July 20. Canada will reopen its border to visitors from the U.S. effective Aug. 9 and hopes to allow other foreign nationals in by early September. But the country is only going to be open to fully vaccinated travelers, including Americans.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had indicated that Canada would begin to open its border after it crossed the 75 percent threshold for residents who are at least partly vaccinated. Travelers must present Canadian border officials with proof of vaccination. Canada will accept approved vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Covishield, and Janssen, the brand used by Johnson & Johnson in Canada.
The rather ironic part of all this, however, is that the U.S. still has border restrictions for Canadians. Indeed, the U.S. must decide by July 21 to either extend its border closures between Canada and Mexico by a month or lift them altogether.
As of Aug. 9, Canada also is dropping its mandatory government-approved-hotel quarantine requirement for air travelers, and removing the quarantine period altogether for eligible, fully vaccinated visitors. Children under 12, who are not yet eligible for the vaccines, or dependents of fully vaccinated travelers, will be exempt from a 14-day quarantine. Regardless of vaccination status, all travelers will be required to present a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours before arrival.
Source: Insider Travel Report