The Government of Canada announced that starting July 5, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EDT, all fully-vaccinated travellers (Canadians, Permanent Residents, foreign nationals travelling for essential purposes) will be exempted from the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on Day 8 after their arrival. In addition, fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel.

Travellers must provide proof of their vaccinations electronically through the Government of Canada’s ArriveCAN application and will still need to meet all other mandatory requirements such as pre- and on-arrival COVID-19 testing.

To be considered fully vaccinated, a traveller must have received the full-series or a combination of the following vaccinations:

  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer

For travellers who are not fully vaccinated, there are no changes in the current border restrictions.

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