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Canadian government to end 14-day quarantine period for fully vaccinated travellers this July

Canadian government to end 14-day quarantine period for fully vaccinated travellers this July
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Canadian officials are looking into ending the mandatory 14-day quarantine for fully vaccinated Canadian travellers as soon as this July.

In a recent statement made by Health Minister Patty Hajdu, Canada’s COVID-19 daily case numbers have been the lowest they’ve been since fall 2020. With 55 million COVID-19 vaccines expected to arrive in Canada by the end of July, officials are optimistic that the loosening of restrictions at the Canadian border can begin to unravel. 

Hajdu made it clear that final details are yet to be confirmed, however this is one of the many small steps in allowing Canadians to travel again after a full year of having to make sacrifices in canceling important travel plans.

What we know for now is those that have been fully vaccinated with one of the Canadian authorized vaccines like Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson (although we have not administered any J&J shots in the country as of yet) will be allowed to skip the 14-day quarantine period, so long as they test negative for COVID-19.

All of this of course depends on any concerning fluctuations in new case counts and vaccination rates, as well as pending consultations with provinces and territories.

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