Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens will be allowed to enter Canada as of August 9

The Government of Canada announced that, provided that the domestic epidemiologic situation remains favourable, Canada’s borders will reopen on September 7, 2021 for fully vaccinated travellers who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements.

As a first step, starting August 9, 2021, Canada plans to begin allowing entry to American citizens and permanent residents, who are currently residing in the United States, and have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entering Canada for non-essential travel.

All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, will still require a pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test result. However effective August 9, 2021, the Government of Canada is adjusting its post-arrival testing strategy for fully vaccinated travellers. Using a new border testing surveillance program at airports and land border crossings, fully vaccinated travellers will not need a post-arrival test unless they have been randomly selected to complete a Day 1 COVID-19 molecular test. There are no changes to the mandatory testing requirements for unvaccinated travellers.

Subject to limited exceptions, all travellers must use ArriveCAN (app or web portal) to submit their travel information.

Other measure may apply and travellers should review all the most recent information before heading to Canada.

Link: Easing border measures for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada

Link: Canada Border Services Agency

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