Canada Eases Travel Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated International Travellers

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Canada Eases Travel Restrictions

Several countries have imposed travel restrictions in the past few months to stop the spread of Covid-19. While Australia and New Zealand have still not lifted the restrictions, Canada eases travel restrictions and started welcoming fully vaccinated international travellers.

Travellers should have proof of negative molecular test for Covid- 19, not more than 72 hours old and a14 days gap since their last vaccine. All travellers have to upload the vaccination details on the ArriveCAN app or online web portal. Canada has approved 4 COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca which is popularly known as Covishield.

Also Read: How to Download Your Vaccination Certificate for Free?

The direct flights from India and Morocco are still suspended. Travellers from these countries have to take indirect flights and must carry a negative molecular covid test to enter Canada.

Denis Vinette, VP of Candian Borders Service Agency stated the spread of Coronavirus from Airlines is still contained because airlines adhere to the safety norms. Several random covid tests are conducted to ensure there is less expansion of the virus.

Also Read: A Country-Wise Guide on Vaccination Rules for International Students

The rise in cases in Canada between Aug. 9 and 26  was just 0.19% despite the increase in cases in both Canada and the US. While the cases are rising the hospitalization and illness severity still remains under control because the vaccinations are in full swing in Canada.

“This data, along with continued adherence to public health measures by Canadians and incoming travellers, means that Canada is better able to prevent outbreaks of infection and can now allow more incoming fully vaccinated travellers without increasing the risk to the health and safety of Canadians.”- Denis Vinette

On the other hand, US has allowed air and sea travellers from Canada but countries like China, India, Ireland, Iran, South Africa, Brazil and other 26 European countries have travel limits and restrictions.

Also Read: Country Wise Quarantine Rules for Indian Students

“In a normal year, throughout the summer, about 65 per cent of our border crossings are what we term day trippers” -Vinette

The traffic between Canada and US land routes is major because of day-trippers. Now because of the unidirectional entry of Canadians, short trips for leisure and activities to US are prohibited which means fewer people are returning to Canada than before.

This was all about Canada eases travel restrictions and has opened their gates again to foreign travellers.  Are you planning to study in Canada but are confused about where to start from? Our experts and counsellors at Leverage Edu will help you with end to end process from application to Visa. Call us at 1800 57 2000 and get 30-minute free counselling today!

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