Canada is all ready to ease entry curbs for international passengers from Monday, the Public Health Agency of Canada declared on July 3. This drive is laid to benefit Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their kin, international students and some temporary workers who have authentic work permits.
Here’s more about the new guidelines issued by Canada:
1. Canada will be easing travel limitations only for citizens and permanent residents from Monday.
2. All travellers will have to segregate at a government-authorised hotel for three days while awaiting the result of their Covid-19 probe done on arrival.
3. Quarantine is not needed for individuals who are fully inoculated with any of the vaccines approved by Canada. The country has so far endorsed the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Covishield, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. “Fully immunized travellers permitted to enter Canada may be exempted from federal isolation and day 8 testing starting July 5. Only vaccines granted by the Government of Canada will be accepted,” Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada tweeted on July 3.
4. Direct carriers from India are barred till July 21 until further notice. Those travelling to Canada via connecting planes will have to offer negative Covid test results, which has to be performed at the final point of departure before entering Canada.
5. Canada has not endorsed of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin or Russia’s Sputnik V. An American company which is scheduled to produce Covaxin in North America has started formal talks with Canada for authorization of the antibody but there has been no breakthrough so far
6. Those who are travelling without being immunised or have been jabbed by an antibody that is yet to be sanctioned in the country will have to segregate at a hotel for three days, take a second test on the eighth day of their arrival, and complete 14-days in self-quarantine.