November 19th 2021, the Canadian government announced that it would adjust the quarantine measures for Canada’s entry. Starting from November 30, 2021, Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have been vaccinated throughout the coronavirus are not required to show nucleic acid test results when re-entering the country within 72 hours after departure.
In addition, from November 30, 2021, Canada has expanded its approved list of coronavirus vaccines to include Sinopharm Group and other Chinese vaccines. Passengers who require entering Canada will be deemed to have completed vaccination as long as they are vaccinated throughout the whole process.
The Canadian government also announced that from January 15, 2022, people currently exempted from entry requirements must be vaccinated from the approved list throughout the process before entering Canada. These groups include individuals over the age of 18 who travel to reunite with their families, international students over the age of 18, professional and amateur athletes, individuals with valid work permits, etc.
In addition, vaccination is required for both within Canada and outbound travel from November 30. Coronavirus nucleic acid test results will no longer be recognized as an alternative to vaccination unless the traveler meets one of the limited exemption conditions, such as medical inability to be vaccinated.