Government of Canada announces next phase to easing border measures for fully vaccinated travellers


The Government of Canada has announced changes to border restrictions.

Effective September 7, the Government of Canada will open its borders for discretionary travel by fully vaccinated travellers from any country who meet specific entry requirements.

Canada will begin allowing entry to fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents (currently residing in the US) for discretionary travel as of August 9. If they meet the entry criteria, fully vaccinated travellers will not have to quarantine upon arrival to Canada.

To further support these new measures, five additional airports will re-open as soon as possible after August 9 to welcome direct international flights: Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport, Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and the Edmonton International Airport.

This news is a positive and critical step for the recovery of Canadian tourism and business events sectors. We look forward to welcoming back fully vaccinated American visitors as of August 9, and those from other countries on September 7.

For the full announcement, please see the Government of Canada press release.


Please note that we are updating our websites with this new information—further guidance for travellers will be available in the coming days.


Posed: 2021-07-19