Canada’s Health Minister has announced changes to the country’s COVID-19 border measures, which include vaccinated travellers being able to enter with a negative rapid or PCR test. That’s opposed to previously only accepting PCR tests.
Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says unvaccinated travellers will continue to be required to test on arrival, and quarantine for 14 days. Also, fully vaccinated travellers who are selected under the mandatory randomized testing regime will no longer be required to quarantine while awaiting test results.
Restrictions for children under 12 who are with full vaccinated adults will be lifted, meaning they will no longer need to wait and self-isolate before attending school, daycare, or day camps, and they will no longer be subject to testing and other specific requirements.
Duclos also announced the travel advisory will move from level 3 to level 2. That means the government will no longer recommend Canadians avoid all non-essential travel, but he emphasizes that Canadians should still exercise caution when traveling abroad.