International student travelling to Canada? New rules!


June 21, 2021

The Government of Canada has announced:


Beginning July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter Canada will not be subject to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on day-8. In addition, fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel.


To be considered fully vaccinated, a traveller must have received the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). Travellers can receive their vaccine in any country, and must provide documentation supporting their vaccination in English, French or with a certified translation.


According to Canada's national CBC network, it is expected that international students fall into the category of "foreign nationals who are allowed to enter Canada under the current entry prohibitions." who are referenced in today's announcement.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/fully-vaccinated-canadians-travel-july-1.6073480

Today's announcement can be found at this link:


https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2021/06/government-of-canadas-first-phase-to-easing-border-measures-for-travellers-entering-canada3.html


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