Re-opening Canada’s border

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Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada

Date published: 2021-07-19

Easing border measures for travellers entering Canada

August 9, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. EDT

In Canada:

Easing border measures for fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents, currently residing in the U.S. for discretionary or non-essential travel. Border measures remain the same for non-essential travel from all other countries.

Fully vaccinated travellers and unvaccinated travellers permitted to travel to Canada
Fully vaccinated travellers permitted to travel to Canada Unvaccinated travellers permitted to travel to Canada
Not required to quarantine but must present a suitable quarantine plan in case quarantine is required Must quarantine for 14 days
Participate in testing as required Mandatory on-arrival and Day 8 testing
Travellers are not required to stay at a government-authorized hotel
Must meet pre-entry test requirements
Submit information digitally using the ArriveCAN app or website before boarding, if arriving by air, or before arriving at a land or marine port of entry
Follow any additional federal, provincial/territorial and local public health measures

Fully vaccinated travellers must:

Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age and dependents of fully vaccinated travellers eligible for entry to Canada will be exempted from quarantine with enhanced public health measures, meaning they can move around with their parents, but must avoid group settings, such as camps or daycares.

Provide COVID-19-related information electronically through ArriveCAN (app or web portal) including proof of vaccination prior to departing for Canada.

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