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Government of Canada announces additional easing of border measures effective April 25

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April 22, 2022

The Government of Canada continues to take a risk-based and measured approach to adjusting and easing Canada’s border measures. Today, the Government of Canada announced further changes to Canada’s border measures for certain eligible travellers.

Effective April 25, 2022, at 00:01:00 EDT, the following easing of border measures will come into effect:

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 5-11 who are accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent, step-parent, guardian or tutor will no longer be required to complete a pre-entry COVID-19 test for entry to Canada. Pre-entry tests will still be required for partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers 12 and older who are currently eligible to travel to Canada. Children under 5 years of age are not required to provide a COVID-19 test result.

Additionally, all fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to provide a quarantine plan upon entry. This requirement will also be removed for children aged 5-11 who are accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent, step-parent, guardian, or tutor and travellers with a medical contraindication to a COVID-19 vaccine.

Furthermore, fully vaccinated travellers arriving to Canada on or after April 25, 2022, will no longer be federally required to do the following for 14 days after arriving:

As a reminder, all travellers are still required to use ArriveCAN (free mobile app or website) to provide mandatory travel information within 72 hours of their arrival to Canada and/or before boarding a plane or cruise ship destined for Canada, including:

Fully vaccinated travellers who do not submit their information into ArriveCAN:

All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, must also continue to wear a mask throughout their entire travel journey.

While some federal requirements are being lifted for certain eligible travellers, all travellers entering Canada by air, land or water must adhere to the federal requirements along with those outlined by their province or territory.


“I want to thank the Canadians everywhere who have rolled up their sleeves to get vaccinated, and encourage everyone to stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines by receiving all doses recommended for them, including booster doses. The health and safety of Canadians remains our top priority and as vaccination levels and healthcare system capacity improve, we will continue to consider further easing of measures at the borders based on science.”

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Health

“The gradual easing of restrictions for travellers is part of our balanced and science-based approach to managing COVID-19 and its variants. Although some restrictions may be easing, air and rail travellers are reminded that they are still required to wear a mask throughout their travel journey. Wearing a mask offers an extra layer of protection for you and your fellow travellers, and will help keep Canadians, workers and our transportation system safe.”

The Honourable Omar Alghabra
Minister of Transport

“We are committed to a safe reopening; one that provides predictability, flexibility and shows the world that Canada is one of the safest places to travel. Today’s announcement is another step forward for travelling families, tourism workers and business owners, and the Canadian economy as a whole.”

The Honourable Randy Boissonnault
Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance

“Thanks to Canadians who are following health measures and getting vaccinated, we are continuing to ease border measures. However, travellers may still experience delays at the border while some health requirements remain in place. People should be prepared by making sure they have their passports, ArriveCAN receipts, and proof of vaccination ready when they cross into Canada.”

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino
Minister of Public Safety

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From: Public Health Agency of Canada