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Canada's Borders re-opening to International Travellers

Canada’s Borders re-opening to International Travellers


Big changes are coming! Canada has announced that fully vaccinated visitors will soon be able to enter Canada with out having to quarantine.

Starting August 9, U.S. citizens and permanent residence will be allowed to enter Canada without quarantining if they have been fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travel. August 9 will also see the end of the 3-day hotel quarantine currently required by those entering Canada by air.

As of September 7, tourist from all other countries, who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to travel, will not be require to quarantine.

All traveller enterning Canada, vaccinated or not, will still be require to provide a negative Covid-19 test taken with in a 72-hour window of travel. Vaccinated vistiors will need to provide documentation of vaccination in English or French (or with a certifited transalteion). Travellers must still log their information with the ArriveCan App and provide a quarantine plan, in the event they are required to isolate. Post-arrival testing will not be required of vaccinated vistors as of August 9, unless they have been randomly selected.

Current Vaccines in Canada

Currently, Canada recognizes these vaccines:

  • Moderna
  • Pfizer-BioNTech 
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

August 9 also marks the allowance of International flights to land at five more Canadian airports:

  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport
  • Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
  • Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport
  • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
  • Edmonton International Airport

India Ban Extended

While the ban on flights from India has been extended to August 21.

Disclaimer: The information is directly derived from IRCC and Government of Canada Website. The material and information contained on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice. Although best efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, we cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of all information. As information may change without notice, always refer to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Government of Canada’s website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Sources: GovernmentofCanda , TravellingToorWithinCanada , CanadaReopeningtoTourists, ApprovedVaccines

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