Government of Canada Provides Updates on Border and Travel Measures

The Government of Canada announced on Friday, November 19, 2021, upcoming adjustments to the country’s travel and border measures as a response to the current global climate regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting on November 30, 2021, Canada will expand its list of accepted COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of travel. The updated list will include Sinopharm, Sinovac, and COVAXIN. This adjustment is in line with the World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing. With that said, fully vaccinated travellers will not be required to quarantine.

Also, beginning on January 15, 2022, international students who are 18 years old and above will only be allowed to enter Canadian borders if they are fully vaccinated with one of the country’s approved vaccines. International students must have received complete jabs of these authorized vaccines at least fourteen (14) days before entering Canada to be considered fully vaccinated.

International students are required to present proof of a COVID-19 negative molecular test result taken within 72 hours of their scheduled flight or arrival at a land border crossing to enter Canada. Submission of antigen tests will not be accepted. Lastly, we would also like to remind everyone that international students are also required to submit their mandatory information through ArriveCAN, whether through the app or website, before arriving in Canada. These include proof of vaccination and a quarantine plan.

You can refer to this link for the complete details of the announcement.