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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

From today, travelers vaccinated with Covaxin will be allowed to enter Canada

travelers vaccinated with Covaxin

Key Takeaways:

  • “Fully vaccinated individuals with a right of entry to Canada who departs also re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada.
  • They will not be required to present a pre-entry molecular test,” according to the government statement.

From Tuesday, people who have been immunized with Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) will be allowed entry into Canada. On November 19, the Hyderabad-based company’s vaccine received approval.

“Vaccination will be required for all domestic and international travel beginning November 30.” According to a government statement, a valid Covid-19 molecular test will no longer be accepted as an alternative to vaccination unless travelers qualify for one of the limited exemptions, such as a medical inability to be vaccinated.

According to the government, “fully vaccinated individuals with the right of entry to Canada who depart and re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada will not be required to present a pre-entry molecular test.”

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According to the statement, the exemption applies only to trips that begin in Canada and are completed by fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or individuals registered under the Indian Act who depart and re-enter by land or air and can demonstrate that they have been away from Canada for less than 72 hours.

According to the Canadian government, individuals must have received at least two doses of a government-accepted vaccine or a combination of two accepted vaccines, or at least one dose of the Johnson &Johnson vaccine, to qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler in the country.

Aside from Bharat Biotech, China’s Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines against Covid-19 have also been approved by Canada. So sure, travelers who are currently exempt from entry requirements will be allowed to enter Canada only if they are vaccinated with the approved vaccines beginning January 15, 2019, according to the statement.

International students aged 18 and up, people reuniting with their families, professional and amateur athletes, people with valid work permits, including temporary foreign workers and essential service workers, are all examples of such travelers, according to the statement.

Source: Hindustantimes news

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