The Canadian government recently announced that it would reduce travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers starting July 6.

Key Points:

  • Effective July 6, fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who are eligible to enter the country will no longer be subject to federal quarantine requirements.
    • Fully vaccinated travelers must upload vaccination documentation to the ArriveCAN app before arriving in Canada and answer screening questions upon entering the country.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers must still complete pre- and post-arrival testing but will not have to test on day eight of arrival or stay at a government-approved quarantine hotel.
  • Information on which foreign nationals are permitted to travel to Canada is available here.

 Additional Information: Children who are not vaccinated can forego the hotel quarantine but still must quarantine for 14 days and test when applicable. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since the final dose was administered. Vaccinations can be received in any country, but documentation must be provided in English, French or with a certified translation. For more information on Canadian approved vaccines, visit here. Some provinces may have additional quarantine requirements that must be followed upon entering the country.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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