The next phase of Canada's border reopening begins in August for visitors from the United States and in September for visitors from all other countries.
Synopsis of new policies:
- Fully vaccinated US tourists can enter Canada beginning August 9;
- Hotel quarantine policy ends August 9;
- Fully vaccinated Canadian children and other exempt travellers will have amended quarantine beginning August 9;
- India flight ban extended to August 21;
- Fully vaccinated tourists from all countries can enter beginning September 7;
- More airports accepting international flights.
Assuming the COVID situation is under control, Canada will begin accepting U.S. citizens and permanent residents arriving from the United States as early as August 9. On the same day, Canada will abolish the hotel quarantine for all visitors. On September 7, the border will reopen to fully vaccinated travellers from all countries.
Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to undergo on-arrival and day eight testing, but they may be subject to random border testing.
To be considered "fully vaccinated," travellers must have received the recommended dosage of a vaccine approved for use in Canada. The last injection must have been administered at least 14 days before entry. It makes no difference where travellers obtained their vaccines. Currently, Canada accepts the following vaccines: Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). All results must be presented in French or English, or a certified translation will be required by border officials.
The new measures will not take effect until August 9 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time, giving you plenty of time to begin the immigration process in preparation for these exciting changes.