Original language of petition: English
The Government of Canada has implemented a multi-layered framework of travel and border measures to protect Canadians by preventing travel from being a source for the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.
Adjustments to Canada’s border measures are made possible by a number of factors, including Canada’s high vaccination rate, the increasing availability and use of rapid tests to detect infection, and the growing domestic availability of treatments for COVID-19. Testing measures required of Canadians upon returning have been informed by available data, operational considerations, scientific evidence and monitoring of the epidemiological situation across Canada. The testing regime allows the government to effectively further permit genetic sequencing and identify any potential variants of concern.
Recent data indicated that the latest wave of COVID-19 has passed its peak in Canada and the importation rate of disease at the border has also significantly reduced. This is why the Government of Canada re-evaluated and adapted its border measures.
As of April 1, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers arriving at land, air or marine ports of entry are no longer required to complete a pre-entry test for entry to Canada. They remain subject to mandatory randomized testing on-arrival to Canada.
As of April 25, 2022, partially vaccinated or unvaccinated children between the ages of 5 and 11 are no longer required to complete a pre-entry COVID-19 test for entry to Canada if they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or guardian, but will be subject to mandatory randomized testing on-arrival to Canada.
Unless otherwise exempt (such as unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated children aged 5-11 who are travelling with a fully vaccinated adult), travelers 5 years of age or older who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated must continue to test on arrival and on day 8, provide a quarantine plan, quarantine for 14 days, and provide proof of an accepted type of pre-entry COVID-19 test result:
Children who are less than 5 years old are not required to test, regardless of their vaccination status.
Any easing or modification of the current border restrictions in Canada is done based on the latest scientific evidence and in close consultation with our provincial, territorial and international partners, including industry stakeholders, with the top priority being the health and safety of Canadians.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||67|
|Prince Edward Island||74|