Canada to Lift Pre-Departure Testing Requirement

Canada as of April 1 will lift its pre-departure Covid-19 testing requirement for fully vaccinated travelers entering the country, the Canadian government announced Thursday. The requirement is lifted for entries via air, land or water.

Prior to April 1, vaccinated travelers still will need a valid pre-entry Covid test.

Further, despite the lifting of pre-departure testing, travelers arriving in Canada from any country who qualify as fully vaccinated still may need to take a Covid-19 molecular test on arrival if selected for mandatory random testing, according to the government. Those travelers selected for random testing are not required to quarantine while awaiting their test result.

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