BREAKING: Canada to End Mandatory Quarantine for Fully Vaccinated Canadians
CBC just reported, citing sources, the federal government is expected to announce today that Canadians citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated will no longer need to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to Canada if they have a negative COVID-19 test. They will still need to, however, self-isolate at home until negative results are back.
For those same group of people entering from overseas by air, they also will not be required to enter the mandatory 3-day hotel quarantine period.
This will be the first phase as part of a larger, phased reopening plan. More details should be announced today, but the first phase is expected to start in early July.
This is great news for Canadians who are fully vaccinated. Unfortunately, the numbers so far are low as Canada had a slow initial vaccinate rollout and there are delays between 1st and 2nd doses. Also, while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was authorized in Canada in March, the one-shot option was never available in some places, such as British Columbia.