Government of Canada announces adjustments to Canada’s border measures

The Government of Canada announces new changes on border measures that can impact international students at the time of travelling to Canada. Please take into consideration these new adjustments and check regularly the Government of Canada website for any upcoming updates. Also, note the changes announced today pertaining to vaccination and testing requirements.

  1. Effective November 30, 2021, fully vaccinated individuals with right of entry to Canada who depart and re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada will not have to present a pre-entry molecular test.
  2. Effective November 30, 2021, Canada will expand the list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of travel to Canada. The list will include Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN, matching the World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing.
  3. As of January 15, 2022, international students who are 18 years old and older will only be allowed to enter the country if they are fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved for entry into Canada.
  4. Starting November 30, vaccination will be required for travel within and out of Canada. A valid COVID-19 molecular test will no longer be accepted as an alternative to vaccination unless travellers are eligible for one of the limited exemptions, such as a medical inability to be vaccinated.

If you want more information regarding the new adjustments please refer to the Government of Canada website. If you want to find out what you need and eligibility to enter Canada please refer to the link attached. Also, check the COVID-19 travel checklist for requirements and exemptions.

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