Covid travel news for Canada

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Updates for Canada


Canada introduces 3 tests and hotel quarantine

New restrictions for incoming travelers to Canada including a new hotel quarantine and three Covid-19 tests will begin on February 22 announced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday.

“We’re not trying to punish people, we’re trying to keep people safe,” he said.

Here is everything travelers need to know about the rules that were announced on Friday and what to expect when arriving in Canada by both land and air.

Updated on February 13, 2021.

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Canada will require negative PCR test for land border crossing

The Canadian Government is moving to extend its testing requirement for international arrivals to now cover land borders as well.

The new policy was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and is set to come in effect next week on February 15th.

Source: Travel off Path

Updated on February 10, 2021.

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New travel restrictions for Canada

In a live press conference on January 29, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced strict measures to be imposed on Canadian travel, including the suspension of flights to the Caribbean and Mexico, closure of international flights to all but four airports, new testing requirements, and a three-day hotel quarantine upon arrival in Canada.

Additionally, the nation is continuing to seal its borders to mostly anyone who is not a citizen or permanent resident.

Source: Travel off Path

Updated on February 09, 2021.

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Canada warns of new travel restrictions

The Canadian government has warned that potential new travel restrictions will seriously impede Canadians ability to return home.

Measures could include a mandatory hotel quarantine that is supervised by police.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday his government will do what it takes to protect Canadian citizens and the restrictions will “significantly impede” Canadians returning home including the cost of hotel quarantine.

Source: Travel off Path

Updated on January 24, 2021.

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Canada demands a negative PCR test from all arrivals

All arrivals into Canada, including citizens returning home from abroad, must now present proof of a negative PCR test before being permitted to board their flight into the country. The requirement came into place on January 7, 2021.

The new PCR test requirement does not circumvent the blanket 14-day quarantine arrivals still face upon arrival, but instead act as an additional layer of safety and security.

Source: Travel off Path

Updated on January 09, 2021.

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Canada - U.S land border remains closed another month

In the latest news that doesn’t come as much of a surprise, the US has extended their land border closures with Canada and Mexico for an additional month.

The Department of Homeland Security revealed the border closure for non-essential travel will be extended to February 21st, stating:

“In order to continue to prevent the spread of COVID, the US, Mexico, Canada will extend the restrictions on non-essential travel through Feb. 21. We are working closely with Mexico & Canada to keep essential trade & travel open while also protecting our citizens from the virus.”

Source: Travel off Path

Updated on January 14, 2021.

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US has extended land border closure for non-essential travel with Canada

In a presumably expected continuation of events, the US has extended their land border closure for non-essential travel with Canada and Mexico for an additional 30 days, which is now set to go through January 21st of the coming year.

The restrictions, however, do not apply correspondingly to other forms of travel, such as air and sea.

Source: Travel off Path

Updated on December 12, 2020.

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Canada soon demands a negative PCR test from all arrivals

Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety for Canada, has announced the government will be adding an extra layer of security for passengers traveling into Canada.

Starting ‘soon’, all approved passengers into Canada will also have to provide proof of a negative PCR test, performed no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival in the country. Read more here.

Updated on December 31, 2020.

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The Canada and U.S. land border will stay closed until at least December 21st

The decision to extend the land border restrictions came as no surprise as the United States continues to grapple with record COVID-19 cases and deaths. Read more here.


Updated on November 19, 2020.

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Canada - U.S land border remains closed another 30 days

Canada will not open for American tourists across the U.S and Canada land border as the closure was extended for at least another 30 days.

Canadian Minister of Public Safety announced the extension on his Twitter Monday morning.

“We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until November 21st, 2020. Our decisions will continue to be based on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe.”

Read more here.

Updated on October 21, 2020.

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Canada - U.S. border will remain closed until September 21

The U.S.-Canada border will remain closed to nonessential travel for another month, officials announced on Friday, as cases in the U.S. continue to increase.

Updated on August 17, 2020.

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Canada adds 30 extra days to international travel restrictions

Canada is extending travel restrictions on incoming foreign travelers for another month as covid-19 continues to pose a threat to public safety.

Travel restrictions are now being extended until September 30. This is the third time that the travel restrictions are extended. It was originally put in place from March 18 until June 30. 

Updated on August 30, 2020.

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Canada won't be reopening borders too soon

Since March 18, Canada has had travel restrictions which are set to expire on June 30. Restrictions on cross-border travel with the U.S. have also existed since March 21 and they will remain in place until at least July 21. The Canadian government continues to dash hopes that the U.S./Canada border will open any time in the foreseeable future.

Trudeau will announce Canada’s decision on how it will proceed with its travel rules by June 30. The Prime Minister acknowledged how frustrating the current travel restrictions are, but at the same time, the government will remain very careful in determining when and how to lift its restrictions.

We recommend to always check if there are any latest travel restrictions before you book an accommodation. Travel may only be permitted for certain purposes and recreational travel may not be specifically permitted. Government measures are constantly changing, so we recommend that you regularly check for updates. Click here for travel restrictions and guidelines for Canada.  

Updated on June 29, 2020.

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