It’s a great day to be fully vaccinated! It was just officially announced on June 9 that fully vaccinated Canadian residents and permanent residence holders will be exempt from the mandatory hotel and 14-day quarantine.
The news was announced following a press conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who confirmed that border restrictions would start easing for fully-vaxxed Canadians.
“I think we all understand that we want to get back to normal, we want to start travelling again, but … easing of restrictions will be focused on Canadians who are fully vaccinated,” Trudeau said on Tuesday.
BREAKING— Nahayat Tizhoosh (@NahayatT) June 9, 2021
Ottawa to announce today that fully vaccinated Canadians returning from overseas by air will no longer have to undergo mandatory hotel quarantine.
Measure to come into force in coming weeks.https://t.co/tBGplrvLHP
Currently, travellers arriving in Canada are required to reserve a government-authorized hotel for three nights and stay at the hotel while awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test done that’s upon arrival. Should they test positive, they must stay in the hotel or another government-mandated facility for 14 days and if negative, they’re free to continue the remainder of the 14-day quarantine at home.
The hotel quarantine was introduced back in February and it was definitely met with its share of pushback. First, it was incredibly challenging to book yourself a room, and then it was reported that some folks even contracted COVID-19 while they were guests.
While this is certainly exciting news for those who are itching to fulfill their wanderlust goals, keep in mind that the government is hoping to make the changes by early July but no official date has been set yet. Stay tuned for more!
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