Category: Canada

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

EU Recommends To Drop Pre-Travel COVID Testing For Entry

The European Union Council is recommending member states eliminate pre-departure COVID-19 testing and quarantine procedures for travellers who are fully vaccinated. From 1 March 2022, the European Council advised people who received vaccines authorised in the EU to be able to enter the EU without prior testing if they received the last dose of their…
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Singapore Allows Quarantine Free Travel

Visiting Singapore will soon be a relative breeze for many travellers who have been previously hindered by strict COVID-19 guidelines.  From 22 February, passengers arriving in Singapore will no longer need to take a PCR test or isolate on arrival. Instead, travellers will need to only take one supervised self-swab at an official testing centre…
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COVID-19: Which Countries Are Closed Again? Updated Restrictions Due to Omicron Variant and How to Bypass Them

The omicron variant (B.1.1.529) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first detected in South Africa on November 24, 2021. Since its discovery, countries around the world have closed their borders to citizens, travellers, or visitors from many African countries in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus.  Each country has its own set of rules…
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EU, Canada & the US Pause Air Travel to African Countries

All 27 EU member states agreed on 26 November to temporarily suspend travel from seven southern African nations over the outbreak of a new coronavirus variant, according to the Slovenian EU presidency. A committee of health experts “agreed on the need to activate the emergency brake and impose temporary restrictions on all travel into the…
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Canada Drops PCR Test Requirement for Short Trips, to Add New Accepted Vaccines

Good news for Canadian travellers who are planning short trips. All travellers entering Canada, regardless of vaccination status, have been required to present proof of a molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of crossing the land border or boarding a flight. Canada announced several new measures at the border that will begin to take…
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