Fully Vaccinated Foreigners Can Come to Canada If Certain Conditions Are Met

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

Beginning September 7, foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated with Healthy Canadians approved COVID-19 vaccines may be eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) travel.

To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you must:
  • be eligible to enter Canada on the specific date you enter
  • have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19
  • have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines
  • have received your last dose at least 14 days prior to the day you enter Canada
  • Example: if your last dose was anytime on Thursday July 1st, then Friday July 16th would be the first day that you meet the 14-day condition
  • upload your proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
  • meet all other entry requirements (for example, pre-entry test)
Accepted COVID-19 vaccines in Canada
  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)

More information: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada