Both the Canadian and Australian Governments have made announcements on the COVID-19 entry requirements for international travellers.
Traveling To Canada from Australia
Fully vaccinated travellers to Canada will no longer be required to provide a negative pr-entry COVID-19 test result, Effective 1st April 2022 at 12:01am EDT.
On arrival to Canada, travellers may be subjected to random molecular tests however will not need to isolate while waiting for test results.
All travellers who do not qualify as fully vaccinated and who are 5 years of age and over, will need to continue to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result upon entry to Canada.
Negative results can be provided in the following ways:
- A valid, negative antigen test, administered or observed by an accredited lab or testing provider, taken outside of Canada no more than one day before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry,
- A valid negative molecular test taken no more than 72 hours before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry; or
- A previous positive molecular test taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry. It is important to note that positive antigen test results will not be accepted.
72 hours prior to boarding your flight to Canada, all travellers are required to submit the mandatory information to ArriveCAN which is a free mobile app that can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play and is also an accessible website. Failure to lodge mandatory information can result in testing on arrival and a 14-day quarantine period.
More information can be found via the Canadian Government media release here.
Traveling To Australia from Canada
The Emergency Biosecurity Pandemic Measures introduced by Australia in response to the pandemic are set to end, Effective April 17th, 2022 and all travellers to Australia will no longer need to provide a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result.
Australia is still restricting travel to double vaccinated travellers and proof of vaccination will need to be provided at the border, with masks still required on all international flights.
More information can be found via the Australian Biosecurity Media Release here.
The further easing of restrictions by both governments will allow travellers to feel confident entering and leaving Australia and Canada.