Canada may relax quarantine rule for exempt travellers by early July

Canada may remove quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated Canadians and exempt travellers by early July.

Fully vaccinated Canadians, permanent residents can soon skip quarantine requirements such as the 14-day hotel stay.

Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the government is looking to ease restrictions in stages, starting early July.

This relaxation of the rules applies only to Canadian citizens and exempt travellers who have obtained both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada like AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson.

These relaxations will not apply to tourists.

People will still be required to get an RTPCR test done on arrival and quarantine at home instead of hotel stay till they get their test result. If the test result is negative, the quarantine will end.

Currently, exempt travellers arriving at land borders must take the COVID-19 test when they enter the country and again during their 14-day quarantine.

Travel restrictions have been in place in Canada since March 2020. The 14 day isolation period is in force since February 2021.

Depending on the case count, Canada may ease travel restrictions in the coming months.