Canada To Accept Pre-arrival RATs for Travellers from Feb 28

Travelling to Canada soon? If yes, then here’s some good news for you. Starting 28th February, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers will have an option to either provide a negative PCR test result or COVID-19 rapid antigen test result. 

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The molecular test report should not be older than 72 hours. While the RAT test should be taken a day prior to their scheduled flight or arrival at the land border/marine port. 

Currently, Canada is only accepting a negative report of a molecular test taken within 72 hours of arrival, irrespective of their vaccination status. This rule will be dropped from 28th February wherein a negative Rapid Antigen Test result will suffice to meet the pre-entry requirements. 

However, fully vaccinated travellers can still be randomly selected for COVID-19 testing on arrival. But under new rules, these people will not be required to quarantine themselves till the results are out.

Also, children under 12 years travelling with fully vaccinated parents will be exempt from quarantine. They don’t need to wait 14 days before attending school, camp or daycare. 

Unvaccinated travellers will continue to be required to test on arrival, quarantine for 14 days and take a retest on the eighth day. 

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Check out our COVID guidelines page to know the travel rules for various countries. 

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