Now that it is difficult to enter Canada without vaccination, vaccination has become a prerequisite for entering Canada. Canada's entry regulations are also being tightened due to the continued coronavirus mutation, and travelers who re-enter Canada within 72 hours of departure from Canada do not have to undergo corona tests before entering the country. This exemption includes children under the age of 12 who are only eligible for Canadian citizenship, permanent residents, or travelers registered under Indian law, and those who are not vaccinated for health reasons. Therefore, travelers with work permits or study permits with other identities must complete the PCR test to enter Canada.
As of last month, the COVID-19 vaccine list was expanded and entry regulations were tightened on November 30. The vaccination list includes Sinopharm, Sinovac, and COVAXIN, which are emergency use lists designated by the WHO of the World Health Organization, and vaccinations must be completed except for a few exceptions to travel to and from Canada. However, until January 14, 2022, even those who belong to a specific exemption group can enter the country even if they are not vaccinated or the primary inoculator.
According to a recent announcement by the Canadian government, people over the age of 18 who have not completed vaccinations approved by the Canadian government, including international students, are not allowed to enter Canada from January 15, 2021. In addition, certain subjects who have been exempted will only be allowed to enter the country if they have been vaccinated approved by the Canadian government. The list excluded from the exemption includes those who enter the country for family reunions, international students aged 18 or older, professional and amateur athletes, individual work permit holders, and essential occupations.
From February 28, 2022, people over the age of 12 who have not completed the vaccination will not be allowed to take domestic flights or trains even in Canada. This provision applies to everyone except a few exceptions, so foreigners who have entered Canada as unvaccinated can board the plane without being vaccinated until February 28. If you are not willing to leave the country, please make a reservation for vaccination as soon as possible for a free trip.
In summary, for now (as of 12.15), it was possible to travel domestically and abroad in Canada by submitting the results of the COVID-19 test before, but from November 30, only those who have been vaccinated by the Canadian government can travel. There are some exceptions here, and the government has announced that they should contact the airline or railroad directly.
The Canadian government said the Canadian government's response to the COVID-19 epidemic will put people's health and safety first, and will continue to consider additional measures or mitigation to maintain safety according to changes in vaccination status, number of infected and hospitalization rates. The entry restrictions related to COVID-19 are expected to continue to change in the future, so if you have any immigration plans, please check the entry restrictions in advance and prepare for your trip.