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Canada Announces Removal of COVID-19 Border Entry Requirements

The Government of Canada announced, on Monday, September 26, 2022, that after Friday, September 30, 2022, all requirements related to COVID-19 for entering into Canada will expire. These include:

  • Providing proof-of-vaccination and other health information;

  • Mandatory usage of the ArriveCAN application;

  • Pre- or on-arrival testing and/or screening requirements;

  • Random testing at airports;

  • Monitoring and reporting if one develops COVID-19 symptoms;

  • Quarantine and isolation requirements.

As a result, as of September 30, 2022, persons entering Canada would still be required to follow local public health guidelines, where applicable. The removal of measures applies to all forms of travel, including by air, land (including rail), and sea, whether internationally-bound or domestic.

Many of these requirements have been in place since early 2020, during the onset of the pandemic. Employers with employees travelling into Canada can be assured that such measures related to COVID-19 will no longer apply as of October 1, 2022. It is important to note that the Government of Canada did leave open the possibility of re-imposing measures if the situation regarding COVID-19 is seen as requiring it.

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About this Author

Hugh Christie, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Managing Partner

Hugh Christie provides commercial and public sector clients with advice on all elements of employment law, from pre-hiring through recruitment, drafting agreements, benefit plans and policies, discipline, promotion, succession planning, termination and post-employment obligations. Hugh deals with employment issues arising out of restructuring of the workplace as a result of corporate transactions and trans-border employment issues.

Hugh is co-chair of the Advisory Board of a Centre for the study of Labour and Employment Law at the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, the only such...

Kathryn J. Bird Labor & Employment Lawyer Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, Law Firm Toronto Ontario

Kathryn Bird is an employment, human rights, and labour lawyer in Ogletree Deakin’s Toronto office. Kathryn is a recognized leader in workplace law in Canada and was the winner of a Lexpert Rising Star award in 2020. Kathryn advises employers, social service providers, school boards, and municipalities regarding issues arising from the employment relationship and the provision of services to the public.  Kathryn also assists school boards, colleges, and universities with legal matters related to the provision of educational services to students.

Michael Comartin, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney

Michael is a partner in Ogletree Deakins’ Toronto office. His diverse practice spans all areas of employment law, labour law, privacy, wage and hours issues, human rights, accessibility, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Michael also has experience with class actions, appellate litigation, M&A/restructuring, and general litigation. He regularly represents employers in judicial review proceedings

Michael has appeared before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Divisional Court, the Superior Court of Justice, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the...