Canada to Lift Some Border Restrictions from July 5

On Monday, June 21, Canada announced a phased approach to easing border measures for travelers. From July 5, Canada will ease some border restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers.

What to Expect from July 5, 2021, at 11:59 PM
  • Fully vaccinated travelers who are permitted to enter Canada will not have to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on day-8.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers arriving by air will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel.

Fully vaccinated travelers must still meet all other mandatory requirements, including pre- and on-arrival testing, and showing no symptoms. Travelers will have to have a paper or digital copy of their vaccination documentation and provide COVID-19-related information electronically through ArriveCAN prior to arrival.

All travelers should have a quarantine plan in case they are required to do so based on their ability to meet the requirements.

For travelers who are not fully vaccinated, there are no changes to Canada’s current border measures.


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