FAQ: Travel to Canada as a tourist in 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:00:41 +0000

Canada is finally opening up to tourists after keeping the border tightly-zipped for the past 17 months, but things are still not totally back to normal. In early July, the gradual reopening of the Canadian border began with fully vaccinated exempt travellers. Then on July 19, Health Canada announced that restrictions would be even less […]

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Canada reopening border to fully vaccinated tourists

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:19:36 +0000

Canada is reopening the border to fully vaccinated tourists this summer. Summary of new policies: Fully vaccinated U.S. tourists can enter Canada starting August 9 Hotel quarantine policy ending August 9 Fully vaccinated children of Canadians, and other exempt travellers to have amended quarantine starting August 9 Fully vaccinated tourists from all countries can enter […]

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Canada announcing updates to border measures today

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:19:36 +0000

Canadian ministers are announcing updates to border measures today, July 19. Note: This story is developing. CIC News will update it throughout the day. A news conference with federal government officials is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Health Canada, lead by Health Minister Patty Hajdu, is expected to announce some border easing of border […]

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Canadians say 75% should be vaccinated before border reopens

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 09:00:36 +0000

Justin Trudeau’s government says the Canada-U.S. border will not open to tourism until at least 75 per cent of Canadians are fully vaccinated — and the majority of Canadians agree. Responses from a new Angus Reil poll suggest Canadians are still cautious about reopening the border. The majority say — if the choice was theirs […]

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Canada’s border could open to all fully vaccinated tourists in September

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 03:04:44 +0000

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office is saying the Canada-U.S. border could start opening to fully vaccinated tourists in mid-August, and by early September for all other countries. On July 15, the prime minister spoke with provincial leaders and the minister of intergovernmental affairs on a number of topics. Among them were Canada’s vaccination rates and […]

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What travellers to Canada can expect on July 21

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 09:00:29 +0000

Before the end of the day on July 21, the Canadian government will have to make a decision on whether or not to extend its travel restrictions. Currently, Canada’s borders are closed to non-essential travel. Those allowed to enter are subject to quarantine measures, unless the government considers them to be fully vaccinated. Also, direct […]

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Trudeau says unvaccinated tourists can’t travel to Canada for “quite a while”

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 09:00:54 +0000

Canada’s prime minister says the next phase of border reopening will pertain to vaccinated travellers, but unvaccinated travellers will have to wait. In response to a reporter’s question on when Canada will let in more vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists, Trudeau replied that in regards to letting in unvaccinated travellers: “I can tell you right now, […]

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When will Canada reopen the border?

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 09:00:46 +0000

Canada has renewed travel restrictions every month since the pandemic hit, but this July might be different. The federal government is now saying 75 per cent of Canadians need to be fully vaccinated before the border reopens. The latest government data show that 31 per cent of eligible Canadians are fully vaccinated, and 76 per […]

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Canada’s travel rules at a glance

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 09:00:05 +0000

Canada’s first phase of easing travel restrictions begins today, July 5. As of 12:01 a.m. Eastern, fully vaccinated travellers who are exempt from border restrictions can now skip quarantine. They also do not have to do day-eight testing. Those arriving by air do not need to stay at a government-authorized hotel to await their on-arrival […]

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Canada’s measures for fully vaccinated travellers now begin earlier

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 17:58:29 +0000

Fully vaccinated travellers will benefit from the reduced quarantine measure almost 24 hours earlier than expected. Starting July 5 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time, fully vaccinated travellers will not have to quarantine for 14 days or complete a day-eight test. Also, those arriving by air will not have to stay at a government-approved hotel to […]

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