Here’s what you need to know about Canada’s current travel regulations

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Published July 5, 2021 at 10:50 am

As of Monday (July 5), Canadian travellers who have been fully immunized for at least 14 days will be allowed to forego the quarantine requirements upon reentering the country.

Those who upload a copy of their vaccine certificates to the ArriveCAN app will be permitted to bypass mandatory hotel quarantine when they return to Canada.

As a result, many Canadians are eagerly planning their next vacation for as soon as they’re eligible.

However, Orion Travel Insurance is advising would-be travellers about what they should still be aware of if they do plan on leaving Canada—including the fact a Level 3 Global Affairs travel advisory remains in effect.

A Level 3 travel advisory strongly encourages Canadians to refrain from all non-essential travel, as well as taking specific precautions when visiting other countries.

Additionally, would-be travellers are advised that standards will vary by destination, and not all services or businesses may be open, or offer full services.

Because of this, Canadians are advised to ensure their accommodations are taken care of before they depart.

“Entry requirements can vary by destination whether it be a different province, state or country. Travellers need to monitor those requirements closely and be prepared to carry additional documentation like proof of vaccination, and proof of valid COVID travel insurance,” Kellee Irwin, vice president of Orion Travel Insurance, said in a news release.

“Many Canadians are excited to resume travelling, however a government advisory to avoid non-essential travel remains in place, and Canadians need to take the necessary precautions to ensure they protect themselves before embarking on their vacation,” she continued.

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