Travelers to Canada who arrive at Pearson Airport in Mississauga must still wear masks for 14 days


Published April 20, 2022 at 4:53 pm

Although COVID-19 public health restrictions have been greatly scaled back across the country, incoming travelers to Canada at Pearson Airport in Mississauga and other locations must still wear a mask for 14 days upon arrival.

That’s the word from Ottawa, where the federal government notes its current rules state that travelers entering the country, including children aged five and older, must continue to wear a “well-constructed and well-fitting mask” for a two-week period when in public indoor and outdoor spaces.

Those same people must also keep a list of close contacts and locations visited, as well as copies of their proof of vaccination, according to a government website listing requirements for vaccinated travelers.

Health Canada says all travelers entering Canada must follow these rules in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 and variants.

Travelers from abroad who, once in Canada, show signs and symptoms of the virus, or who receive a positive COVID-19 test result, are required to report it immediately to the Public Health Agency of Canada and isolate for 10 days.

Canadian public health officials work with the RCMP, as well as other police agencies, to ensure travelers comply with the rules.

As of April 1, Ottawa loosened testing requirements for international travel. However, passengers are still subject to random PCR testing at Pearson and other airports.


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