Canada’s Government has announced it will lift the entry restrictions it placed on Nigerian and other African countries because of the Omicron Covid-19 variation.
This information was made public by the Government of Canada via its Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Ducloson on Friday evening.
According to the government, the rule will be in effect from December 18, at 11:59 pm
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According to the Canadian government, this will be in effect as of December 18, at 11:59 pm. This change will take effect on December 18, at 11:59 p.m em>
Canada stated that it acknowledges the controversy surrounding its Red List. It believes it was necessary for Omicron to be delayed and bought time. The government stated that, in the current environment, this measure is no longer necessary.
They also announced that Canadians and other persons with right-of-entry who have traveled from these countries in the past 14 days will no longer be required to get a valid pre-departure molecular testing in a third country and must stay in a designated quarantine center, under the direction of a quarantine officer while they wait for the arrival results.
“We will reintroduce the requirement for travelers who leave the country for less than 72 hours starting December 18, at 11:59 pm. Pre-arrival testing for all trips will be required starting December 21. Important to remember that the pre-arrival testing must be done in another country than Canada em>.
In the event, you have missed it
Remember Nairametrics reporting that on December 1, the Canadian Government issued a ban on travel to African countries, including Nigeria, Malawi, and Egypt, due to concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus Omicron variant.