Canada opens its doors after 16 months

Canada opens its doors after 16 months

In the statement made on the website where the official announcements of Canada were made, it was announced that the border restrictions for non-essential crossings on March 21, 2020 were lifted for those who have had two doses of any of the Covid-19 vaccines approved by the Canadian Federal Ministry of Health.

Accordingly, fully vaccinated US citizens and green card-holding immigrants will be exempt from 3-day hotel and 14-day home quarantine applications when they cross the land and air border gates between Canada and the USA.

In the meantime, the Canadian Government announced that as of September 7, 2021, the doors will be opened to all foreign citizens who want to come to the country under the same conditions.

For those who are not fully vaccinated or those who have not been approved by Federal Health Canada, they will continue to be subject to the restrictions currently in place.

All immunized American citizens and green card residents must have received the full series or combination of vaccines of a vaccine approved by the Canadian government at least 14 days before entering Canada.

The use of Covid-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson has so far been approved by the Canadian Federal Ministry of Health.

In the statement, it was stated that other vaccines, including the Covid-19 vaccines produced by China or Russia, will not be recognized by Canada.

While the Government of Canada announced that travelers to the country will be required to provide proof of vaccination, it has decided that unvaccinated minors under 12 years of age entering Canada with their vaccinated parents or guardians do not need to be quarantined for 14 days.

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