At 1 p.m. EST, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is set to announce dramatic improvements to border procedures aimed to combat the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron form.
Because of the threat posed by the Omicron form, the government currently warns against all non-essential overseas travel.
With rare exceptions, foreign nationals entering Canada and those traveling inside the country by plane, passenger rail, or boat must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Right now vaccinated international travellers are subject to COVID-19 test requirements before they cross the border, and potentially again once they arrive at a Canadian airport.
Quarantine is also necessary for those who have traveled outside of Canada or the United States until their post-arrival test is negative.
At a press conference last week, Duclos said the measures will be adjusted, claiming that the worst of the Omicron wave had passed.