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Canada Expands List of Approved COVID-19 Vaccines for Travel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We have great news for international students travelling to Canada. Starting November 30, the Government of Canada will be accepting the following Covid-19 vaccines as approved vaccines for entering Canada:

    • Covaxin (new)
    • Sinopharm (new)
    • Sinovac (new)
    • Pfizer (Comirnaty; currently accepted)
    • Moderna (Spikevax; currently accepted)
    • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria; currently accepted)
    • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson; currently accepted)


Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they have received at least two doses of an approved vaccine and have received their shots 14 days before travelling. Travellers are also considered fully vaccinated if they have received at least one shot of the Janssen vaccine or have a mix of at least two of the approved vaccines. Fully vaccinated travellers do not have to quarantine.

International students coming to Canada must be fully vaccinated

In addition, the government of Canada announced that as of January 15, 2022, international students who are 18 years and older will only be allowed to enter Canada if they are fully vaccinated with one of the approved vaccines. This means that unvaccinated travellers or travellers who do not fall under an exemption will not be able to enter Canada.

For the latest travel information be sure to visit the Government of Canada website.

We welcome this news as it will ease the burdens placed on international students looking to enter Canada to pursue their studies. As always we continue to support you with any questions you may have.

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Posted on November 24, 2021, by the Media Team[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]