Canada will allow entry to travelers who have been fully vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac and Covaxin

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Ottawa: The Canadian government announced Friday that travelers who have been fully vaccinated with the Sinopharm, Sinovac and Covaxin vaccines will be able to enter Canada from November 30.

Canada is currently accepting only travelers who have received vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Also starting November 30, people who leave Canada by land or air for less than 72 hours will not have to provide evidence of a negative molecular test to re-enter the country.

This change applies only to Canadians, permanent residents and persons registered under India law, as well as those accompanying children under 12 years of age, and persons with medical contraindications to vaccination.

Additionally, from January 15, certain groups of travelers who are currently exempt from entry requirements will only be able to enter Canada if they have been fully vaccinated.

These groups include people traveling to be reunited with their families, international students, professional and amateur athletes, people with valid work permits, and other essential service workers, including truck drivers.

“With more Canadians vaccinated every day, we can move cautiously towards a more open economy and society at the borders,” Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said. At the same time we cannot lower our guard.”

So far, the country has reported a total of 1,762,434 cases of COVID-19 with 29,481 deaths, according to the Canadian government. (Xinhwa)

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