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The Canadian federal government announced Monday the removal of
all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine,
and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective
Oct. 1, reports citing .
Public Health Agency of Canada said in a press release that the
removal of border measures has been facilitated by a number of
factors, including modelling that indicates that Canada has largely
passed the peak of the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 fuelled wave, high
vaccination rates, lower hospitalization and death rates, as well
as the availability and use of vaccine boosters, rapid tests, and
treatments for COVID-19.
According to the press release, all travellers will no longer
have to submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app
or website; provide proof of vaccination; undergo pre- or
on-arrival testing; carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or
isolation; and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19
upon arriving to Canada.
Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements.
As of Oct. 1, travellers will no longer be required to undergo
health checks for travel on air and rail; or wear masks on planes
and trains. Cruise measures are also being lifted.
'We expect COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses will continue
to circulate over the cold months, so I encourage everyone to stay
up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccination, including booster doses
and exercise individual public health measures,' said Minister of
Health Jean-Yves Duclos.
Although the masking requirement is being lifted, all travellers
are strongly recommended to wear high quality and well-fitted masks
during their journeys, the release said.
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