In wake of the current COVID-19 testing and vaccination needs, along with all border measures, The Canadian Government has shown proactiveness in serving the health and safety of all its citizens. With the ever-evolving COVID-19 situations around the world, and with every nation stepping up its efforts of vaccinating its citizens to evolve from the situation, it has become important for the Canadian Government to take necessary measures in the global context.
The latest from the Canadian Government on border measures:
As per Immigration Consultants in Chandigarh, featuring the latest Canadian news says, that the Canadian Government has decided that effective 30h November 2021, fully vaccinated individuals with the right to entry into Canada, and who departs and re-enters the country within 72 hours of leaving, will not have to produce a pre-molecular test.
The exemption is only for those trips that originated in Canada and by people who are fully vaccinated. These individuals can either be citizens of Canada, permanent residents who are registered with the Indian Act.
Along with this, from 30th November 2021, the country will elaborate on the list of approved COVID-19 vaccines that travelers need to receive to be considered fully vaccinated to travel to Canada. This list will include vaccines like COVAXIN, Sinopharm, and Sinovac, all matching the WHO emergency vaccine list for COVID-19.
The Canadian Government also made it clear that as of 15th January 2022, travelers who have been exempted from entry requirements now, will only be allowed entry to Canada, if they are fully vaccinated with either of the vaccines approved by the Canadian Government. These groups of travelers are:
- If an individual is traveling to Canada to be reunited with his or her family (children under the age of 18 years and unvaccinated will still be exempted if visiting to reunite with the family which is Canadian or has permanent residency or a person or persons registered under the Indian Act.
- All International students who are 18 or above 18 years of age.
- Professionals and athletes.
- Anyone who has a valid work permit including temporary workers.
- All essential service providers, including truck drivers.
Also, the Canadian Government made it clear that starting 30th November 2021, vaccination is a must to enter and travel within Canada. No more, will it allow any valid molecular test as an alternative for vaccines, unless any traveler is eligible for any other limited exemption such as medical inability to get vaccinated? Every traveler to Canada should contact their airline or transport company for obtaining all the necessary forms and submit the same for approval.
Canada study visa consultants in Chandigarh advocates that the Canadian Government is proactive in its approach to safeguard the safety and health of its citizens in response to the COVID-19 situation and continues to prioritize the lives of its citizens. With evolving vaccination counts, along with the case count and hospitalization, The Canadian Government will keep taking targeted measures at the borders, and either lift or adjust the clauses to keep every citizen safe and protected.
The latest news release on 26th November 2021:
Since the pandemic began, the Canadian Government has acted proactively in reducing the risk of the virus transmission and its variants in Canada by international travel. A recent release by the Canadian Health Ministry announced a set of new border measures to protect the health and safety of its citizens.
With the health authorities of South Africa confirming that the latest COVID-19 variant is concerning and has been detected in their country and over the past 24 hours the variant called Omicron by the WHO has been detected in several other countries, the Canadian Government is more concerned. Although no cases of the variant have been detected in Canada. As a precautionary measure, the Canadian Government until 31st January 2022, is implementing enhanced border measures for all travelers to Canada who have been in South Africa including Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Namibia with the last 14 days before arriving in Canada.