Covid-19

Covid-19 – three things you need to know!

  1. TRAVEL INSURANCE:
    Prior to travelling: Make sure you speak to your travel insurance broker. There are now extra considerations that need to be made because of Covid related issues and coverages. In addition your advisor needs to explain to you whether pre-existing illnesses, injuries or diseases are covered.

    As Covid wanes and the vaccines role out, expect vacation and leisure travel to explode.  The USA and Canada boarder will be opening in days.  It is suggested government cross border travel decisions will be based on travellers who are now fully or partially vaccinated. If you have not been vaccinated and wish to travel internationally, expect restrictions to remain in place. The complicating part is how to prove to a border crossing guard you are vaccinated. Stay tuned!

  2. Travelling into the USA – check this site
    Be careful.  Be safe.  Get vaccinated as soon as practicable.  Stop the spread of Covid.  Its our duty and responsibility to help protect the ones we love.

  3. Travelling into Canada:
    The Canadian government has built an app called “ArriveCAN”.   It allows returning Canadians and other travellers entering the country to follow a very strict Safety protocol to prevent the spread of the Covid Virus.

    ArriveCAN is available as a mobile android or ios app, and can be downloaded online: download the ArriveCAN app or access ArriveCAN online here

 

All individuals entering Canada regardless of mode, are required to use ArriveCan.  We strongly recommend you download the app. As a requirement Travellers are to submit the following information to ArriveCAN before boarding their flight or arriving at a land border crossing:

  • travel and contact information
  • quarantine plan
  • COVID-19 symptom self-assessment
  • if travelling by air, the trip reference code for the hotel quarantine reservation (you need to quarantine in a qualified Hotel for a set number of days)

Once you submit your information through ArriveCAN a receipt will be displayed and emailed to you.

Upon arrival in Canada – When you arrive in Canada, you will be required to show your ArriveCAN receipt to a border officer. You can show your ArriveCAN receipt

After you arrive in Canada – you must submit the following information via ArriveCAN:

  • confirm you’ve arrived at a government-authorized hotel or the address you provided for your quarantine or isolation location; and,
  • complete a daily COVID-19 self-assessment until the end of your quarantine period or until you report symptoms.

Be careful.  Be safe.  Get vaccinated as soon as practicable.  Stop the spread of Covid.  Its our duty and responsibility to help protect the ones we love.

As of July 5th, 11:59 p.m – pumpkin time, the Canadian government has eased the entry rules for returning Canadians who have been “fully vaccinated”.  This includes those who have had the full regiment of doses of: Moderna; Astra Zeneca; Pfizer; the mixing of the vaccines; and the one shot Johnson and Johnson.  

Fully vaccinated Canadians still have to do all of the extra testing when entering the country (including the non-sensical pre test you need within three days of arriving at the border).  You will not have to be tested after entering the country, and there is no quarantine.  

For all travellers – including non-fully-vaccinated Canadians, the US/Canada border remains closed save and except very restrictive entry conditions.

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