Canada’s latest travel rules update includes changes to requirements for Covid tests in February, including the removal of PCR tests for vaccinated travelers full in UK
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Canada Travel restrictions are set to ease that a bit further for Double Brits, with PCR testing requirements set to be phased out later this month.
Currently fully vaccinated Britons can visit Canada provided they also have proof of a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of arrival.
Now, the Canadian government has confirmed that from February 28, antigen tests will also be accepted for double stab cases as long as it is done one day before travel.
It can help reduce travel costs for vacationers, as antigen testing tends to be significantly cheaper than PCR testing, although it should be noted that the test must be done in a laboratory and cannot be done at home.
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Those entering may be subject to screening upon entry into Canada, but the country is also loosening regulations so that they do not need to be quarantined pending results.
Meanwhile, children under 12 years old accompanied by fully vaccinated adults continue to be exempt from quarantine.
Unvaccinated travelers who are not Canadian citizens will not be able to enter the country unless they meet specific exemptions.
In recent weeks, several countries have relaxed their travel rules, including removed Covid tests for double Brits including France, Portugal, Greece and Tunisia.
Meanwhile, Australia has revealed its plans welcome back tourists at the end of this month At the end of this month, it will be the first time UK holidaymakers will be able to visit Australia since March 2020. Britons will need to be fully vaccinated to visit.
New Zealand is also preparing to start welcoming tourists back with phased reopening of its borders in 2022.
The fourth step, expected to take place “no later than July”, will be the step that applies to the majority of Britons as it will reopen borders to tourists and business travelers, who would normally be able to enter. Enter New Zealand without a visa.
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The UK return rules have also changed this month, including Covid tests being phased out for fully vaccinated arrivals and ending self-isolation requirements for unvaccinated travelers (although the latter still need take two Covid tests – one before departure and one after arrival).
After the recent wave of travel rule changes, travel agencies have seen Vacation bookings skyrocketed especially with countries like Spain, Portugal and Greece.
Travel restrictions can change quickly during a pandemic. Always check the Foreign Office Latest Canada travel advice before booking or traveling.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/usa-canada/canada-travel-restrictions-ease-vaccinated-26242922 Canada restricts travel to make it easier for Britons to get vaccinations including PCR testing