Further easing at the border

Unvaccinated children ages 5-11 will no longer be required to be tested for COVID upon entry into the country if accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.

It is in a new wave of relaxations which will come into force on April 25 that the Public Health Agency of Canada made the announcement on Friday.

In addition, vaccinated travelers will no longer be required to provide a quarantine plan upon arrival in the country, the federal agency said.

“The health and safety of the population is our top priority, and as immunization coverage and the capacity of health systems improves, we will continue to assess the relaxation of other measures at the border using a science-based approach,” said Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos.

Finally, vaccinated people will no longer be required by the federal government to wear the mask in public places, report the onset of symptoms and keep a list of close contacts and places frequented for 14 days after their return to Canada. .

“We continue to ease border measures thanks to Canadians who respect sanitary measures and who get vaccinated.

However, travelers may have to deal with delays at the border due to the few health measures still in place,” said Minister of Public Security Marco Mendicino.

Remember that travelers who fail to provide their information through ArriveCAN before arriving in the country will not be eligible for the new measures for vaccinated travellers.

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