The federal government is expected to announce today that fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents crossing the border into Canada will not have to self-isolate for 14 days if they have a negative COVID-19 test, CBC News has learned.
Sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the government has a multi-step plan to lift border restrictions and will start to reveal some of the phases at a news conference at 12 p.m. ET.
Starting in early July as part of Phase 1, fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents will have to take a test upon entering the country and isolate at home until results are back. If the test is negative they will not have to keep isolating, said the sources.
As Radio-Canada previously reported, the government is also expected to announce fully vaccinated Canadians returning from overseas by air will no longer have to undergo mandatory hotel quarantine.
Sources speaking to CBC News say the plan is subject to change depending on the COVID-19 case counts.
One source stressed more details about lifting restrictions for the wider population are still coming.