PCR Testing No Longer Required to Enter Canada

Effective today, April 1, 2022, eligible travellers entering Canada will no longer need proof of negative Covid-19 test result on a PCR nor antigen COVID-19 test. 

Eligibility to Waived Testing Requirement

Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to complete pre-arrival test (which includes the molecular COVID-19 test or an antigen test) to get into Canada by land, air or water.

72-Hour No Testing Requirement by Land Crossing Rule?

I have been asked a question in person quite a few times since November 8, 2021, when the United States opened its borders to more Canadians. So I thought it would make a post out of it.

The question is: “Can we travel from Canada to the United States by land, return to Canada within 72 hours, and not have to provide a negative Covid-19 test in either direction?” 


All Canadian Air, Rail and Sea Travellers Must by Vaccinated

The Federal Government announced yesterday (October 6, 2021) that all travellers must be fully vaccinated by October 30, 2021 before boarding planes, trains or marine vessels.

Who needs to be fully vaccinated?

All travellers include people who are aged 12 and older. The vaccination rule (fully vaccinated) applies to passengers:

Understanding the Current Canada-U.S. Border

There has been a lot of confusion on who can cross the Canada-United States border, seeing as each country has their own respective rules in place. Today, we will try to break down the highlights of each side. 

Entering Canada

For entry into Canada, we have covered this extensively. Basically, people travelling from the United States (U.S.) into Canada can now skip much of the quarantine process if the fulfil certain conditions. Here is a quick recap of the requirements:

Canadian Border Changes Effective Today

About a month ago, the Canadian government open its borders, slightly, for U.S. residents. Though not fully open, travel restrictions were eased. 

Effective today, September 7, 2021, the exemption list was expanded to all other foreign nationals who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption. Basically, those who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption are exempt from: quarantine and Day-8 testing requirement.