Latest Travel Guidelines for Canada Immigration in Jan 2022
As per the ongoing situation of the pandemic and introduction of the new Omicron variant, the Canadian Government has put up various restrictions on your travel along with the introduction of new guidelines for Canadian Immigration which are to be strictly adhered to while traveling. Here we are presenting the checklists of requirements and restrictions to make your travel much easier and hassle free.
Temporary exemption for essential workers and residents
Immigrants from British Columbia who are traveling by land or from the US are exempted from the restrictions of Day-8 covid tests and quarantine. They are exempt from pre-entry. But these exemptions are not available for non-essential travels like visiting friends and families etc.
Who can travel to Canada?
Persons of Indian Origin or permanent residents, registered refugees who are having protected status, and Canadian citizens can enter Canada.
Travel restrictions, requirements, and exemptions
To enter Canada, every traveler must be fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated, you have to undergo quarantine. If you are an exempted traveler, you are not required to be fully vaccinated but still you need to undergo some strict testing and quarantine. Nonessential and essential travelers must also be fully vaccinated. Essential travelers include-
- Family members of the citizens of Canada, permanent residents, and applicants of Indian origin,
- Foreign students of 18 years age or more,
- Work permit holders, with an exemption of those who are employed in agricultural and food processing; and,
- Providers of essential services, such as truckers
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Unvaccinated Canadians must fulfill the pre-entry, arrival, day-8 testing, and quarantine standards. Agricultural and food processing employees, those coming to Canada on compassionate grounds, maritime crew members, new permanent residents, resettling refugees, and youngsters under the age of 18 are exempted from these requirements.
Travelers who are exempt from the obligation to be fully vaccinated still have to undergo testing, quarantine, and other entry restrictions. Foreigners who have not been vaccinated and are not eligible for an exemption will be denied entry to Canada. If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, you have to isolate yourself for 10 days, the day you got these symptoms.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) officer will judge if you can enter Canada and whether you must be quarantined. Canadian Government first introduced the need for the tourists to get vaccinated in November even with at least a single dose; simultaneously, the authorities widened its definition to be "absolutely fully vaccinated."
Immigrants must be fully vaccinated. The second dose must be taken at least 14 days prior to entering in Canada. Ahead of crossing the Canadian border, immigrants are required to submit any COVID-19 information that is needed to the ArriveCAN.
These are strict requirements you have to follow even if you are excused from quarantine.
You have to:
- Wear a mask when in public at all times
- Keep a list of close contacts for the first 14 days in Canada
- Check yourself for symptoms of COVID-19
Government-authorized vaccines consist of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Comirnaty and Tozinameran, Johnson & Johnson’s Moderna, AstraZeneca or COVISHIELD, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, Sinovac’s CoronaVac and PiCoVacc and Sinopharm BIBP that is BBIBP-CorV.
Also, it's far important to observe right here that at the prevailing moment, a booster dosage isn't important to be taken into consideration for being fully vaccinated in Canada.
So these were some of the guidelines and requirements that should be strictly taken care of while you are planning to go to Canada. Still more questions? Feel free to get in touch with us!