Canada will reopen to fully vaccinated Americans on Aug. 9—the vaccination must be complete 14 days prior to entry. Fully vaccinated travelers will not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada. All travelers, however, must still provide a quarantine plan and be prepared to quarantine, in case it is determined at the border that they do not meet the necessary requirements. All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, will still require a pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test result.
Effective Aug. 9, 2021, international flights carrying passengers will be permitted to land at the following five additional Canadian airports: Halifax Stanfield International Airport; Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport; Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport; Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport; and Edmonton International Airport.
“Thanks to the incredible progress that Canadians have made in our fight against the pandemic, we are now able to take the next step in Canada’s gradual reopening of the border. We look forward to welcoming fully vaccinated Americans shortly, followed by travelers from the rest of the world in early September,” said Marco Mendicino,
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, in a press statement.
On Sept. 7, 2021, “provided that the domestic epidemiologic situation remains favorable,” Canada intends to open its borders to any fully vaccinated travelers who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements.
All travelers must use ArriveCAN (app or web portal) to submit their travel information. Children under 12 who are not vaccinated will be allowed into Canada as long as they accompanied by a parent or guardian who is fully vaccinated.
“Using a risk-based and measured approach to easing border measures will allow for non-essential international travelers who meet vaccination and other requirements to enter Canada. Our government will continue to work with Canadian and international partners to ensure the border reopening is done in a safe and responsible way,” said Dominic LeBlanc,
President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, in a press statement.