Canada Introduces New Measures for Fully Vaccinated International Travelers

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September 6. As was first announced on July 19, the government of Canada will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals meeting the conditions to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) purposes starting on Sept. 7, 2021. Canada says this decision is based on the latest available data, scientific evidence and epidemiological situation both in Canada and internationally.

Between Aug. 9 and 26, the positivity rate for fully vaccinated travelers randomly selected for testing at the border was 0.19 percent (112 positive tests out of 58,878 completed). While cases are currently increasing in Canada, the illness severity and hospitalization rates remain manageable as Canada’s vaccination rates continue to rise. This data, along with continued adherence to public health measures by Canadians and incoming travelers, means that Canada is better able to prevent outbreaks of infection and can now allow more incoming fully vaccinated travelers without increasing the risk to the health and safety of Canadians.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Sept. 7, 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism. But these individuals must be fully vaccinated and travelers must have received and show proof of the full series of a vaccine, or combination of vaccines, accepted by the government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).

Source: Insider Travel Report

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