The reopening of the Canadian border on Monday for travelers from the United States will be accompanied by new relaxation measures for fully vaccinated visitors.
Ottawa announced on July 19 that this would be the first step in returning unnecessary travel to either side of the border.
As of Monday, Americans and permanent residents will be allowed to re-enter Canada if they have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days and have received one of four vaccines approved by Health Canada, Pfizer, Modernna, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson.
If this measure is respected, American travelers will be exempt from the 14-day quarantine. Ottawa will also close hotels used during the detention period by Monday. Keep in mind that air travelers have to spend a few days in the hotel, the time to receive the results of their screening tests.
Children under the age of 12 who come with a parent or guardian are also excluded from the quarantine as vaccines are not granted to this category of population.
However, travelers are required to show proof of COVID-19 testing before arriving in Canada. If not randomly checked, additional testing required at the time of entry into Canada will not be mandatory by Monday.
New airports for international flights
Quebec City, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Halifax airports will resume international flights on Monday, with flights arriving only at Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary airports.
All travelers must have the Arrivecon application, where they must submit proof of vaccination such as their travel information and their COVID-19 test result in advance.
As the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reached a principled agreement with Ottawa on Friday evening, it is expected that border crossing queues will register no interruption on August 9, other than Friday, with more than 36 hours of negotiations and a strike call.
After the Americans, it will be the turn of travelers from other countries to set foot in Canada again on September 7th.