Canada’s International Borders Re-Open
Last updated: 07 September 2021
Today the Government of Canada re-opened its borders to fully vaccinated international travellers who meet entry requirements.
While travel will look a little different, and additional pre-travel planning is needed, this is a significant milestone for the Canadian tourism and business events sectors.
As we all plan ahead for what we hope will be a prosperous autumn and beyond, we wanted to share the latest Government processes and protocols for travellers looking to visit Canada.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. EDT on September 7, 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism; however, these individuals must:
- • be fully vacinated: a traveler must have received, and show proof of, the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson);
- • have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or their arrival at the land border crossing, or a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days before departure to Canada. Antigen tests, often called “rapid tests” are not accepted;
- • be asymptomatic;
- • submit their mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan;
- • be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
- • take a test on arrival, if selected.
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