End of scheduled vaccination permit in Quebec, Canada eases health restrictions at its borders

End of scheduled vaccination permit in Quebec, Canada eases health restrictions at its borders

“It’s time to adjust our approach”said the Federal Minister of Health. Canada announced on Tuesday the easing of health restrictions at its borders and in particular ending the requirement for a PCR test to enter the country, while Quebec will gradually give up its vaccine passport.

The country also raised its recommendation to avoid overseas travel, at a time when the country has been challenged for more than two weeks by anti-sanitary measures.

From February 28, vaccinated travelers will not be required to submit a negative PCR test upon entry to Canada. that they “She will have the option of using a rapid antigen test or a molecular test.”and can also be randomly tested when they arrive. “Fully vaccinated travelers waiting for a random test result will no longer have to quarantine while waiting for the result.”said Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos, who justified these facilities with the fact that “Omicron Peak” It was passed at the end of January.

Canada will also lift restrictions on the entry of 12-year-olds into the country with vaccinated adults from late February. They will no longer need to isolate themselves upon entering Canadian territory.

And in Quebec, the health minister of the French-speaking province announced on his part on Tuesday Gradual withdrawal of the vaccination passport By March 14th. This passport was mandatory in the province to go to the cinema, restaurant or gym but also to buy alcohol or go to a department store (except for groceries).

Quebec has since the beginning of the Omicron wave introduced very strict measures, banning private gatherings in January and closing all restaurants, cinemas and theaters. They were gradually raised.

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A little over a month ago, the county had considered imposing a new tax only on non-vaccinators who represent A financial burden for all QuebecersQuebec Premier Francois Legault said before retracting a few days later.

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