Canada to exempt fully vaccinated international students from quarantine requirements

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The Government of Canada may exempt fully vaccinated international students from quarantine requirements as of July 5.

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced Monday that the international students who meet the requirements of fully vaccinated travellers to Canada and have a valid study permit to attend an approved Designated Learning Center, may be exempt from quarantine requirements.

To be considered fully vaccinated, the travellers be eligible to enter Canada, have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines, have received your last dose at least 14 days prior to entering Canada, and upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN.

The Government of Canada currently accepts vaccines from Pfizer (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2), Moderna (mRNA-1273), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, AZD1222, Covishield), and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) – single dose.

Furthermore, the Government of Canada announced that the vaccines from Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C), Cansino (Convidecia, Ad5-nCoV), Gamalaya (Sputnik V, Gam-Covid-Vac), Sinopharm (BBIBP-CorV, Sinopharm-Wuhan), Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc), and Vector Institute (EpiVacCorona), will not accepted.

However, the government said the list of accepted vaccines may expand in the future.

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