Hugh: Federal Government Reportedly Plans to Drop Vaccine Border Requirements by End of September

Published on September 21st, 2022 @ 6:20 PM


If you’ve done any international travel since March 2020, you know that to cross the border, you’ve got to be properly documented. Being fully vaccinated and filling out the ArriveCan app have both been necessary since travel has been opened, but that may be coming to an end shortly. Multiple news sources are reporting that the Government of Canada will drop its vaccine requirements for those entering the country at the end of this month. A note from the federal government this past June said that border restrictions would remain in place at least until September 30th of this year. Now, it looks like those rules could be going away, at least for the time being. It’s currently unclear which vaccination-related rules will change, and whether the shift will be permanent, but a statement is expected in the coming days. The current indication is that the ArriveCan app will become optional for travelers, which is welcome news to many who point to the app as a reason for slowdowns at Canadian borders. It is currently not known whether or not the United States will mirror the Government of Canada’s changes to border vaccination policy, as all visitors to the USA must still be fully vaccinated to enter.




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