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Canada Ends All COVID-19 Border Measures October 1st

As of October 1, 2022, Canada will suspend all COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, mandatory use of the online ArriveCAN registration, testing and quarantine/isolation requirements. This applies to all travelers entering Canada whether by land, air or sea. The Public Health Agency of Canada announced on Monday, September 26, that the border measures would be allowed to expire on Friday, September 30, 2022.

All travelers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer need to submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website, nor provide proof of vaccination, undergo pre- or on-arrival testing or carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation. Monitoring and reporting signs or symptoms of COVID-19 after arriving in Canada will no longer be required either. Travelers who entered Canada prior to October 1, 2022, will not be required to complete the remainder of any quarantine or isolation periods, nor complete any testing requirements.

Transport Canada will also rescind travel requirements to undergo health checks for travel on air and rail. Requirements to wear masks on planes and trains have also been lifted, although the agency still recommends masks.

Travelers must still follow any provincial or territorial COVID-19 requirements as applicable.

Foreign nationals are reminded that they must still meet entry requirements under the immigration and Refugee Protection Act and provide appropriate travel and immigration documentation as necessary. While they no longer need to submit vaccination or quarantine plans via ArriveCAN, using the Advance Declaration feature can save travelers time at the airport by submitting customs and immigration declarations in advance of arrival. The feature is available as a free mobile app and on the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website. Using the Advance CBSA Declaration in ArriveCan cuts the time arriving travelers must spend at an airport kiosk by about 30%. CBSA is exploring other optional features to provide travelers with easy access to border wait times and other self-serve functions to expedite and facilitate travel.

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