Published on : Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Canada is now opening its borders to fully vaccinated tourists as of September 7, 2021.Travelers will need to complete the full course of vaccination. They must also be vaccinated with a vaccine that’s Canada-approved.
This means that travelers will need to receive two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, the Moderna vaccine or the AstraZeneca vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen vaccine. Other vaccines approved elsewhere in the world are currently not accepted.
Besides, travelers need to get their last dosage at least 14 days before traveling to Canada.
Canada first started allowing fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents in Canada starting on August 9, 2021. This first step made the Canadian government prepare for the full opening of their border to vaccinated people.
Travelers visiting Canada need to use the ArriveCAN mobile or web application where they have to submit their personal and travel information.
They will need to produce a pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result, even if they are fully vaccinated. Travelers might also be selected randomly to carry out a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Canada. They will also need to provide proof of their vaccination, and must not exhibit any symptom of the virus.
International flights are allowed to arrive at nine Canadian airports as of now:
• Toronto Pearson International Airport;
• Montreal-Trudeau International Airport;
• Vancouver International Airport;
• Calgary International Airport;
• Halifax Stanfield International Airport;
• Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport;
• Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport;
• Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport;
• Edmonton International Airport.
Flights from India will be banned until at least September 21, and flights from Morocco will be banned until at least September 29.