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Canada fully reopens borders to foreign tourists from October 1

Foreigners traveling by air and rail, as well as passengers on cruise ships, will no longer need to show valid vaccination certificates or be tested before boarding. This was announced by officials of the country at a Monday press conference.

Canadian authorities are completely lifting restrictions related to COVID-19. So, from October 1, tourists no longer need to show evidence of vaccination, test results, and certificates of recovery. ArriveCan’s dedicated contact tracing app is also a thing of the past.

“We have maintained from the outset that the emergency measures we have put in place at our borders, on planes, trains, and cruises, were temporary and that we will adjust them as the situation changes. Today, we are doing just that,” said Canadian Transport Minister Omar Algabra.

Travelers will also no longer need to wear masks on planes and trains.

Algabra also confirmed that cruise ship passengers can also not think about vaccination certificates and testing – everyone will be allowed on board.

At the same time, the website of the Government of Canada notes that the country “will remain a set of guidelines for the protection of passengers and crew, similar to that used in the United States.”

Currently, all tourists in Canada must be fully vaccinated. In April, authorities removed pre-testing of vaccinated guests and then added unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children aged 5 to 11 to the list.

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