The federal government's expert COVID-19 advisory panel has recommended that some of Canada's travel rules be discontinued or updated, including the mandatory hotel quarantine period.

In its latest report, the panel proposed several changes to the current travel restrictions for international travellers.

In particular, the report suggested that Canada's mandatory hotel quarantine period should be scrapped.

It was described as "expensive" and "inconsistent," with the report acknowledging that many travellers have been able to bypass this rule by entering the country via land.

The panel also recommended that fully vaccinated travellers should be able to skip pre-departure COVID-19 testing, as well as the mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

Despite the expert panel's suggestions, the federal government has yet to announce any updates to Canada's international travel restrictions.

Instead, the feds recently confirmed that mandatory hotel quarantine rules would remain in place until at least June 21, 2021 and fines for non-compliance were boosted to $5,000.