As of September 7, 2021, Canada will open its borders to fully vaccinated Tourists.
Travelers must have completed the whole immunization regimen. They must also be immunized or vaccinated with a vaccine that has been authorized by Health Canada.
This implies that travelers must have taken two doses of either the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccines, or one dose of the Janssen vaccination.
Other vaccinations that have been authorized in other parts of the world are presently being rejected.
Furthermore, passengers must have had their most recent dose at least 14 days before their trip to Canada.
On August 9, 2021, Canada began allowing fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents to enter the country.
The Canadian government was able to prepare for the full opening of their border to vaccinated persons as a result of this initial step.
What do you need to know before traveling to Canada?
Travelers arriving in Canada must use the ArriveCAN mobile or online application to enter their personal and travel information.
Even if they are completely vaccinated, they will need to provide a pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result. Travelers may also be randomly selected for a COVID-19 test after they arrive in Canada.
They will also need to provide confirmation of immunization and must be free of any viral symptoms.
In addition, if travelers visiting Canada satisfy specific criteria, they will be excluded from quarantine.
In the event that the border officer finds that they do not satisfy these standards, they will still be required to develop a quarantine plan.
Non-vaccinated foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Canada.
Temporary employees, international students, diplomats, and those who are going for a vital cause are among those who are permitted to enter Canada.
If they are not completely vaccinated, these people must be quarantined for 14 days when they arrive.
It’s also worth noting that overseas planes are only permitted to land at the following nine Canadian airports:
- Toronto Pearson International Airport;
- Montreal-Trudeau International Airport;
- Vancouver International Airport;
- Calgary International Airport;
- Halifax Stanfield International Airport;
- Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport;
- Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport;
- Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport;
- Edmonton International Airport.
Furthermore, flights from India will be prohibited until September 21, while flights from Morocco will be prohibited until September 29.
Those traveling to Canada from India or Morocco will be required to stop in a third country and obtain a negative COVID-19 test before proceeding to Canada.
The COVID-19 exam will have to be completed within 72 hours of the final flight to Canada departing.
What’s the Covid-19 situation?
A countrywide Covid-19 vaccination campaign is now underway in Canada.
Approximately 66.5 percent of the population is completely vaccinated, according to Canada’s official vaccination tracker.
The first wave of Covid-19 was handled effectively by Canada. However, in late 2020, a fatal second wave prompted further lockdowns.
Multiple provinces loosened restrictions as case counts fell in recent months, but officials warn that the country is entering the fourth wave, with cases rising again following a summer dip.
What can visitors expect?
The requirements for wearing a mask differ by province.
In response to growing vaccination rates, provinces have begun loosening the prohibitions on social gatherings, indoor eating, and travel in recent months.
Non-residents must apply for a permit to visit Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest jurisdiction, which has enacted among of the country’s harshest Covid-19 prevention measures, with non-residents need to apply for a pass in advance.
To prevent the virus from spreading, most Canadian provinces continue to encourage individuals to keep a distance of two meters (6.5 feet).