Last Updated on January 10, 2022
U.S. officials have advised against travel to Canada because of an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) raised Canada to ‘Level Four: Very High’ in its travel recommendations. This means Americans should avoid travelling to Canada.
There are more than 80 countries with Level Four status in the U.S.
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Canada is currently in the grip of a new wave of COVID-19, as the Omicron variant spreads rapidly among the provinces.
Hospitalisations are at or near record highs in a number of provinces, including Ontario and Quebec.
Provincial health officials are racing to administer as many booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine as possible to nullify the impact of the variant.
As of December 15, Canada’s federal government is advising against all non-essential travel outside Canada due to the Omicron variant.