Canada open to Brits from September 7
by Steve Hartridge
Canada has announced it will open its borders on September to UK and other international arrivals that are fully vaccinated on .
Visitors must have had both jabs at least 14 days before they arrive in Canada and will not be required to quarantine in the country.
All travellers will still require a pre-entry COVID-19 'molecular' test result but fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need a post-arrival test unless they are randomly selected to complete one on the first day of their stay in Canada.
Also due to be axed is the three-night government authorized hotel stay requirement.
All travellers will have to use the new ArriveCAN (app or web portal) to submit their travel information.
The Canadian Government is also advising that some provinces and territories may have their own entry restrictions in place and that travellers are urged to check and follow both the federal and any provincial or territorial restrictions and requirements before travelling.
Arriving visitors will be able to fly into a wider range of airports. Currently just four international gateways are open to international passenger flights: Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Calgary International Airport and Vancouver International Airport.
However, effective effective August 9, 2021 - the date Canada will begin permitting entry to American citizens and permanent residents, residing in the U.S. - international flights will also be allowed to land at five more airports: Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport; and Edmonton International Airport.
The opening of the borders is still dependent on "Canada's domestic epidemiologic situation remaining favourable."
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, said: "Working collaboratively with provinces, territories, Indigenous partners, and others to encourage Canadians to get vaccinated and follow public health advice is enabling us to begin welcoming more travellers back to Canada. Our government will continue to work with Canadian and international partners to ensure the border reopening is done in a safe and responsible way."