Feds Announce Changes to Pre-Entry Requirements for Travellers; Confirm Passengers Can Travel Across the Border via Truck


The Government of Canada recently announced that effective April 1, 2022 at 12:01 AM EDT, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. For partially or unvaccinated travellers who are currently allowed to travel to Canada, pre-entry testing requirements are not changing.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has also confirmed with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), that passengers/spouses are allowed to travel across the border in a commercial vehicle, as long as they meet all admissibility requirements for entry to Canada effective April 1, 2022.

All travellers continue to be required to submit their mandatory information in ArriveCAN before their arrival in Canada. Travellers who arrive without completing their ArriveCAN submission may have to test on arrival and quarantine for 14 days, regardless of their vaccination status. Travellers taking a cruise, or a plane must submit their information in ArriveCAN within 72 hours before boarding.

CTA is not aware of any discussions regarding removing the ArriveCAN requirement, or the bilateral border vaccination mandate at this time, but will update members as more information becomes available.

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