The Canadian government recently announced its plans to end the mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement for returning citizens and permanent residents, given they are fully vaccinated.
Canada’s health minister Patty Hajdu said while negative Covid-19 test results are still required to enter the country, the government is working on new guidelines that will exempt travellers from the quarantine requirements if they receive a second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within 14 days of their arrival. The new guidelines are expected to be released in early July, however, the easing of restrictions will depend on the momentum of the vaccination campaign.
Travellers coming to Canada must keep in mind that only vaccines approved by the Canadian government will make them eligible for any exemptions. Currently, Canada has approved vaccines made by AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna.