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Updated Requirements for truckers entering Canada in effect as of January 15, 2022

There has been some misinformation reported regarding the requirements for truckers entering Canada as of January 15, 2022. These requirements have been reconfirmed in a statement issued by the Public Health Agency of Canada on January 13th, as per the following link:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2022/01/requirements-for-truckers-entering-canada-in-effect-as-of-january-15-2022.html

The key points of clarification are as follows:

A Canadian truck driver who is not fully vaccinated cannot be denied entry into Canada – Canadian citizens, persons registered under the Indian Act and permanent residents may enter Canada by right. As was announced in November, starting January 15th, unvaccinated Canadian truck drivers entering Canada will need to meet requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day 8 testing, as well as quarantine requirements.

Also, as of January 15, 2022, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated foreign national truck drivers, coming to Canada from the U.S. by land, will be directed back to the United States.

To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller and to enter Canada, foreign national truck drivers must:

  • have received at least two doses of a vaccine accepted for travel, a mix of twoaccepted vaccines
    • or at least one dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • have received at least two doses of a vaccine accepted for travel, a mix of two accepted vaccines
    • For example: if a driver received their second dose anytime on Saturday, January 1, then Sunday, January 16 would be the first day that they would meet the 14-day condition.
  • Have submitted all required COVID-19 information intoArriveCAN.

For more information, please call David Lychek, Director – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1207.

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