Canada has lifted all COVID-related border requirements, including proof of vaccination, undergoing quarantine or isolation, and airline and train mask mandate for all travelers entering Canada starting October 1, 2022.
The Canadian Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, made the announcement on Monday.
“We are announcing that the government of Canada will not renew the Order in Council that expires on September 30th and will therefore remove all Covid 19 border requirements for all travelers entering Canada. This includes the removal of all federal testing, quarantine and isolation requirements, as well as the mandatory submission of health information in ArriveCAN,” said Duclos during the press conference.
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NOW – Canada lifts all COVID border requirements for travelers and suspends mask mandate for planes and trains. pic.twitter.com/7hYO2suCol
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) September 26, 2022
Effective October 1, 2022, all travelers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:
- submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;
- provide proof of vaccination;
- undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;
- carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;
- monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving in Canada.
Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements. As of October 1, 2022, travelers will no longer be required to:
- undergo health checks for travel on air and rail; or
- wear masks on planes and trains.
“Cruise measures are also being lifted, and travelers will no longer be required to have pre-board tests, be vaccinated, or use ArriveCAN. A set of guidelines will remain to protect passengers and crew, which will align with the approach used in the United States,” according to the news release.
Jean-Yves Duclos said in a tweet that the removal of border measures was due to Canada’s high vaccination rate and other factors.
Thanks in large part to Canadians who rolled up their sleeves to get vaccinated, and our dedicated public health and frontline workers, we have reached the point where we can safely remove the measures put in place to manage COVID-19 and its variants at our borders. pic.twitter.com/PWPx82bPO2
— Jean-Yves Duclos (@jyduclos) September 26, 2022
The Gateway Pundit previously reported that a recent report prepared for the Liberal Party of Canada in June concluded that the Covid-19 vaccines are not 100% effective in preventing infection and hospitalization even with booster shots. The researcher were opposed to the continuation of mass vaccination campaigns, mandates, passport requirements, and travel restrictions for people of all ages.
Do the COVID-19 vaccines prevent infection and hospitalization?
- Full vaccination does not prevent infection and hospitalization. Even full vaccination with a booster does not prevent infection or hospitalization.
What are the trends in vaccinated and unvaccinated cases in the hospitals?
- In-mid April 2021, when less than 3% of Canadians were fully vaccinated, most of the cases in hospital were unvaccinated. In mid-January 2022, when 77% of Canadians were fully vaccinated, there were more vaccinated cases in hospital than unvaccinated cases.
Are there more vaccinated or unvaccinated cases in the ICU and hospitals at present (June 3, 2022)?
- There are 6 times more cases that are vaccinated versus unvaccinated currently in ICU and 5 times more vaccinated cases that are in the hospital compared to unvaccinated cases.