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Canada eases on-arrival test requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers

(Xinhua) 14:31, February 16, 2022

Canada eases on-arrival test requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers

Travelers wearing face masks line up in front of the airline counters at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on Feb. 15, 2022. Canada is easing the on-arrival test requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers starting Feb. 28 as the latest wave of COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant has passed its peak, Public Health Agency of Canada announced Tuesday. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua)

OTTAWA, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) — Canada is easing the on-arrival test requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers starting Feb. 28 as the latest wave of COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant has passed its peak, Public Health Agency of Canada announced Tuesday.

According to the press release, travellers may still be selected for random testing upon arrival but will no longer have to quarantine while awaiting their test results.

Travellers can instead opt for a rapid antigen test approved by the countries they are coming from.

Currently, all travellers, regardless of vaccine status, must provide proof of a negative molecular test, such as a PCR test, within 72 hours of their scheduled flight or land entry into Canada.

The government is also easing its advisory recommending Canadians avoid non-essential travel due to the rise of the Omicron variant.

Restrictions on unvaccinated children younger than 12 and travelling with vaccinated adults are also being lifted. They will no longer need to wait and self isolate before attending school, daycare, or camps.

Unvaccinated travellers will still be required to be tested on arrival into Canada and must quarantine for 14 days, the press release said. ■

Canada eases on-arrival test requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers

Travelers are seen at the departure hall of Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on Feb. 15, 2022. Canada is easing the on-arrival test requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers starting Feb. 28 as the latest wave of COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant has passed its peak, Public Health Agency of Canada announced Tuesday. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua)

Canada eases on-arrival test requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers

Medical workers are seen at the COVID-19 testing site inside the arrival hall of Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on Feb. 15, 2022. Canada is easing the on-arrival test requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers starting Feb. 28 as the latest wave of COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant has passed its peak, Public Health Agency of Canada announced Tuesday. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua)

Canada eases on-arrival test requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers

Landed travelers are seen at the COVID-19 testing site inside the arrival hall of Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on Feb. 15, 2022. Canada is easing the on-arrival test requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers starting Feb. 28 as the latest wave of COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant has passed its peak, Public Health Agency of Canada announced Tuesday. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua)

Canada eases on-arrival test requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers

A traveler is seen at the COVID-19 testing site inside the arrival hall of Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on Feb. 15, 2022. Canada is easing the on-arrival test requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers starting Feb. 28 as the latest wave of COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant has passed its peak, Public Health Agency of Canada announced Tuesday. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua)

Canada eases on-arrival test requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers

Travelers are seen at the departure hall of Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on Feb. 15, 2022. Canada is easing the on-arrival test requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers starting Feb. 28 as the latest wave of COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant has passed its peak, Public Health Agency of Canada announced Tuesday. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua)

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