Canadian border measures easing further for children and fully vaccinated

Ottawa will be further easing border measures this Monday.

The Government of Canada made the announcement Friday morning that unvaccinated children aged 5-11 who are accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent, stepparent, guardian, or tutor will no longer be required to complete a pre-entry COVID-19 test for entry to Canada.

Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals above the age of 12 that are eligible to travel to Canada will still be required to complete a pre-entry test.

To qualify as fully vaccinated in Canada an individual must have at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine accepted for travel or at least one dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Children under 5 will not be required to provide COVID-19 test results.

All fully vaccinated travelers will no longer be required to provide a quarantine plan upon entry.

Additionally, 14 days after arriving in Canada fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be federally required to mask up in public spaces, report if they develop symptoms, quarantine if another traveller exhibits symptoms, or tests positive for COVID.

The new border measures become effective Monday, April 25.

Using the ArriveCAN app is still required for all travellers.

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