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CANADA: Pre entry testing requirements no longer needed for fully vaccinated travellers

Effective April 1, 2022 at 12:01 AM EDT, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. Fully vaccinated travellers seeking to arrive in Canada before April 1, 2022, must still have a valid pre-entry test.
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USA: Issues latest travel advisory updates

The US Department of State updated several of its travel advisories yesterday 1 March with 20 countries’ advisories changed based on the risk level of COVID-19 presence in those areas. Ghana, Lesotho, Liberia, Montserrat, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Togo moved to Level 2: Moderate Risk. Comoros, Cote D’Ivoire, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, and Uganda were designated Level 3: High Risk. Anguilla, Belarus, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Mali, Russia, Saba, and Vietnam were listed under Level 4: Very High Risk
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CANADA: Eases travel requirements as COVID cases decline

Canada will ease entry for fully vaccinated international travelers starting on Feb. 28 as COVID-19 cases decline, allowing a rapid antigen test for travelers instead of a molecular one, officials said on Tuesday.
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UNITED STATES: Covid tests the govt. are sending NOT meant for travel

At home tests for travel must be proctored. That means the traveler must perform the test during a live telehealth video call with an authorized technician supervising the procedure in real time. The free rapid tests the government is distributing are not the type that are proctored.
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CANADA: Reintroduces PCR test for travel abroad

The federal government is reintroducing the requirement for a pre-arrival negative PCR COVID-19 test for all travellers leaving Canada regardless of trip duration.
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SOUTH AFRICA / CANADA: Canadians can return home from SA

Canada announced on Saturday (December 4) that it would allow Canadians to return home from South Africa if they had a negative molecular test taken within two days of departure, and leave on flights transiting through Frankfurt on or before December 13.
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UNITED STATES: Tightening travel rules to and within the U.S.

The United States is tightening travel rules to and within the U.S., requiring all in-bound international passengers to test for Covid within 24 hours of departure. It’s also extending its mask requirement on all domestic flights and public transportation through March 18.
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CANADA: Reinstates foreign air travel testing

Canada is imposing new testing requirements on all air travellers coming from outside of Canada with the exception of the U.S., due to concerns over the Omicron variant. Air Travellers will be tested on arrival and self-isolate until they get their results.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Countries further restrict SA travellers

Various countries, as listed below, have issued new travel restrictions on traffic originating from Southern African countries, including South Africa, due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 (these may include but are not limited to quarantine upon arrival, additional testing, vaccination requirements or a complete travel ban). The affected countries currently are listed as the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Singapore, the Czech Republic, Mauritius, Seychelles, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Croatia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Belgium, France, Spain, Malta, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Guatemala, Cyprus, Canada, the US, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Denmark, Egypt, India, Japan, the Maldives, Morocco, Qatar, Thailand, Pakistan, Israel, New Zealand, Angola. The situation is extremely fluid and changing constantly. Travel into a great number of the countries that imposed a travel ban or travel halt, is restricted to travel being allowed for citizens and permanent residents, with limited exemptions being allowed.
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HAWAII: Hawaii eases state restrictions

Hawaii Governor David Ige, announced on 24 November, the lifting of many pandemic restrictions from 1 December, allowing meetings, conventions, and weddings. Unvaccinated travellers entering the country must still be tested, and the indoor mask mandate remains.
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CANADA: fully vaccinated citizens won’t need molecular test for COVID-19

Starting November 30, 2021, Canadians or individuals who have right of entry, qualify as fully vaccinated travellers and who re-enter Canada within 72 hours of leaving, won’t have to provide a pre-entry molecular test result.
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UNITED STATES: Will open borders for fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico

Starting early November, US borders will be open for travelers from Mexico and Canada who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 for non-essential purposes, including to visit friends and family or for tourism, via land and ferry border crossings.
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HAWAII: Hawaii extends travel restrictions

Hawaii Governor David Ige announced on 2 October that travel regulations would remain in place for at least another two months. Hawaii has been struggling with extremely high COVID-19 numbers in terms of new cases and deaths, all due to the Delta variant. Even though Hawaii is approaching a 70% vaccination rate, the Governor no longer sees this as a trigger for loosening restrictions.
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United States: Eases travel restrictions on fully vaccinated foreign visitors

The United States to ease travel restrictions on all fully vaccinated foreign visitors starting in November, the White House said Monday, relaxing a patchwork of bans that had begun to cause fury in Europe and replacing them with more uniform requirements for inbound international air passengers.
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UNITED STATES: Border restrictions extended with Canada and Mexico

Border restrictions on nonessential travel have been extended again, this time through Oct. 21, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said Monday. The restrictions were first implemented in March 2020 and have since been extended on a monthly basis.
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