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Quarantine and Testing Exemptions for Fully Vaccinated Travellers Takes Effect in July

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Jul 7, 2021
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Reyhan Balikci
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Health Minister Patty Hajdu recently stated that the Canadian government strongly supports the idea of a “vaccine passport” and will develop a vaccine certification to allow vaccinated Canadians to travel internationally. A vaccine certification or immunization passport will also allow travellers coming into Canada to prove that they are fully vaccinated or have tested negative for the virus and will enable them to be exempt from certain quarantine and testing requirements.

Quarantine and Testing Exemptions for Fully Vaccinated Travellers Takes Effect in July

On July 5th, fully vaccinated travellers arriving in Canada will have to upload their immunization records or vaccination certificates on the ArriveCAN app. All travellers (with limited exceptions) must use ArriveCAN within 72 hours before arriving in Canada.

Who will be exempt from quarantine and testing requirements?

Starting July 05 at 12:01 AM (ET), fully vaccinated travellers who meet specific conditions will be exempt from quarantine and testing requirements. 

You may qualify for certain exemptions to quarantine and testing requirements if you:

  • are eligible to enter Canada
  • are asymptomatic
  • meet the Government of Canada requirements of fully vaccinated travellers (To be considered fully vaccinated, a traveller must have received the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, the accepted vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen)
  • meet all other entry requirements (including submitting mandatory information, such as a digital proof of vaccination in English or French in ArriveCAN)

If you meet the requirements, you may be exempt from:

  • (minimum 14-day) quarantine
  • hotel stopover (for air travellers)
  • day-8 testing requirement

Keep in mind that travel restrictions on who can enter Canada remain in place. Travellers who are foreign nationals (including U.S. citizens) coming to Canada for non-essential reasons will be turned away at the border.

Important: Travellers arriving before 12:01 AM (ET) on July 5th will not be eligible for the reduced public health measures. This means that travellers who have recently returned to Canada must continue and complete their 14-day quarantine and day 8 test. 

Why do I need a certified translation of my vaccination certificate or immunization record? 

If you enter Canada, you will need to upload your vaccination certificate or immunization record on the ArriveCAN app. If your documents are not in English or French, you will need your vaccination certificate translated by a certified translator. You will need a certified translation of your vaccination certificate or immunization record because the document(s) will be submitted to a government institution, which requires the most accurate translation available. The best way to ensure that is to obtain certified translations. 

Cuz Translation offers certified translation services of vaccination certificates or immunization records in 107 languages into English or French. You can upload your vaccination certificates or immunization records here.

Certified Immunization Record Translation

How can I send a vaccination certificate or immunization record to a translator?

Vaccination certificates or immunization records are a vital record that proves you are fully vaccinated at least 14-days prior to arriving in Canada. To be exempt from quarantine and testing requirements, you will need to submit your vaccination certificate or immunization record on ArriveCAN 72 hours before your arrival. If your documents are not in English or French, you will have to produce a certified translation of these documents.

To get your vaccination certificates or immunization records translated into English or French, you can :

  • Send the hard copy of your document(s) to a translator or translation agency. However, this option may be risky because the document(s) can end up in the wrong hands or get lost on the way.  
  • Email the translator or the translation agency a scan of the original copy of your document(s). While this option is safer and much more efficient than sending a hard copy document, it still requires a lot of back and forth between you and the translator or agent if working with a translation agency. 
  • Upload your vaccination certificates or immunization records on the Cuz app or website. This is the most efficient and secure way to send your documents to a translator. There are no third-party operators that look over your personal documents and no back and forth emails that could take hours or days to conclude. 

With the Cuz app, all you have to do is upload your vaccination certificate or immunization record, fill out a few details (e.g. language combination, nature, certification), and select when you wish to have the translator complete your document. With this information, you will be able to see the cost of the project immediately. All you have to do next is select a translator to complete your request: no unnecessary dialogue, confidentiality or security issues, or unresponsive translators and agencies. 

How much does a certified translation of vaccination certificates or immunization records cost?

A certified translation of vaccination certificates or immunization records can cost anywhere between CAD$90-110 depending on various factors including turnaround time, the rarity of the language, certification, and location.  

Average translation agencies require you to email a scanned copy of your vaccination certificates or immunization records before they can provide a quote. They may even require back and forth communication via email before they accurately determine the exact price. 

Lucky for you, unnecessary communication is in the past with Cuz Translation. Now you can instantly upload your vaccination certificates or immunization records on the Cuz website or app and select a few essential details about your project (e.g. due date, certification, source and target language) to see the price immediately. The best part is that you get to decide the due date and time. So, if you need to have your vaccination certificates or immunization records translated by the end of today, then that is what you shall have! No more back and forth emails with numerous parties to simply get the price of your vaccination certificates or immunization records. 

With Cuz, it takes less time to submit a document for translation than to get a quote from an average translation agency or professional translator. 

Upload your vaccination certificates or immunization records now to get a quote instantly!

Note: The information provided in this blog has been obtained from the IPSOS, CBC, and Government of Canada websites. 

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