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Canada Is Lifting Pre-arrival COVID-19 Testing Requirements For All Travellers

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Starting April 1, all travellers entering Canada can skip COVID-19 testing if they are fully-vaccinated. Travellers will still be required to do by using the ArriveCAN app.

At this time and until March 31, anyone hoping to come to Canada must provide proof of a negative antigen or molecular test for COVID.

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CTV’s Mike Le Couteur confirmed the new policy today, ahead of the official announcement from federal government ministers. 

Fully vaccinated means two doses of Canadian approved vaccines. 

It is likely non-vaccinated people will still need to show proof of a negative COVID status if they want to come to Canada but they are not barred from access. 

There are several exemptions for non-vaccinated people; however, their entry is ultimately at the discretion of border agents. All those entering Canada might be selected for randomized PCR testing at the airport or border. 


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