A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada
A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada: — Calls are growing for the Ontario government to make COVID-19 tests available to children attending the daycares, with parents saying the lack of access is stoking anxiety. Last week, the province said PCR testing for COVID-19 would be limited to high-risk groups amid soaring infections, and memos from Education Ministry officials outlined a decision to stop reporting cases in schools and childcare settings due to "changes to case and contact management.
© Eric Tschaen / Rea / Panoramic From February 1st, in the European Union, proof of vaccination will be valid up to nine months (270 days) after the last injection.
from when am I considered vaccinated to travel?
The vaccination certificate is one of the two documents to obtain the Vaccinal pass, which should enter into force in France around 20 January in replacement of the sanitary pass. But with the generalization of the recall dose, having received two doses (or a single dose after a CVIV-19 infection) is no longer enough to pass the borders, or even to borrow a long distance train or to take a domestic flight, for example.
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The rules that define a "complete vaccination scheme" change at the national and European level:
, since January 15, the vaccination certificate is valid until seven months
after the last injection. This period will be lowered to four months
from February 15th. In other words, " it will be necessary to perform
[the reminder] four months after its second dose to have a complete vaccination scheme
," recently declared the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran. In the 27 countries of the European Union
, as well as Iceland
, Liechtenstein, in Norway
, the period of validity of the vaccination certificate will be limited to nine months
(270 days) from February 1st. This is a maximum duration: some states-like France, therefore, may decide to reduce it further.
Without a reminder made in these deadlines, you are no longer considered as vaccinated by the authorities and the QR Sanitary Pass Code is disabled. Note that the new QR code issued after the recall injection activates after seven days.
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from when am I considered covid-19 to travel?
The recovery certificate, which proves that you have been tested positive to COVID-19, is the second possibility for a valid vaccination pass. This document corresponds to a positive PCR or antigenic test. It is valid from 11 days and up to 180 days after the infection, with possible differences depending on the states.
To retrieve the results of your test, go to the sidep.gouv.fr website by following the link received by SMS or by email or by logging in with your Ameli or France Connect credentials. You can print the document or add it to your "Carnet" of the AllOnTicovid application.
Attention, some countries do not recognize the recovery certificate and only accept travelers with proof of vaccination and / or negative test. This is the case for many countries outside the Europe , such as the United States , Turkey or the United Arab Emirates. It is important to check the rules in each country by consulting our Card or the French Diplomacy website.
initially published on June 9, 2021, this item has been updated.
Trudeau isolating after COVID-19 exposure, says rapid test was negative .
There have been a number of cases of COVID-19 among political staffers, MPs and ministers over the past month as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread. Trudeau had also said last month he was self-monitoring for potential symptoms after staff and members of his security detail tested positive. The Ontario government updated its guidance for isolation in the cases where a fully vaccinated person is exposed to COVID-19 late last month. According to the provincial guidance, a fully vaccinated person is advised to isolate for five days in cases where they are a "household contact" of a confirmed case.