Fully Vaccinated Americans Will Soon Be Able to Enter Canada

Fully Vaccinated Americans Will Soon Be Able to Enter Canada

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Fully Vaccinated Americans Will Soon Be Able to Enter Canada

Fully Vaccinated Americans Will Soon Be Able to Enter Canada

© Rene Baker | Unsplash

Positive signs of recovery
After 15 months of closing the border with Americans, the Canadian government made it official on July 19, stating that the country will allow fully vaccinated Americans into Canada starting from August 9. International visitors could also enter the country by September, providing, the "COVID-19 epidemiology remains favourable," the Canadian government said. Currently, more than 70 per cent of Canadians have received the first shot of their vaccine and 51 per cent have been fully vaccinated. The case numbers and severe illnesses continue to decrease as Canada expands its vaccination programmes to young people and targeted hotspots.

Specific requirements to enter Canada
Travellers are considered “fully vaccinated” 14 days after receiving their final vaccination dose. They must have received vaccines approved by the Canadian government. This means Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are accepted. However, those from China or Russia will not be allowed to enter the country. Children under twelve visiting Canada with vaccinated parents or guardians will be exempt from the requirement to quarantine.

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