Canada eases border restrictions for fully vaccinated Canadians

By: Thomas I. Likness
EBC News Service

(Eagle News) — Returning home to Canada has become easier for fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents.

Beginning Monday, they will no longer have to quarantine for 14 days in a government-approved hotel upon arrival by air.

But everyone aged five and older still has to have a negative Covid-19 test before boarding a flight to Canada.

When people arrive on Canadian soil, they will be given another Covid-19 test at the airport.

They also have to present proof of vaccination and a quarantine plan should they test positive after arrival.

Travelers are considered fully vaccinated if they have received two doses of the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines, or a single shot of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.

The land borders between Canada and the United States remain closed to non-essential travelers until at least July 21.

But Canadians and permanent residents can cross land borders as long as they can show a negative Covid-19 test result.
(Eagle News Service)