Canada enforcing drivers COVID vaccine mandate at border Jan 15

Canada enforcing drivers COVID vaccine mandate at border Jan 15

Beginning Jan 15, 2022, truck drivers transporting goods into Canada will have to provide proof they have been fully vaccinated and received their last dose at least 14 days before entering.

Otherwise, drivers will have to pass a negative molecular test taken outside of Canada within 72 hours of your entry to Canada or a professionally administered or observed negative antigen test (PCR) taken outside of Canada no more than 1 day before yentry to Canada.

For vaccinations, travelers must have received either two doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines; or one dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Drivers are required to enter their contact information and vaccination information at least 72 hours before entering the country on the ArriveCAN website and app.

Non-Canadian citizens who try to enter the country unvaccinated will be turned around, while unvaccinated Canadian citizens will be quarantined for 14 days before being allowed to reenter the country.

Canadian Trucking Alliance estimates that the Canadian trucking industry is expecting a loss of 12,000-16,000 (10-15%) cross-border truck drivers due to the mandate.

Read more about what drivers need to haul freight into Canada.

The United States is expected to institute a similar mandate on Jan. 22.

For more information, contact us at 888.260.9448 or info@cnsprotects.com.

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