International arrivals will be allowed back into the country from 7 September
Canada has announced plans to reopen its borders to international tourists on 7 September after being largely closed for non-essential travel for more than a year.
Travellers will need to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine recognised by the Canadian government. Those arriving in the country must also have a plan of how they will quarantine and be ready to self-isolate if they do not align with the travel rules.
At a recent press conference, prime minister Justin Trudeau said: “Thanks to the rising vaccination rates and declining Covid-19 cases, we are able to move forward with adjusted border measures.”
The new regulations are subject to the pandemic staying under control in the country and cases of Covid-19 staying low. Trudeau also stated that unvaccinated travellers will have to wait some time before being permitted to enter the country.
As a precursor to the wider reopening, Canada has announced that a 16-month ban on travellers from the US will be lifted, with fully-vaccinated American citizens allow to visit for non-essential purposes from 9 August.
Children under 12 who are not vaccinated will not be required to quarantine if traveling with their fully inoculated parents.