Canada Opens Border to Fully Vaccinated Americans
Today is the day! As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, Canada has finally reopened its borders to Americans. The border was closed early in the pandemic and it has remained closed for 17 months.
But there are some things you should know before you head to Canada. Only fully vaccinated Americans may cross the border. So if you are planning a trip north, don’t forget to bring you vaccination card with you (you can upload it in the ArriveCAN app). To be allowed in, you must be fully vaccinated for at least 14 days.
Accepted COVID-19 vaccines for entry into Canada include Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson.
Unvaccinated dependent children can enter with a fully vaccinated parent or guardian who is eligible to enter Canada. If you have health conditions that prevent you from becoming fully vaccinated, you can qualify for eased quarantine and testing requirements but must follow a modified quarantine.
Regardless of vaccination status, everyone visiting Canada will also need to provide negative COVID test results and upload all their travel information to the ArriveCAN platform (download app or access online).
Be prepared for long lines, at least in the first few days. Also make sure to bring your face masks with you. Requirements vary by province, but Ontario for example requires face masks for all indoor settings.
Keep in mind that the border reopening only applies to Americans visiting Canada. Canadian citizens on the other hand, can’t enter the U.S. until August 21.
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So this might be a stupid question… I am assuming US boarder will open to US citizens coming back…
and I am also assuming that if I am visiting Canada for the weekend, less than 72 hours, 1 negative result before starting our journey will be still good to enter Canada and also good for coming back into US no?
now only thing is, I believe Canada requires more expensive PCR test while US does accept cheap Antigen tests. am I right?