In the wake of the epidemic it caused COVID-19 Several countries around the world have completely closed their borders, preventing entry to tourists and international travelers May exacerbate the spread virus. Canada It was no exception and still maintains strong hygiene protocols for all types of visitors… until now.
Because of the drop in new cases COVID-19 In recent weeks and as vaccination progresses in the country, Canadian authorities have announced an easing of travel restrictions, as a first step towards reopening its borders.
If you are interested in visiting Canada or migrate in search of work, here we tell you about changes to their border regulations.
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What changes will be made to the travel restrictions?
Through a press release, the Public Health Agency in Canada In detail what will be the first changes in restrictions imposed on travelers national and international; These settings will indicate the beginning of reopening Caution and gradual the border.
As of July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., visitors are fully vaccinated Entering the country will not be subject to federal requirements to be quarantined for two weeks or to be tested COVID-19 Eight days after your arrival. They will not necessarily have to stay in a government-licensed hotel Canada.
Who is allowed to enter Canada?
According to the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship in Canada (IRCC), allowed being able to On the national territory are: Canadian citizens, Canadian citizens with dual or multiple citizenships, permanent residents of Canada, persons registered under the Indian Community Act in Canada and refugees.
regarding foreign visitorsAcceptance is approved for those who are direct relatives of the persons mentioned in the preceding paragraph, including spouses, common-law partners, dependent children, parents, stepfathers, in-laws, guardians or trustees; Or they are the extended family of the concerned citizen. In either case, the minimum stay within the country is 15 days.
The Canadian Public Health Agency It also grants special permissions on humanitarian grounds; For example, to be present at the last moments of a loved one, to provide support to a critically ill person, to provide medical care for a family member or to attend a funeral.
Also eligible are temporary workers with relevant permits, emergency service providers, students with healthcare professionals, medical delivery people, installation, repair or maintenance technicians, farmers, members of the Navy or Air Force, international students from an institution approved by Canadian authorities, and participants in sporting events. International.
If you do not enter any of these categories, you will be denied entry for the country until Restrictions on Tourists or others Non-essential travelers.
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Who are the people considered “totally immune”?
Travelers listed above will only be considered “fully immune” if they have already received doses of one or a combination of vaccines. accepted by the government Canada, like the ones he developed PfizerAnd the modernAnd the AstraZeneca s Johnson & Johnson.
Likewise, the vaccine should be applied at least 14 days before your arrival to Canada. It is important that eligible persons provide proof of vaccination In English or French or accompanied by a certified translation.
This document must be submitted through the ArriveCAN application, along with other information such as the date of vaccination, the country in which the vaccine was given, and the name of the vaccine. day يوم Travel You must bring a hard copy of this receipt.
What is required to enter the country?
Apart from proof of vaccination, an electronic travel authorization is required (eTA); This is an entry requirement for Mexican citizens that fly to Canada For short periods of six months or less.
Even if they are already vaccinated, travelers They will have to test them COVID-19 in 72 hours before Flight Upon arriving at وصول Canada.
In this way, the country’s public health experts will track positive cases at the border, detect variables of concern and put in place the necessary restrictions so that the virus does not spread, according to the Canadian government.
Even if the visitors She does not show symptoms related to the disease, it is necessary to prepare a quarantine plan and presented to the corresponding government institutions.
Those who do not comply with these measures will violate the quarantine law, qualifying themselves for a penalty of six months in prison and/or a fine of 750,000 Canadian dollars, equivalent to 12 million 112 thousand and 177 Mexican pesos, warns the Embassy of Mexico in Canada.
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What if I am not vaccinated?
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers are not eligible for exemption from being quarantined in a hotel authorized by the authorities, and will have to be tested for Covid-19. One week after reaching CanadaIRCC reported.
Keep these requirements in mind before boarding a flight to Canada; Otherwise, they can keep you isolated for 14 days or just send you home.
Stay tuned for the official pages of the government Canada Or the Mexican Embassy in Canada To learn about the following changes in travel restrictions.