The federal government is easing international travel restrictions this week, with fully vaccinated foreign nationals allowed to enter Canada for non-essential purposes, such as tourism, starting Tuesday.
International travellers who meet entry conditions will not have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, the latest in the government of Canada’s phased border reopening plan.
For weeks, the government has called Sept. 7 the “intended” start date for allowing in fully vaccinated foreign travellers from outside the U.S. On Friday afternoon, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) confirmed those travellers would be welcome as of that date.
The government decided that foreign nationals coming to Canada on Tuesday, Sept. 7th will be exempted from:
- Day-8 testing requirement
To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you must:
- be eligible to enter Canada on the specific date you enter
- have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19
- have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines
- have received your last dose at least 14 days prior to the day you enter Canada
Example: if your last dose was anytime on Thursday July 1st, then Friday July 16th would be the first day that you meet the 14 day condition
- upload your proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
- meet all other entry requirements (for example, pre-entry test)
Accepted COVID-19 vaccines in Canada
- Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
- Moderna (mRNA-1273)
- AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
- Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)