Canada is allowing fully vaccinated tourists from all over the world to travel to the country. As of September 7, 2021, Canada is now opening its borders to tourists who are fully vaccinated.
Fully vaccinated travellers are those who need to have received two doses of either the Pfizer vaccine, the Moderna vaccine or the AstraZeneca vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen vaccine. Currently, Canada has not approved any other vaccine that may have been in use elsewhere in the world.
The full border relaxations are followed by allowing fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents to enter Canada since August 9, 2021.
The present border & travel relaxations are expected to benefit temporary workers, international students, and other individuals who are travelling for an essential reason. It is also paving the path for more immigration aspirants to actively apply for Canadian immigration.
Things to Note Before Travelling to Canada
Prospective travellers to Canada may still need to follow certain guidelines before they could land in Canada.
Foremost, Travellers coming to Canada are required to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to their landing in Canada. All the required personal & travel documents must be submitted through the ArriveCAN mobile or web application.
Travellers are exempted from quarantine, however, may still be expected to prepare a quarantine plan, if selected at random by the border patrol. Unvaccinated individuals under 12 years old will be allowed to enter Canada without needing to quarantine if their parent or guardian is fully vaccinated and is accompanying them.
All international flights to Canada will arrive at one of these nine Canadian airports as listed below:
- Toronto Pearson International Airport
- Montreal-Trudeau International Airport
- Vancouver International Airport
- Calgary International Airport
- Halifax Stanfield International Airport
- Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport
- Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
- Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
- Edmonton International Airport
Travel Ban Continues for Travellers from India & Morocco
In addition, flights from India will continue to be banned until at least September 21, and flights from Morocco will be banned until at least September 29.
This is not to suggest that Indians or Morocco nationals cannot enter Canada. They would require to stop at a third country and test negative for COVID-19, before continuing to Canada. The COVID-19 test will need to be conducted within 72 hours before the departure of the final flight to Canada.
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Canada is on track to meet its annual immigration targets. This gives a scope for immigration aspirants to Canada can continue planning for their permanent residency. Book your free appointment with CanApprove to know more.