Travelling to canada mandatory vaccine

International students must be fully vaccinated to enter Canada from January15 2022.

From January 15, 2022, Travel to Canada cautiously.  Travelers must be completely vaccinated to enter Canada, according to the Canadian government. This decision affects overseas students visiting Canada as well as people who were previously allowed to enter the country without having had all of their vaccinations.

Changes to testing and quarantine exemptions for certain passengers entering Canada, regardless of citizenship, will also be made, according to the government. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated foreigners are currently only permitted to enter Canada if they meet certain criteria.


Travelling to Canada: What international students should know

International students visiting Canada should get the full series of immunizations or a combination of vaccines that the Canadian government recognises. At least 14 days before entering the country, the final dose must be given. The following vaccines are currently licenced in Canada:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty
  • Moderna Spikevax
  • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria/COVISHIELD
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
  • Bharat Biotech Covaxin
  • Sinopharm BIBP
  • Sinovac/CoronaVac/PiCoVacc

Fully vaccinated travelers must also meet all other entry requirements, which include being asymptomatic upon arrival, possessing a paper or digital copy of their proof of vaccination in English or French (or a certified translation), and having an acceptable quarantine plan, if necessary.

International students with a valid study permit or who had been approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020; and international students attending a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) that had obtained prior approval from the provincial government of its response plan to control the spread of COVID-19 were previously allowed to travel to Canada.

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