Hello, folks! If you didn’t catch the initial announcement, Canada has reopened its borders for international travellers as of today. Of course, it’s not a free-for-all, since there are strict requirements in place for those who wish to visit. Care for a recap? We’ve got you covered, don’t worry.
Starting today (September 7th), foreign travellers (that aren’t from the US) will be able to enter Canada without a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Our borders opened for American travellers back in August, with largely the same requirements as what’s in place now. So, let’s check that out.
(1/5) As of September 7, fully vaccinated travellers, from any country, can enter Canada. They will not have to quarantine upon arrival if they meet all mandatory requirements. https://t.co/MO267u38oB pic.twitter.com/vBcQn4kUKB
— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth) September 7, 2021
The requirements are are:
- must be asymptomatic
- must have a verified negative test result within 72 hours of their flight to Canada
- must be fully vaccinated, using a Health Canada approved vaccine
- must submit all requirements via official Canada services and channels
Apparently, these fully vaccinated travellers present a minimal risk to Canada’s public health system, which is why the plan has gone through. Even still, flights with potential COVID exposure continue to be catalogued by the federal government.
For more information on the requirements for foreign nationals to visit Canada once more, head to the CBSA website.