Beginning Aug. 9, fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents of the United States who currently live in the U.S. will be permitted to enter Canada for nonessential travel. Entry to Canada will continue to be prohibited for U.S. travelers who are not fully vaccinated.
To be eligible to enter Canada, a person must have received the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the government of Canada at least 14 days before entering Canada. The current list of acceptable vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.
Unvaccinated children under the age of 12, or unvaccinated dependent children (due to a mental or physical condition), can accompany a fully vaccinated parent, stepparent, guardian or tutor.
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, fully vaccinated travelers are required to:
—Provide COVID-19-related information electronically through ArriveCAN (app or web portal), including proof of vaccination before departing for Canada (subject to limited exceptions).
—Meet the preentry testing requirements.
—Be asymptomatic upon arrival.
—Have a paper or digital copy of their vaccination documentation in English or French (or certified translation, along with the original) ready to show a government official upon request.