COVID-19 : Requirements for truckers entering Canada in effect as of January 15, 2022

COVID-19: Requirements for truckers entering Canada in effect as of January 15, 2022

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The Ministers of Health, Transport and Public Safety have made statements regarding the entry into Canada of different categories of travelers in different essential economic sectors. Truckers are included in this category, and for this reason we present a summary of the most notable measures. Here are the statements:

“On November 19, 2021, we announced that as of January 15, 2022, certain categories of travellers who are currently exempt from entry requirements, will only be allowed to enter the country if they are fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved for entry into Canada.


These groups include several essential service providers, including truck drivers. Let us be clear: This has not changed. The information shared yesterday was provided in error. Our teams have been in touch with industry representatives to ensure they have the correct information.


A Canadian truck driver who is not fully vaccinated can’t be denied entry into Canada—Canadian citizens, persons registered as Indians under the Indian Act and permanent residents may enter Canada by right. As announced in November and as we’ve communicated with the industry recently, starting January 15, unvaccinated Canadian truck drivers entering Canada will need to meet requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day 8 testing, as well as quarantine requirements.


The final decision regarding entry and quarantine is made by a government representative at the port of entry, based on the information presented to them at the time”.


Source : Public Health Agency of Canada  – Requirements for truckers entering Canada as of January 15, 2022.

January 13rd 2022.

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