Elevate quarantine restrictions on totally vaccinated Canadians getting into the nation – Victoria Information

Fully vaccinated Canadians can now enter the country without quarantine, provided they present two negative COVID-19 tests, although federal officials are still advising against international travel.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents must be eligible to qualify at least 14 days after their last required dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine; this means 14 days after your second dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca, or 14 days after your single dose of Johnson & Johnson as it is a single dose vaccine. Individuals who received only one dose in a series of two injections or who are less than 14 days away from their last dose must continue to be quarantined.

Other vaccines, including Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C), Cansino (Convidecia, Ad5-nCoV), Gamalaya (Sputnik V, Gam-Covid-Vac), Sinopharm (BBIBP-CorV, Sinopharm-Wuhan), Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc) and the Vector Institute (EpiVacCorona) are currently not accepted.

Starting today, travelers must enter their vaccination card into the ArriveCAN app before arriving at the border. Individuals entering Canada are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test prior to arrival during the 72 hours prior to arrival at a land or air border in Canada and then take a test on arrival or take one home and send to a laboratory.

Both tests must be negative in order to avoid the 14-day quarantine requirement and, for air travelers, the initial three-day isolation period for government hotels.

The vaccination travel exemption does not change the rules of who can enter Canada; Non-essential travelers who are not Canadians will remain blocked.

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