Italy, Aruba, and Canada Lift Travel Restrictions!

Italy will gradually phase out its COVID-19 restrictions, the government announced on Thursday, becoming the latest European destination to ditch pandemic-related measures. Starting May 1, its digital ‘green pass’ will no longer be required to access places like restaurants and public transportation, Reuters reported. The pass is currently issued to people who are fully vaccinated or who have contracted COVID-19 and recovered.

With regards to Aruba, starting March 19, travelers will no longer be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination to enter the island, according to the tourism board. The decision to eliminate pre-arrival protocols was “informed by global health organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), along with leading scientists and experts.”

But, all travelers who arrive on the island will still be required to complete an Embarkation or Disembarkation Card as well as obtain Aruba Visitors Insurance.

Canada will lift all pre-arrival testing requirements for vaccinated travelers next month, government officials announced on Thursday, the latest country to ease pandemic-era border protocols.

Starting April 1, fully vaccinated international visitors will be able to travel to Canada without the need to get tested beforehand, government officials announced in a news conference. Travelers will still be subject to random testing on arrival, but will not be required to quarantine while waiting for the results.

But, all travelers will still have to fill out a form on the country’s ArriveCAN app or website.

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