Canada Has Lifted All COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
Effective October 1, 2022, the Government of Canada has removed all COVID-19 entry restrictions, including testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada.
In addition to the above, travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:
- Submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website.
- Provide proof of vaccination.
- Monitor and report signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrivial.
Transport Canada is also removing existing travel requirements. As of October 1, 2022, travellers will no longer be required to:
- Undergo health checks for travel on air and rail; or
- Wear masks on planes and trains.
Guidance for Canadians Travelling Internationally
The Government of Canada still encourages Canadians travelling abroad to practise enhanced health precautions. Click here to view Canada’s COVID-19 and International Travel notices.
Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines and Fall Boosters
In Nova Scotia, everyone aged 12 years and older who has completed their primary series will be eligible to receive a fall dose of COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of the number of booster doses already received, so long as the minimum number of days has passed since their last COVID-19 vaccine.
Health Canada approves Pfizer’s New Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine
Health Canada authorized a second bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster. This is an updated version of the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine, targeting the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, and is authorized for use as a booster dose in individuals 12 years of age and older. This vaccine will eventually be available in Nova Scotia.
Book Your Moderna Bivalent Vaccine Booster Today
Public Health recommends that people aged 18 years of age and older receive a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine for their fall dose rather than the original vaccine. Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is currently the only bivalent vaccine available.
Book Your Fall Booster: Click here to find an available appointment.