Upcoming border changes
Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel on the following dates if they meet specific criteria:
- Effective August 9: American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the United States, who meet specific criteria to qualify as fully vaccinated
- September 7 (intended start date): All other foreign nationals who qualify as fully vaccinated
The 3-night hotel stopover requirement will be eliminated for all travellers arriving by air after 12:01 A.M. EDT on August 9.
Special program to resettle Afghans who assisted Canada
Canada is implementing special immigration measures for Afghans who assisted Canada. Find out what to do if you think you may be eligible.
Residents of Hong Kong
You may qualify for special measures to come to Canada, including
- an open work permit for Hong Kong recent graduates
- pathways to permanent residence for eligible Hong Kong residents who are currently in Canada
- priority processing
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