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Canada extends its vaccine mandate until June 30, 2022

U.S. drivers going to Canada still need COVID vaccinations

Posted June 2, 2022

Canada has extended its COVID vaccine mandate until at least June 30, 2022. The requirement first went into effect on January 15.

The mandate requires U.S.-based drivers to be fully vaccinated with before entering Canada. Fully vaccinated means at least a full 14 days have passed since the second dose of the two-dose vaccines or since the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

U.S -based drivers entering Canada must also use the ArriveCAN app or website to enter vaccination status up to 72 hours prior to arrival. Using the ArriveCAN app or website to provide health status information has been a requirement since late November 2021.

Canadian border services officers also randomly select individuals to complete a mandatory arrival test. Those who are selected will receive a self-swab kit to complete within 24 hours of entering Canada.

Canadian citizen drivers returning to Canada

Unvaccinated Canadian citizens operating into the United States and returning to Canada are legally allowed to re-enter Canada. However, these drivers will be subject to pre-entry, arrival, Day-8 testing, ArriveCAN, and quarantine requirements.

This article was written by Jen Loomis of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

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