Canada has lengthened the date of imposing pandemic-related border restrictions to at least June 30, following an announcement by the country’s Public Health Agency on Twitter last May 31.
Per CBC reports, the announcement came the day after the Canadian Parliament voted down a Conservative Party motion to end all pandemic-related travel restrictions.
The ArriveCAN app is still required to be used by all travelers for the submission of their travel information which includes the method of entry, proof of vaccination, among others. Although there is a possibility to be randomly selected for testing upon entry, fully-vaccinated travelers need not submit a pre-entry COVID-19 test result.
Wearing masks is still mandatory among travelers in public transportation like airplanes.
Although mandated to maintain close attention on public health, as explained by Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, some citizens and visitors in Canada criticized the extension of the entry requirements, citing recent delays in travel as an effect of the entry requirements.
Currently, there is no indication of when the current requirements will be lifted.
Author: Deb Davad