It was in March 2020 Canada closed its borders for international travellers following the COVID-19 outbreak. Eighteen months have passed since then, yet there are restrictions for international travellers to enter the country. However, it is also a fact that Canada has made exemptions for certain types of travellers in the past few months, allowing them to enter the country. They include family members of Canadians, international students, approved permanent residents, work permit holders etc.
If you are an exempted traveller, you may fly to Canada. However, you need to do certain things to make sure that you do not come into conflict with Canada’s rules for international travellers, which are constantly changing. So make sure that you do the following things before travelling to Canada:
Check your eligibility
Before travelling to Canada, make sure you belong to the categories of travellers exempted from travel restrictions. You may also check with your Canada immigration consultant if you are allowed to enter Canada. Canada has already announced that non-essential travellers from all countries will be allowed to enter the country if they are fully vaccinated, from September 7 onwards. However, this may also change depending on the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Check your vaccine status
The authorities have informed that only fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter Canada. But once they reach the country, they need not follow the 14-days quarantine rule. The vaccine must also one which is approved by Canada. The four vaccines which are accepted by Canada at present are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Johnson & Johnson. Further, the traveller must have received their last dose 14 days before travelling to Canada.
You must collect your documents required for travelling to Canada. You must also take the mandatory pre-arrival COVID-19 test. You may also show proof that you have recently recovered from COVID 19. Besides, the travellers must submit all the required information for travelling on the Arrivecan app.
Moreover, those who plan to travel to Canada in the coming months must keep checking whether Canada changes the rules regarding international travellers.