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EXEO Attorneys | December: Immigration U.S. & Canada

This week’s special newsletter provides an overview of notable changes in Canadian immigration including all measures directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the most important news since the beginning of the pandemic and travel restrictions as of December 1st, 2021.

Molecular testing will be required upon arrival in Canada by air

International travellers (excluding the USA) entering Canada by air will be required to undergo a molecular screening test upon arrival – including vaccinated travellers.

Travellers should then be quarantined at home or at a location of their choice while awaiting the test results.

As a reminder, the 72-hour PCR test is still required for entry into Canada for all travellers regardless of vaccination status.

Entry into Canada for non-vaccinated travellers remains unchanged. The fourteen (14) day quarantine is still applicable as well as another screening test on the eighth day of the quarantine.

Canada prohibits entry to its territory to travelers from certain countries where the situation of the OMICRON variant is deemed to be of concern.

Canada now prohibits entry to travelers who have transited through any of the following 10 countries in the past 14 days: Nigeria, Malawi, Egypt, South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Namibia.

The authorities are concerned with the progress of the OMICRON variant. Conditions for entry into Canada could change rapidly.

Compliments of EXEO Attorneys – a member of the EACCNY.