The federal government is reminding that Canadian travelers must use the Arrivcan app to re-enter the country vaccinated citizens report Confusion at the Canada-US land border results in being forced into quarantine.
Health Minister Jean said, “I would also like to remind all travelers, Canadians and foreign nationals who travel by land, air or water for long or short trips, to obtain their health and travel information for free Arrivcane before arriving in Canada. submit on the application or website.” -Yves Duclos said during a COVID-19 press conference on Friday. “it’s mandatory.”
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Last month, rules were changed to allow fully vaccinated Canadians to re-enter the country within 72 hours, without providing a negative PCR test. However, travelers must submit mandatory information, including proof of vaccination, date of travel and quarantine plan, to the ArriveCAN app before arriving in Canada.
“Foreign national travelers who do not submit their information through Arrivals may be denied entry into Canada,” Duclos said. “Canadians who do not submit their information via arrival will not be eligible for a waiver and may face additional delays at the border. And may be fined.”
ArrivaCan was initially only mandatory for air travelers when the app was launched in November 2020. Passengers were required to input their information before boarding their flight home to Canada. For those crossing the border via land and water, during the period of their quarantine or isolation, post-arrival was used.
It was not until February 22, 2021, that the use of the Arivacan app was made mandatory for both air and land passengers. The requirement was announced nine months before the Canada-US land border was opened to Canadian travelers.