From June 21, 2021, individuals holding a valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) can now travel to Canada, even if it was issued after March 18, 2020.
Canadian government has also relaxed other travel restriction from the above-mentioned date. Individuals who are vaccinated will be able to travel to Canada starting on July 5, 2021, with a condition of a 14-day quarantine, and without being subject to a hotel quarantine.
In addition to this, the Canadian government has extended the travel ban from India due to the delta variant strain of covid-19 but is allowing travelers from Pakistan to enter the country.
Who Can Travel To Canada After 21st June 2021?
Any traveler with a valid COPR document can travel to Canada from June 21, 2021. Any traveler who wishes to land and welcome their stay in Canada must have a valid COPR document. In case of an expired document, the subjected traveler will have to renew it before travelling.
A COPR is an official document that the Canadian government issues to those immigrants who have been approved to immigrate to Canada and become permanent residents. It also pertains that a holder has passed all the required criteria, paid their fees and passed health, security and criminality screenings.
It is stated that IRCC- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will be assisting with the re-issuance of expired COPRs to resolve this issue promptly. Detailed information on when and how to do this will be released in due time.
Can Travelers With Complete Vaccination Enter Canada?
Good news for completely vaccinated travellers as they can now travel to Canada without being subjected to the quarantine requirement by the authorities beginning July 5, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. They will not have to stay at a government-approved hotel, and they will also not be required to take a COVID-19 test on day-8. This also includes approved permanent residents with valid COPR documents that are not expired.
Travel is currently restricted to just four major airports in Canada: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.
In addition, all travelers to Canada will need to take a COVID-19 test before travelling to Canada, and upon arrival in Canada. Travelers can show a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours before arriving in Canada, or show a positive COVID-19 test administered between 14 and 90 days before travelling to Canada. Vaccinated travelers have to submit their COVID-19 related information on the Arrive CAN mobile app.
Travelers still need to be exempt from travel restrictions to be allowed into Canada. Those allowed into Canada include Canadians, permanent residents, valid COPR holders, some temporary workers and international students attending a designated learning institution with a COVID-19 readiness plan.
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