Canada has now ended its COVID-19 travel restrictions and mask mandates

OTTAWA — As of this morning, travelers to Canada no longer need to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 — and wearing a mask on planes and trains is now optional, although it is still recommended.

OTTAWA — As of this morning, travelers to Canada no longer need to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 — and wearing a mask on planes and trains is now optional, although it is still recommended.

People entering the country are no longer subject to mandatory random testing for the virus, and those who are not vaccinated will not need to self-isolate upon arrival.

Anyone who has entered Canada in the past two weeks and been subject to quarantine or testing is off the hook as of today.

And inbound travelers no longer need to complete the controversial ArriveCan app, although they can still use it to complete their customs declarations at some airports.

Federal ministers announced the end of public health restrictions related to COVID-19 earlier this week, saying the latest wave of the disease has largely passed and travel-related cases are not having a major impact.

But Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos warned restrictions could be reinstated if necessary.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 1, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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