Alberta Isolation and Quarantine Requirements

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates Leave a Comment

Isolation helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people you could infect if you have symptoms or test positive by staying home and avoiding others. As of January 3, you are legally required to isolate as outlined below: Fully vaccinated (2 doses or 1 dose Janssen): Isolate for 5 days from the start of symptoms or until they resolve, …

Canada’s Additional Measures to Address the COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Community, COVID-19, Health and wellness, Updates

Yesterday (November 30, 2021), Government of Canada introduces additional measures to address COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern. the Government of Canada is expanding the list of countries with entry prohibitions originally announced on November 26, 2021, to include Egypt, Nigeria and Malawi. Effective tomorrow, foreign nationals who have been in any of these countries within the previous 14 days will not …

Change in Quarantine Length for Those Vaccinated

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

As of May 20, 2021: More than 2.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Albertans. More than 51% of Albertans ages 12+ are now protected by at least 1 dose. Change in quarantine days for those who received COVID-19 vaccine: The 14-day quarantine is no longer required for people vaccinated with 2 doses if they are identified …

Updates on International Border Testing Pilot Program

Lisa C. COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

We have mentioned about International Border Testing Pilot Program in a previous article: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/11/04/details-on-international-border-testing-pilot-program/ There have been some updates since then. As of January 7 Travellers must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (either paper or electronic) to an airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. As of January 25 Border pilot participants must now remain in …

Air travellers coming to Canada required to provide negative COVID-19 test

Michelle Mak Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information

The Government of Canada is requiring all air passengers who are 5 years of age and older to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling to Canada from another country, effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST. A document showing a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test …