The federal government announced today (July 19, 2021) its plans to let fully vaccinated travellers visit Canada again soon:
1 - Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents living in that country will be able to visit Canada without having to quarantine for two weeks.
2 - On Aug. 9, children under 12 — who aren't yet approved to receive a vaccine — will be exempt from the quarantine requirement after entering Canada and can move around with their parents if they follow public health measures but should avoid group settings such as school, camps and daycares — especially indoor ones.
3 - The government said it plans to allow fully vaccinated travellers from all other countries to enter Canada without quarantine on Sept. 7.
-> Adults entering will need to present proof (in either English or French) that they've received a complete round of one of the vaccines approved for use in Canada. That means two doses of either the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca products or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, at least 14 days before arriving.
-> All travellers must use the government's ArriveCAN portal to submit their information. If they meet the government's criteria, they will not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada.
-> Travellers will still need to get a COVID-19 molecular test result before they arrive in Canada.
-> Fully vaccinated travellers will still need to have a quarantine plan in case a border official finds they do not meet the necessary requirements.
-> Canadian citizens and permanent residents - fully vaccinated - have been able to skip the 14-day quarantine requirement since earlier this month.
-> Must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Air passengers need to take the test within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of their final direct flight to Canada.
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