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Canada to reopen border to vaccinated U.S. travelers
Canadian officials said fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents of the United States would be allowed to enter the country starting August 9. Canada hopes to allow visitors from other countries by early September.
On September 7, we intend to allow entry of fully vaccinated travelers from any country, for non-essential travelers. Travelers must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorized by Health Canada, at least 14 days before entering the country. But before that date, August 9, a number of important border changes will come into effect to allow U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated permanent residents who currently reside in the United States to enter Canada for non-essential purposes. The same requirements will apply. Travelers must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorized by Health Canada, at least 14 days before entering the country. Our approach to the border has always been based on the latest science and evidence. This approach will be – the relaxation of measures will be a gradual process, taking into account the immunization rate of Canadians and our own epidemiological situation. All travelers, regardless of their immunization status, will always need a negative pre-departure test. However, starting August 9, we will move to a mandatory randomized test for fully vaccinated travelers. Thus, only those who have been selected at random will need to take a day 1 test. This change allows us to focus our efforts on unvaccinated travelers, while keeping track of new variants.