Sunday, February 14, 2021

Stricter testing coming to Canada's borders

Canada will soon require COVID-19 tests before you arrive at a border, when you arrive, and near the end of the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

The economy has been hit hard by the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic. Air Canada says it lost $1.16 billion in the final three months of last year.


  1. There is certainly this: Stricter testing, quarantine for travellers arriving in Canada beginning Feb. 22. Good luck and stay safe.

  2. when can I go to Canada on vacation?

    1. Hopefully, when the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic is "finished," then you can go to Canada on vacation.

      Who can travel to Canada: Citizens, persons registered under Canada’s Indian Act, permanent residents, foreign nationals and refugees.

      New requirements for travel to Canada:
      As of February 15, 2021, travellers entering Canada by land must also provide proof of a valid COVID-19 molecular test result taken in the U.S. upon arrival at the border. Some travellers, like commercial truckers, will be exempt from these measures.

      To protect Canadians from the outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, Canada created travel restrictions that limit travel to Canada. Until further notice, most foreign nationals cannot travel to Canada, even if they have a valid visitor visa or electronic travel authorization (eTA).

      These restrictions stop most non-essential (discretionary) travel to Canada.

      More information is here:

  3. Thank you for the information. I would like to visit Calgary. I heard they have the largest board game store in the world.

    1. Thanks.I've never been to Calgary. It seems they do have "The Sentry Box" - The World's Largest Game Store. From the pictures, it looks like a pretty good game store. They have puzzles, games, cards and more. The selection is large.

  4. Health comes first. It is great to take COVID-19 tests before you arrive at a border. Immigration Consultants Singapore

    1. Health is certainly important. Singapore is interesting. It is officially the Republic of Singapore. It is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude (137 kilometers or 85 miles) north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Straits of Malacca to the west, the Riau Islands (Indonesia) to the south, and the South China Sea to the east. The country's territory is composed of 1 main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the second greatest population density in the world. The country has almost 5.7 million residents, 61% (3.4 million) of whom are Singaporean citizens. There are 4 official languages of Singapore: English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil.

      There are some Canadian border requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic:

      Some on-site COVID testing at Canada-U.S. land borders recently started to require swabs to be self-administered.

      Every person entering Canada, with limited exceptions, must quarantine for 14 days, starting on the day of arrival. Travellers entering country of Canada may seek approval for a limited release from mandatory quarantine for compassionate reasons.

      Foreign nationals wishing to enter Canada for compassionate reasons must also seek approval for an exemption to border restrictions.

      Canadian citizens, permanent residents and persons registered under the Indian Act may enter Canada by right and don’t need an exemption to border restrictions.

      Before your trip to Canada, you must receive advance approval for both the exemption to the border restrictions (for foreign nationals only) and a limited release from quarantine.