On Thursday, March 17, Canada’s Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos announced the country would no longer require fully vaccinated travelers to show a negative Covid-19 test to enter the country.

The new ruling will come into effect April 1 at 12:01 AM EDT, and tourists will not need a booster shot to be considered fully vaccinated.

In recent months, Canada’s Covid positive cases have settled after an Omciron-driven surge, recording only 35,000 new cases in the past week, far less than the record high weekly count of 268,181 recorded in January.

Unvaccinated, or not fully vaccinated, travelers are only allowed entry under certain circumstances. They’ll also need to test before and after arrival and quarantine for 14 days. 

Vaccinated travelers now only need to take a post-arrival test if they are selected through Canada’s random testing surveillance program, and will not need to quarantine while awaiting test results. 

For those looking for a getaway to Vancouver, Toronto, Quebec or any other of Canada’s beautiful destinations, Flightline is here to get you and your party to your flight safely and on time.