CDC Advising Against Travel to Canada Due to Rising COVID-19 Numbers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now placed Canada under a ‘Level 4 travel advisory’, the CDC’s most severe ranking. The CDC cites a high likelihood of becoming infected with COVID-19 as the reasoning behind this move. Canada has been placed into the Level 4 category alongside 54 other nations that include Mexico and most of Europe. The Canadian government is also presently advising against nonessential international travel.
New cases within Canada are rising quickly, and the CDC highly recommends being fully vaccinated before traveling. However, the CDC also acknowledges that even some vaccinated individuals may still contract COVID-19 during their travels. If an unvaccinated individual is attempting to travel, the CDC recommends obtaining a COVID test 1-3 days before their trip. All people regardless of vaccination status should not travel if they are sick, waiting on COVID test results, or quarantining after close contact with an infected person.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a very widespread impact on U.S. immigration, as well as international travel. Travel rules and restrictions are changing constantly. Be sure to follow Berardi Immigration Law’s social media channels (links below) for the most up to date news and information!