For foreigners who have been barred from entering Canada for nearly 16 months, the wait will soon be over. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States currently residing in the United States will be allowed to enter Canada beginning August 9. Since March 2020, non-essential travel into has been prohibited, as the Canadian government believes it is essential to combat the spread of Covid-19.
International passengers may be allowed to enter starting September 7 if the “COVID-19 epidemiology remains favourable,” according to a statement released by the Canadian government on Monday. All foreign passengers who are not fumigated will be denied entry to Canada. According to the statement, all fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents must have had the entire series of vaccines — or a combination of immunizations — recognized by the Canadian government at least 14 days before entering Canada.
Unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 who enter Canada with vaccinated parents or guardians will not be required to quarantine for 14 days. Fully vaccinated tourists will not be required to take a post-arrival test unless they are randomly selected at the port of entry to do a Covid-19 molecular test. Regardless of vaccine status, all travelers entering Canada must have a negative PCR or molecular test within 72 hours of requesting entry. However, the White House refused to commit to reopening its northern border to Canadians on Monday.