Federal government allows vaccinated US travellers as of August 9

On July 19, the Government of Canada announced upcoming changes to border restrictions that have hampered international travel.

Effective August 9, the Canadian government will allow non-essential travel for fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are coming directly from the U.S.

Also starting on August 9, the Canadian government will eliminate the hotel quarantine requirement. Fully vaccinated travellers who meet the requirements will not need to quarantine; however, all travellers 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. Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 accompanying a fully vaccinated parent or guardian who is eligible to enter Canada will not need to quarantine for 14 days after August 9. These children will still need to complete a Day 1 and Day 8 arrivals test after arriving in Canada.

The government also signaled its intention to allow fully vaccinated travellers from any country to enter Canada, as of September 7.

To learn more, read the federal government’s announcement and go to travel.gc.ca for details.

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