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What you need to know about Canada's New Border Travel Restrictions

Posted by AKM Law on 15 March 2021
What you need to know about Canada's New Border Travel Restrictions

Recently the Government of Canada announced the implementation of several new border travel restrictions.

As of February 15, 2021, all travellers, with some very limited exceptions (like truckers and essential workers), arriving in Canada by land, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken in the United States within 72 hours before arrival. Or they must provide a positive test taken 14-90 days prior to arrival.

Additionally, as of February 22, 2021, travellers coming to Canada via land border will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival, another test toward the end of their 14-day quarantine.

Furthermore, as of February 22, 2021, all travellers arriving to Canada by air, with some exceptions, must take a COVID-19 test when they arrive in Canada before exiting the airport, and take another test toward the end of their 14-day quarantine period.

With few exceptions, air travellers prior to their departure to Canada will also be required to reserve a 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel. Travellers will be able to book their government-authorized hotel stay as of February 18, 2021.

Lastly, also on February 22, 2021, all travellers arriving by land or air will be required to submit their travel and contact information, including a suitable quarantine plan, electronically via ArriveCAN before crossing the border or boarding a flight to Canada.

Contact us at AKM Law to find out if you are eligable to travel to Canada and what measures you need to undertake. 

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