Canada Reopens Borders to Fully Vaccinated Tourists

Canada Reopens Borders to Fully Vaccinated Tourists

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Canada Reopens Borders to Fully Vaccinated Tourists

Canada Reopens Borders to Fully Vaccinated Tourists

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Travel restrictions loosened

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can enter Canada after the government reopened the door to non-essential trips. Visitors must use the ArriveCAN app to enter their proof of vaccination, negative test result and passenger locator information.

“A traveller must have received, and show proof of, the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada,” the Canadian government stated.

Currently, the country accepts the vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). In addition, proof of a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before departure is required as antigen test results are not accepted in Canada.

Positive signs of recovery

The easing of border measures for fully vaccinated international tourists comes amid a rising vaccination rate in the country and a steady drop in Covid-19 cases.  Canada has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world with more than 80% of eligible people receiving at least one dose as of August 28.

“This data along with continued adherence to public health measures by Canadians and incoming travellers, means that Canada is better able to prevent outbreaks of infection and can now allow more incoming fully vaccinated travellers without increasing the risk to the health and safety of Canadians,” the government said. 

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