The changes, expected in early July, would mean eligible travellers who are fully vaccinated—including Canadian citizens, permanent residents, temporary foreign workers and students—no longer need to stay in a Government Authorized Accommodation, commonly referred to as quarantine hotels.
Instead, these travellers would be tested upon arrival and permitted to travel to their place of quarantine pending confirmation of a negative arrival test, at which time they will be released from quarantine. Any traveller who tests positive would be subjected to the 14-day quarantine and follow public health advice. These travellers would still need to show a negative PCR test prior to departing to Canada.
Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they have had all required doses of their vaccine, for a “full dose”, and it has been 14 days since their final dose.
The ArriveCAN app will be updated to allow fully vaccinated travellers to upload proof of their vaccination certificate, which will be verified to ensure authenticity.
For more information on the changes to travel restrictions, visit the federal government’s website.