be done by a laboratory, healthcare entity, or telehealth service, and be authorized by the country in which it was purchased.
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The earlier requirement to have a molecular test, such as a PCR test, taken within 72 hours before arrival is still accepted. The newest Canadian border measures are related to the removal of the PCR test requirement and relaxing the mandatory 14-day isolation rule for unvaccinated children. All international flights would resume at all Canadian airports.

Let’s discuss various scenarios if you’re hoping to travel to Canada in 2022.

Unvaccinated & Vaccinated Individuals Planning Their Travel to Canada in 2022

New Canadian border measures have allowed partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers but will need to quarantine in a suitable place for 14-days after landing. A mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival will be followed by another test on day 8.

There may be no quarantine requirement upon arrival for fully-vaccinated travelers. However, they are required to meet the following criteria to travel to Canada:

  • submit all required COVID-19 information to ArriveCAN and present their ArriveCAN receipt, pre-departure test results, and paper or digital
  • proof of vaccination documents before they board their flight to Canada;
  • have a suitable quarantine plan in case they don’t qualify for the exemption.

Travelers Who Recovered from COVID-19 

If you have just recovered from COVID-19 and looking to travel to Canada, you need to provide a positive COVID-19 molecular test on a specimen collected at least 10 days and no more than 180 days before entering Canada as part of the pre-arrival test requirements.

Quarantine Requirements for Children Aged 12

Children under 12 years of age who are not fully vaccinated are exempted from quarantine. They no longer need to wait 14 days before attending school, camp, or daycare.

Use of ArriveCAN to Immigrate to Canada in 2022

ArriveCAN is a web-based mobile or desktop application that Canada launched soon after the border restrictions following the pandemic. The application allows you to submit all mandatory and necessary documents before traveling to Canada. Incoming travelers can submit their proof of vaccination in English or French, and a quarantine plan prior to immigrating to Canada in 2022. 

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility to travel to Canada as well as immigrating in 2022. 

Canada is pursuing its most ambitious immigration plan by welcoming over 1.7 million aspirants to immigrate to Canada for permanent residency in the next three years. If you’re one of the aspirants, book your free appointment with a certified consultant like CanApprove to get personalized recommendations on the best immigration programs and boost your chances of qualifying.

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