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COVID-19 Canada Immigration Act


On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization classified B. 1. 1.529 as a variant of concern called Omicron. The Canadian government had previously announced that starting November 30, 2021. It would not be necessary to apply for a waiver letter if you accord with complete vaccination. (Excluding travellers who have travelled to Southern Africa within 14 days). Arriving at Canadian airports may be "spot-checked" for nucleic acid testing.

As a precautionary measure, until at least January 31, 2022, the Government of Canada is implementing additional border, testing, and quarantine measures for all travellers, including children, who have been in the following countries within the last 14 days before arriving in Canada. Foreign nationals who have been in these countries within the last 14 days before arriving in Canada will not be permitted entry. This includes people who are transiting through one of these countries.


Countries with Canadian COVID-19 Omicron restrictions:


Who can enter Canada?

There are new requirements for all fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted entry and have been in any country other than Canada or the United States in the 14 days before arriving in Canada. Fully vaccinated travellers who are selected for arrival testing must quarantine in a suitable place until they receive a negative test result. The Government of Canada is increasing the number of fully vaccinated travellers being selected for testing to reach 100% of vaccinated travellers in the coming weeks.

Canadian citizens, persons registered under the Indian Act or permanent residents, regardless of their vaccination status or having had a previous history of testing positive for COVID-19, who have been in these countries in the previous 14 days will be subject to enhanced testing, screening, and quarantine measures.



You must use ArriveCAN on your phone or on a computer to enter your proof of vaccination,

quarantine and travel information before your travel.


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