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Travelling to study in Canada? Important quarantine news!

There is no final confirmation yet but this is an important notice to all international students planning to travel to Canada to complete or begin their studies on the basis of a Study Permit issued to them.

On June 9, 2021, Canada’s Minister of Health Patty Hajdu and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Dominic LeBlanc announced that international travelers with a right of entry to Canada who are fully vaccinated will not be required to quarantine in a federal authorized hotel while they await the results of their COVID-19 test upon arrival.

According to Canada’s national universities body, Universities Canada, international students should be covered by the category “with a right of entry to Canada”.

Of course, all travellers must receive a negative result on a PCR test prior to arriving in Canada.

It is also important to emphasize that the proof of complete vaccination refers to vaccines approved by Health Canada, according to the regimen (timing) required by Health Canada. The regimen must be completed two weeks before arriving in Canada. In Canada, currently Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, and AstraZeneca are the only approved vaccines.

This is the key site for all travellers planning to come to Canada:

We don't know when the new changes will be in place but the website today, June 14, 2021, indicates at the top in the yellow bar "Exemptions for fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada are expected in early July. Current travel restrictions still apply."

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