In a move that will bring joy to international tourists and students wishing to study abroad, Canada has decided to ease the restrictions placed on entry of international travellers from 7 September 2021 – provided that the domestic epidemiologic situation remains agreeable. Currently, the number of covid cases in Canada is on a decline. This is mainly due to the rising number of vaccinations in the country.
The first steps were taken on 9 August 2021, with fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents being allowed to enter Canada for non-essential travel. The new announcement mentions that Canada’s borders are being reopened for fully vaccinated travellers. The vaccine used for immunization must have been approved by the Government of Canada – Pfixer – BioNTech, AstraZeneca/Covishield, and Johnson & Johnson. The vaccination must have been completed at least 14 days before the person enters Canada, must be asymptomatic at the time of entry, and should meet all the other specific entry requirements including carrying a paper or digital copy of their vaccination document (in English or in French).
Persons who are fully vaccinated no longer need to quarantine for 3 days as mandated earlier. However, international travellers must be prepared to provide a quarantine plan and, if they do not meet the specified requirements, they must be prepared to quarantine as per the rules at the time. Unvaccinated travellers are still not permitted to enter Canada, except for essential reasons.
The new announcement opens up opportunities for students who have been looking to complete their higher education in Canada to plan their travel to the Great White North. 3z Study Abroad Consultants are accredited and licensed consultants with more than 10 years of experience who have been helping Indian students to study abroad in Canada, UK, US and Europe. Our 24/7 Student Support can assist students looking to study abroad with the latest guidelines regarding Covid-19 regulations in Canada and support them through the Admission and Visa processes.