Fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents will no longer have to stay in government-designated quarantine hotels.
Fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents will no longer have to stay in government-designated quarantine hotels when they return from abroad, according to CTV on Wednesday.
However, they will have to take a COVID-19 test upon arriving in Canada and will have to isolate until that test result comes back negative. The new changes will come into effect in July. With increasing Canadians becoming fully vaccinated, the Canadian government is under pressure to decide how and when the restrictions could change for a normal life.
On Tuesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said changes are coming to Canada's border measures for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Non-essential international travel restrictions and mandatory 14-day isolation periods for returning Canadian travelers have been in place since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out last year. Canada's national-level data show a continued downward trend in disease activity, with an average of 1,796 cases reported daily from June 1 to June 7, down 32 percent compared to the week prior, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
As of Wednesday morning, the country reported 589 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total to 1,395,999, including 25,832 deaths.