Canada Further Relaxes Travel Restrictions as of April 25

Beginning Monday, April 25, the federal government will relax travel restrictions. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged five to eleven will no longer require a COVID-19 test to enter Canada.

Beginning April 25 at 1 a.m., children in that age range accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or guardian will no longer be required to perform a pre-entry COVID-19 test, reports. Pre-entry testing will be necessary for partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travelers aged 12 and up who are currently eligible to travel to Canada.

The relaxation of guidelines comes two months after Ottawa removed the necessity for fully vaccinated travelers to undergo pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR testing. On Friday, more adjustments were announced:

— Travelers who are fully vaccinated will no longer be needed to produce a quarantine plan while entering the country.

— Fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada on or after April 25 will no longer be required to wear masks in public places, monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms, quarantine if another traveler in the same group develops signs or symptoms or tests positive to COVID-19, or keep a list of close contacts and places visited.

Some things have remained the same. All travelers must still use the ArriveCAN app to upload their travel and immunization information within 72 hours of arriving in Canada and/or before boarding an aircraft or cruise ship bound for the country. In addition, regardless of immunization status, all passengers must continue to wear a mask on planes and in airports.

Over 85% of Canadians over the age of 5 are fully immunized at this time.