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Fully jabbed travellers can now enter Canada without an arrival Covid test

This weekend, Canada took the next big step in its #ArrivalRevival, as it dropped its pre-departure testing requirement, meaning fully vaccinated travellers arriving in Canada can now travel freely, without the need to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

This weekend, Canada took the next big step in its #ArrivalRevival, as it dropped its pre-departure testing requirement, meaning fully vaccinated travellers arriving in Canada can now travel freely, without the need to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

Canada has now officially lifted the pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirement at the border for fully vaccinated travellers, marking a massive milestone for pandemic-era travel in the region.

Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated visitors entering Canada must still submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

All visitors to Canada must still enter their information into the ArriveCAN app, which is the Canadian government’s visitor information portal.

These details, which must be submitted within 72 hours of arrival, include:

  • contact information
  • travel details
  • vaccination information, including which vaccine(s) received, including manufacturer, country received, date received, and upload proof of vaccination.

On arrival in Canada, you still might be chosen at random for a test, even if a border services officer confirms that you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.

However, the good news is that you won’t have to report your results through ArriveCAN or be required to quarantine while you wait for your results.

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The Canadian Horseshoe Falls (709m) with Maid of the Mist tourist boat at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Last month Air Canada announced that it will be expanding its South Pacific flight schedule.

The updated frequency includes:

  • Sydney-Vancouver flights ramp up to daily beginning in early May
  • Brisbane-Vancouver flights resume Jul. 3, four times weekly
  • Auckland-Vancouver flights resume Nov. 12, three times weekly

Air Canada General Manager Australia and New Zealand Vic Naughton said the new services will further establish Vancouver as the most friendly and convenient year-round gateway to North America for business and leisure travellers.

“Our new services not only provide more direct links to Canada, they also open up one of the fastest ways for Australians and Kiwis to reach New York and other key US cities,” said Naughton.

For more information, visit aircanada.com