Canada starts to loosen restrictions for some travellers

Double-dosed can skip the quarantine and hotel-stay

The shackles start to come off for some Canadian travellers today.

After 16 months of rigid restrictions, the rules are being loosened for a specific few.

Fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents – those who have had a full course of COVID vaccine – can skip the 14-day quarantine. They also will not have to spend their first three days back in Canada in a government-approved quarantine hotel.

There are some requirements, however.

Travellers have to use the ArriveCAN app or web portal prior to departure to log their vaccination details, as well as the results of a negative COVID-19 test that’s less than three days old.

And, anyone who arrived before Monday is still required to spend a full two weeks in quarantine upon arrival.

The ArriveCAN portal can be accessed either via the Apple or Android app or online via the federal government’s website at canada.ca.

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