Those travelling to Canada now need to obtain a negative COVID-19 test three days before arriving. The test must be a PCR test, which is currently the most effective coronavirus test. Canada has deployed more border officials at the ports of entry to ensure that those who arrive in the country understand the new rules well.
The travellers also need to complete 14 days of quarantine after arrival. They need to stay indoors at all times and have a quarantine plan including how they would obtain groceries, food and medicine. Those who break quarantine rules will be punished with six months of imprisonment or a fine of up to CAD $750,000. However, some travellers can be allowed to break quarantine, especially for compassionate reasons, like for attending a funeral or spending time with a loved one during their last moments. But the traveller needs to obtain prior approval before they travel to Canada.
COVID vaccination in Canada
Canada received its first batch of Pfizer vaccine earlier this month and since then Canada has been administering COVID-19 vaccines. Moderna vaccine is also being administered in Canada. So far, more than 70,000 persons in Canada have been administered with Pfizer vaccinations.
Checklist for travelling to Canada
First, travellers to Canada must have a negative PCR test, obtained up to three days prior to travelling. Second, they must have a 14-day quarantine plan. They must have a clear plan on how to reach the place of quarantine from the airport and how they will obtain essential items such as food, groceries and medicine. Third, all those who travel to Canada must install the ArriveCAN mobile application and enter personal information and flight details in the app. They are also expected to complete a daily self-assessment on the app.
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