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The government of Canada has extended the list of accepted vaccines

Updated: May 17


The government of Canada has extended the list of accepted vaccines

The government of Canada extended the list of accepted vaccines on April 25, 2022. According to the new update, Canada will allow travellers to enter Canada who were fully vaccinated with Medicago’s plant-based Covifenz vaccine.


With the addition of the Covifenz vaccine, the government of Canada considers travellers as fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 with one of the nine vaccines below:

  • AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD

  • Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin

  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson

  • Moderna’s Spikevax

  • Novavax’s Nuvaxovid

  • Pfizer-BioNTech’s Comirnaty

  • Sinopharm’s BIBP

  • Sinovac’s CoronaVac and

  • Medicago’s Covifenz


For you to qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, you must have received, at least 14 calendar days by the day you travel at least 2 doses of a vaccine accepted by the Government of Canada for the purpose of travel or a mix of 2 accepted vaccines or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


It is important to know that Pre-entry tests are not required for fully vaccinated travellers who are entering Canada by land, air or water. However, you must still use ArriveCAN within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada.


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