Vaccinated Travelers | End of quarantine plan

(Ottawa) It will soon be a little less restrictive to travel to Canada. Fully vaccinated adults will no longer need to provide a quarantine plan upon arrival in the country or wear the mask for 14 days in most public places. These easing of border measures will come into force on April 25th.

Updated April 22nd

Mylene Crete

Mylene Crete
The press

Most provinces have already banned the wearing of masks in public places, with the exception of Quebec and Prince Edward Island. The acting state director for public health, Dr.right Luc Boileau, indicated on Thursday that it will be maintained until mid-May. Prince Edward Island intends to abandon it on April 28.

However, travelers must comply with hygiene measures in the provinces where they are still in force and therefore wear a mask.

However, masks are still compulsory on airplanes and airports. “This type of requirement requires ongoing assessment,” said the Chief Administrator of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Dr.D Theresa Tam, at a press conference on Friday.

“Right now the Omicron BA.2 variant is very active in the Canadian context,” she added. I think it’s reasonable to continue to require the wearing of the mask. »

Federal Public Health recommends covering your face in crowded places, in enclosed spaces, and where people are in close contact.

In the United States, a federal judge on Monday declared the mask requirement on public transport invalid. The US Department of Justice has appealed this ruling.

In Canada, other reductions announced by Health Canada will affect children ages 5 to 11 who have not been vaccinated or have received only one dose. They no longer need to undergo a pre-entry screening test provided they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. Like adults, they no longer need to submit a quarantine plan.

However, screening tests still apply to people aged 12 and over who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

Adult travelers who have received their two doses of vaccine are no longer required to monitor and report the onset of symptoms of illness, self-quarantine if they have been in contact with another symptomatic traveler, and keep a list of places visited during their stay and contacts.

However, all travelers must check in using the ArriveCAN app within 72 hours of arrival in Canada. Those who fail to do so may be required to submit a test, even if fully vaccinated, and may be fined.

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