American Tourists To Enter Canada As Of Aug. 9th
American tourists and permanent residents who want to come to Canada and are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to do so starting on Aug. 9, a government official said on Monday.
As of Aug. 9, American travellers who are fully vaccinated will be able to come to Canada for discretionary travel without needing to quarantine upon arrival, and the government-approved hotel quarantine program will also be axed on that date. Fully vaccinated travellers from other places in the world will be allowed to enter as of Sept. 7.
The government official told reporters on Monday that, as of Aug. 9, children under 12 — who aren’t yet approved to receive a vaccine — will be exempt from the quarantine requirement after entering Canada and can move around with their parents if they follow public health measures.
The official said those children should avoid group settings such as school, camps, and daycares — especially indoor ones.
“The key here is for parents or any travellers coming to Canada to understand what are the requirements and plan accordingly,” said the official.
“It is possible that they are attending tourist locations or activities — as long as things are outdoors, I think the risks are limited.”