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Canada reopening border to fully vaccinated tourists

19 Jul 2021 3:27 PM | Vera Dedyulya (Administrator)

Canada is reopening the border to fully vaccinated tourists this summer. 

Summary of new policies:

  • Fully vaccinated U.S. tourists can enter Canada starting August 9
  • Hotel quarantine policy ending August 9
  • Fully vaccinated children of Canadians, and other exempt travellers to have amended quarantine starting August 9
  • Fully vaccinated tourists from all countries can enter September 7
  • India flight ban extended to August 21
  • More airports accepting international flights

Provided the COVID situation is under control, Canada will start accepting U.S. citizens and permanent residents coming from the U.S. as soon as August 9. That same day, Canada will also be getting rid of the hotel quarantine for all travellers. The border will reopen to fully vaccinated travellers from all countries on September 7.

In order to be considered “fully vaccinated,” travellers must have the recommended dosage of a vaccine approved for use in Canada. The final injection must have been received at least 14 days prior to entry. It does not matter which country travellers got their vaccines from. Currently, Canada accepts the following vaccine manufacturers: Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). All results must be presented in French or English, otherwise border officials will need to see a certified translation.

Before coming to Canada, all documents need to be submitted to the ArriveCan app or website. All travellers still need a 14-day quarantine plan.

The new measures do not start to come into effect until August 9 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time.

Government officials also confirmed Canada will be extending its ban on direct flights to India.

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