Canada Reopened for fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents next month.
“At 12:01 AM EDT, August 9, 2021, fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents of the United States (US) currently residing in the United States will be able to travel to Canada for any (non-essential) trip. You are allowed to enter the country. ” Canada said in a statement..
COVID-19 vaccination must be completed at least 14 days before entry.
Children under the age of 12, or children not yet vaccinated in the United States, or children of unvaccinated dependents, are fully vaccinated parents, parents-in-law who are eligible to enter Canada. You can enter the country with a family teacher, or a guardian.
US travelers and all other foreigners who are not fully vaccinated are denied entry.
On September 7, Canada will allow fully vaccinated travelers from all countries to enter, “provided that Canada’s COVID-19 epidemiology remains good.”
Canada leads the G20 countries Vaccination rateApproximately 80% of eligible Canadians are vaccinated with the first vaccination, and over 50% of eligible Canadians are fully vaccinated.
Travelers wishing to enter the country must have a vaccine approved by the Government of Canada, including the Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca / COVISHIELD vaccines, and must be able to present proof of the vaccine in English or French. there is. Alternatively, use a certified translation in addition to the original copy.
There are additional requirements for travelers to enter Canada, including the following:
Before leaving for Canada, please provide COVID-19 related information such as vaccine certification through the ArriveCAN app or web portal.
Meet the pre-entry test requirements.
Asymptomatic on arrival.
Submit a quarantine plan.
Be prepared to quarantine if necessary.
On August 9, the government will also implement other COVID-19 travel-related changes. For domestic and international flights, airlines no longer need to measure the temperature of boarding passengers, nor do they require a three-night government-sponsored hotel stay for travelers arriving by air. The quarantine requirement for children under the age of 12 will also be removed.
The country also announced plans to open its waters to Cruise ship from November 1st.
When will the US-Canada border be open to Canadians?
Border restrictions on unnecessary travel between Canada and the United States came into force in March 2020 and were extended to July 21 in June.
It is unknown when the United States will lift the restrictions.
The Department of Homeland Security said, “To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the United States has extended mandatory travel restrictions at land and ferry intersections between Canada and Mexico until July 21. We have secured access to essential trade and travel. ” In a statement made Monday by Homeland Security spokesman Angelo Fernández.
“DHS has also noted the positive developments of the last few weeks and has worked with other US agencies in the White House Expert Working Group with Canada and Mexico to provide conditions for safe and sustainable relaxation of restrictions. We have identified, “continued the DHS statement.
Homeland Security Minister Bill Blair, who said he had spoken to US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mallorcas on Friday, said the United States had not yet indicated plans to change current restrictions at the border. Canadians can fly to the United States with a negative COVID-19 test.
White House spokesman Jen Psaki was asked in Washington if the United States would make a round trip, saying, “We are continuing to review travel restrictions. The decision to resume travel is guided by public health and medical experts. He will …. I will not. Look at it through mutual intent. “
Contributed by: Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY; Associated Press
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