The Government of Canada has announced changes to its border measures effective from November 30, 2021. Fully vaccinated individuals with right of entry to Canada who depart and re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada will no longer be required to present a pre-entry molecular test. Also the list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of travel to Canada has been expanded to include Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN, matching the World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing. A valid COVID-19 molecular test will no longer be accepted as an alternative to vaccination unless travellers are eligible for one of the limited exemptions, such as a medical inability to be vaccinated.
After January 15, 2022, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated foreign nationals will only be allowed to enter Canada if they meet the criteria for limited exceptions, which apply to certain groups such as marine crew members. Exempt unvaccinated travellers will continue to be subject to testing, quarantine, and other entry requirements. Non-exempt unvaccinated or partially vaccinated foreign nationals will be prohibited entry into Canada.