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Canada to allow entry of travellers fully vaccinated with Covaxin from Nov 30

Ottawa, November 20

Travellers who are fully vaccinated with the shots from Sinopharm, Sinovac and Covaxin will be allowed to enter Canada starting November 30, the Canadian government said.

Currently, Canada accepts travellers who have received the vaccines, including Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson.

Also starting November 30, people leaving Canada by land or by air for less than 72 hours will no longer be required to provide proof of a negative molecular test to re-enter the country, Xinhua news agency reported.

This change applies only to Canadians, permanent residents and individuals registered under the Indian Act, as well as accompanying children under 12, and individuals with medical contraindications to vaccination.

Additionally, starting January 15, certain groups of travellers, who are currently exempt from entry requirements, will be allowed to enter Canada only if they are fully vaccinated.