The Canadian government has announced that it will lift all COVID-related entry requirements for those traveling to the country.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Oct. 1, individuals traveling to Canada will no longer be required to:
    • Submit public health information through ArriveCAN.
    • Provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.
    • Take a COVID-19 test before or after arrival.
    • Undergo a quarantine.
    • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms after arrival.
  • Travelers who entered Canada in the 14 days before Oct. 1 will not be required to complete the remainder of their quarantine or isolation or complete COVID-19 testing requirements.
  • Those who are entering Canada before Oct. 1 must submit health information through ArriveCAN within 72 hours before arrival and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. Those who are not fully vaccinated and have no health exemptions must take additional COVID-19 tests on the first and eighth day of their mandatory quarantine.
  • More information regarding Canada’s COVID-19 entry requirements in place until Oct. 1 is available here.

Additional Information: Travelers can continue to use ArriveCAN to save time at the airport by submitting their customs and immigration information before entering the country.

BAL Analysis: COVID-19 entry requirements will no longer apply to those traveling to the Canada after Sept. 30. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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