by Global Affairs Canada, posted on 9:34 AM, July 2, 2021
While the government still recommends avoiding all non-essential travel out of the country, fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada will have certain exemptions starting July 5th.
The Government of Canada continues to recommend that you avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice. However, July 5, 2021 (at 12:01 a.m.), there will be exemptions for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada who meet specific conditions and are allowed to enter:
- Fully vaccinated travellers will not be required to quarantine or complete a day-8 test. In addition, fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel to await their on-arrival test result.
- Fully vaccinated travellers must still meet the pre-entry and on-arrival testing requirements, be asymptomatic and must submit all required COVID-19 information electronically into ArriveCAN prior to travel to Canada, have a paper or digital copy of their proof of vaccination, and have a suitable quarantine plan.
- To be considered fully vaccinated, travellers must have received at least 14 days prior to entering Canada, the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine — or combination of vaccines —accepted by the Government of Canada. Travellers must provide proof of vaccination in English or French (or a certified translation).
There are no changes to Canada’s current border measures for travellers who are not fully vaccinated. They must continue to adhere to the current testing and federal 14-day quarantine requirements, and provide COVID-19-related information electronically through ArriveCAN before arriving in Canada. Not fully vaccinated air travellers must also book a three-night stay at a government-authorized hotel before their departure to Canada