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New Canadian travel rules. One restriction lifted but discrimination still remains

Canadas new travel rules have begun on April 1st for travellers to enter the country. The change is not a significant one and only saves the travellers a little money.

The so-called “fully vaccinated” travellers no longer need to probe their nose and touch their throats with a long swab to provide proof of a negative test to enter Canada. This applies to travellers entering by air, land or water.

Pre-entry testing for eligible unvaccinated travellers entering Canada remains the same. Unvaccinated and presumed unvaccinated are still prisoners in the country and not allowed to leave even if the destination allows unvaccinated travellers.

The so-called “fully vaccinated” travellers may still be pulled aside for random testing upon arriving in Canada. Those selected for random testing will not have to quarantine while they await results.

While pre-entry testing requirements drop, travellers entering Canada are still required to download the ArriveCAN app and upload their personal private medical information, otherwise they may be subject to random testing and a 14-day quarantine.

A so-called “fully vaccinated” traveller is anyone who has received two shots of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, or one shot if you got the Johnson&Johnson vaccine, at least 14 days before travel.

Approved vaccines currently include AstraZeneca, Bharat Biotech, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Novavax, Pfizer, Sinopharm and Sinovac.

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