Canada to open borders to totally vaccinated vacationers
- The government intends to open Canada’s borders to all fully vaccinated travelers who have completed full vaccination with a government-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada.
- All travelers must use ArriveCAN (app or web portal) to submit their travel information.
- All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, will still need a COVID-19 molecular test result prior to entry.
The Canadian government is prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada by taking a risk-based and measured approach to reopening our borders. Thanks to the hard work of Canadians, rising vaccination rates and declining COVID-19 cases, the Canadian government can move forward with adapted border measures.
On September 7, 2021, provided that the domestic epidemiological situation remains favorable, the government intends to open Canada’s borders to all fully vaccinated travelers who receive full vaccination with a government-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entry have completed Canada and meet certain entry requirements.
As a first step, Canada plans to allow entry for American citizens and permanent residents who are currently in the United States and who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before traveling to Canada, starting August 9, 2021. This tentative move will allow the Canadian government to fully implement the adjusted border measures before September 7, 2021, and recognizes the many close ties between Canadians and Americans.
With a few exceptions, all travelers must use ArriveCAN (app or web portal) to submit their travel information. If they are eligible to enter Canada and meet certain criteria, fully vaccinated travelers do not need to be quarantined upon arrival in Canada.
To further support these new measures, Transport Canada is expanding the scope of the existing Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), which currently directs planned international commercial passenger flights to four Canadian airports: Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Calgary International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport.