The Government of Canada has announced the details of the first phase
of its approach to easing border measures for travellers entering
These cautious adjustments are now possible because of the
successes of the vaccine roll out in Canada and Canadians following
public health measures.
Beginning July 5, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers
who are permitted to enter Canada will not be subject to the federal
requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on day-8. In addition,
fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air will not be required to
stay at a government-authorized hotel.
To be considered fully vaccinated, a traveller must have received 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, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen
(Johnson & Johnson). Travellers can receive their vaccine in any
country, and must provide documentation supporting their vaccination in
English, French or with a certified translation.
For these new measures to apply to them, fully vaccinated travellers
must still meet all other mandatory requirements, including pre- and