Goodbye to COVID tests to enter Canada

Starting April 1 Canada will no longer ask travelers for COVID tests to enter its territory
Starting April 1 Canada will no longer ask travelers for COVID tests to enter its territory

Starting April 1, Canada will no longer require travelers who are vaccinated to show proof of  – 19 to enter the country.

A high-ranking government official confirmed the change on March 15. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly comment on the matter prior to the official announcement.

Last month, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos announced that travelers arriving in Canada could take a rapid antigen test at the border as an alternative to a more expensive molecular test.

The United States still requires travelers to show a negative COVID-19 test to enter the country.

Britain lifts COVID-19 travel restrictions

The British government reported on March 13 that all measures still in place for travelers in relation to the coronavirus, such as passenger locator forms and the requirement that unvaccinated people undergo a diagnostic test before and after upon arrival, will end this Friday to facilitate the Easter school holidays.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the changes will mean people “will be able to travel like the good old days.”

Travel details, UK accommodation address and vaccination status must be specified on the passenger locator forms.

This announcement comes as coronavirus infections are rising for the first time since late January in all four UK regions: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is also on the rise. Scientists say that much of the new infections in England are due to a more transmissible sub-variant of the omicron variant.

“We will continue to monitor and track possible new variants, and we will maintain a stockpile of measures that can be rapidly deployed if necessary to keep us safe,” Health Secretary Sajid Javid said.

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