Canada expected to drop vaccine requirement for entry

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Canada, like the United States, requires foreign nationals to be vaccinated when entering the country.
Canada, like the United States, requires foreign nationals to be vaccinated when entering the country. Photo Credit: Lester Balajadia/Shutterstock

TORONTO (AP) -- Canada will likely drop the vaccine requirement for people who enter Canada by the end of September, an official familiar with the matter told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

Canada, like the United States, requires foreign nationals to be vaccinated when entering the country. It is not immediately known whether the U.S. will make a similar move by Sept. 30.

Unvaccinated travelers who are allowed to enter Canada are currently subject to mandatory arrival tests and a 14-day quarantine.

The official said that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to give final sign-off on it but that the government will likely be dropping the requirement as well as ending random Covid-19 testing at airports. Filling out information in the unpopular ArriveCan app will also no longer be required.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

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