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Tourists that are fully vaccinated can now come to Canada

As of September 7, 2021, tourists who are fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine at least 14 days prior to travel can enter Canada. Fully vaccinated means a double dose of either Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca, or the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. These are the only brands of approved vaccines.

Know before you go

One of the most important steps that a traveler should take before coming to Canada is to ensure they complete the requirements of ArriveCAN mobile or web application. In addition to this, travelers are required to show a pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result, even if they are fully vaccinated. Upon arriving in Canada, they may also be randomly selected to complete a COVID-19 test in the airport. 

Random testing

While quarantine is not mandatory for fully vaccinated travellers to Canada, provided they meet all the requirements, they will still be expected to prepare a quarantine plan, should the border officer determine that they have not met these requirements.

Travelers under the age of 12 who are unvaccinated will be exempted from quarantining provided that their parent or guardian is fully vaccinated and is travelling with them.


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