When the Covid-19 pandemic swept throughout the globe, Canada took swift action in regard to travel restrictions. In fact, they’ve had some of the most strict border and travel restrictions throughout the world during the pandemic. That is until now.
Canada has officially ended all of its Covid-19 travel restrictions, putting a necessary end to the pandemic travel hindrances. No longer will travelers have to worry about masking requirements or using the ArriveCan system.
The Canadian Government says that all of its Covid-19 travel measures are on the way out as of October 1, 2022. This means that travelers will no longer be required to:
Brandish proof of vaccination
Submit public health info through ArriveCan
Undergo pre- and post-arrive testing
Monitor and report any symptoms
Isolate and quarantine
As part of the removal of Covid-19 travel restrictions, travelers will no longer have to undergo health checks for air, rail, and cruise ship travel. Additionally, they won’t be required to wear a mask when traveling by any of these means.
Covid-19, known as the coronavirus, was initially discovered in December of 2019 in China. Caused by the SARS-CoV-2, this very contagious disease quickly spread throughout the world. Many patients experienced respiratory symptoms that were similar to a cold or pneumonia.
While many people had mild symptoms, some people became seriously ill and perished. The latter included mostly older adults and persons who had underlying medical conditions that made them more susceptible to the Covid-19 disease.