Canada to Ease Border Measures for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Updates

On July 19, the Government of Canada announced a plan to gradually re-open our borders. 

Starting August 9, 2021:
  • Canada plans to begin allowing entry to American citizens and permanent residents, who are currently residing in the United States, and have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entering Canada for non-essential travel. 
  • International flights carrying passengers will be permitted to land at five additional Canadian airports, including Edmonton International Airport
  • The three-night government authorized hotel stay requirement will be eliminated for all travellers arriving by air as of 12:01 A.M. EDT on August 9, but all travellers must still provide a quarantine plan and be prepared to quarantine. 
On September 7, 2021

If the COVID-19 situation remains favourable within Canada, the Government intends to open borders to any fully vaccinated travellers who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements. 

Word of the Day: 

Course: a series of repeated doses (of medication or vaccination) 

* Information in this post is based on the official government news release dated July 19, 2021: