Canada Border Restrictions Easing In August For Fully Vaccinated U.S. Travellers

Monday July 19th, 2021

Posted at 3:10pm

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Fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents of the United States will be allowed into Canada starting on August 9th for discretionary travel, the federal government announced Monday. The government plans to expand that to international travellers on September 7th.

“With the advent of increased vaccination rates in Canada, declining COVID-19 cases and reduced pressure on health care capacity, the government intends to bring a number of changes into effect, provided that Canada’s COVID-19 epidemiology remains favourable,” the government said in a news release.

Officials say travellers who have been fully vaccinated with Government of Canada-accepted vaccines at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements will not have to quarantine, but must still present a suitable quarantine plan, and be prepared to quarantine, should they not meet all of the conditions required to be exempt from quarantine.

The government says all travellers, regardless of vaccination status, will still require a pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test result, however fully vaccinated travellers will not need to take a post-arrival test unless they have been randomly selected to complete a Day 1 COVID-19 molecular test.

Travellers will also be required to be asymptomatic upon arrival, and have a paper or digital copy of their vaccination documents.

The government also announced they will be ending the three-night government authorized hotel stay requirement for all travellers arriving by air as of 12:01am on August 9th.

They also announced the expansion of airports that international flights will be able to fly into: Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, and Edmonton International Airport.

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