Visiting Canada May Be Closer Than You Think

by Olivia Newman
Visiting Canada

If visiting Canada was on your bucket list in 2021/22 then you may just be in luck, as they reveal their plans for tourists’ arrivals back into the country.

Visiting Canada

Put Toronto on your Travel list. | © Conor Samuel

Canada and The Coronavirus

Canada is set to receive 7.1 million coronavirus vaccine doses this week as they look to reopen their borders to people wanting to visit the country.  From 9th of August, Canada has stated that fully vaccinated American citizens can visit the country on non-essential purposes. The travellers must be double dosed by a shot that Canada recognises and accepts.

Visiting Canada

Travel returns to Canada soon. | © Aditya Chinchure

The border between Canada and the U.S. has been closed since March 21st 2020, so it’s a huge step on the path of recovering from the pandemic for both countries.

International Tourists Visiting Canada

For the rest of the world, the good news comes a month later. Canada will open their borders to international tourists hopefully on the 7th of September. The same applies to global visitors – they must too be fully vaccinated with a Canadian recognised double dose. Those travelling must have a plan of how they’ll quarantine and be ready to self-isolate if need be if they do not align with Canada’s travel rules.

Visiting Canada

Open borders are back…soon! | © Eugene Aikimov

This is subject to the pandemic staying under control in the country and cases of COVID-19 staying low.

The Prime Minister of Canada stated a couple weeks ago, that unvaccinated travellers will have to wait quite a while before entering the country. They also recently extended the ban on direct flights from India until late in August.

Will you be booking you flight for Canada once international travel resumes as normal again? Let us know in the comments below!

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