Effective February 28, Canadian borders will relax travel restrictions in concern to Covid-19 guidelines. Fully vaccinated visitors shall be allowed to enter Canadian borders with a pre-arrival antigen test, unvaccinated children will no longer be required to isolate for 14 days, and international flights to all Canadian airports will be available.
Additionally, if fully vaccinated travellers are randomly picked for an on-arrival test, they will no longer be required to quarantine while awaiting results. The statement was made on February 15 in Ottawa, the nation's capital, by Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos.
The pre-arrival antigen test must be permitted by the country from which the travellers are travelling, and it must be taken no more than 24 hours before their scheduled border crossing or flight. However, I t is not enough to take a quick antigen test at home to meet the pre-entry criteria. A laboratory, healthcare entity, or telemedicine provider must perform the test. Within 72 hours of arrival, the travellers can still take a PCR test. The prior molecular test guidelines remained unchanged.
Also, all international flights to all Canadian airports will resume at the end of the month, according to Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra. According to a press release, the notice to airmen restricting overseas flights will expire at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.
Meanwhile, provincial governments are revoking COVID-19 regulations and eliminating the demand for vaccine passports. By mid-March, Manitoba expects to abolish COVID-19 restrictions. Ontario has already accelerated its implementation of lax public health measures. Quebec, Alberta, and Saskatchewan have all stated that they intend to loosen regulations.
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