On June 21 st 2021, Canada announced that applicants who have been
approved for permanent resident status are now eligible to travel to
Canada and activate their status. This gives hope for candidates outside
Even though the majority of restrictions are still in place, Canada has
initiated loosening travel restrictions. Canada may once again begin
inviting Express Entry candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
and Federal Skilled Trades (FST) programs.
Recent updates to Canada’s COVID-19 travel restrictions &
By July 5 th 2021, Canada plans to end the mandatory 14-day quarantine
requirement for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada, but there will
still be special measures in place. This will only apply to travellers who
are “currently permitted to enter Canada.” By this move Canada’s
borders remain closed to the vast majority of foreign nationals.
Exemptions to be able to enter the country are:
❖ Canadian citizens
❖ Permanent residents
❖ Essential travellers.
Fully vaccinated travellers will still have to undergo some testing. The
testing requirements are:
❖ A negative PCR test taken within 72 hours pre-departure
❖ A COVID-19 test upon arrival in Canada.
No quarantine is required while awaiting the test results, but all travellers
should still have a quarantine plan ready, in case it is determined at the
border all necessary requirements are not met by them.
Before travelling to Canada, proof of vaccination to be submitted through
the ArriveCAN app by the travellers. Only vaccines on the list approved
by Health Canada are eligible for this exemption.
COPR-holders can now travel to Canada
As of June 21 st , people holding a valid Confirmation of Permanent
Residence (COPR) can now travel to Canada to activate their status.
Canada extends bans on flights from India: Canada has extended the
suspension of all commercial and private passenger flights arriving in
Canada from India until at least July 21 st 2021.
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