OTTAWA: Canada will start allowing fully-vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents into the country on Aug. 9 for non-essential travel as the threat from the Covid-19 pandemic fades, Ottawa said yesterday.
Businesses on both sides of the border, particularly the travel and airline industries, are demanding an end to restrictions on non-essential travel between Canada and the United States which were first imposed in March 2020.
Fully-vaccinated visitors from countries other than the US will be permitted to enter beginning on Sept. 7. The relaxation depends on Canada’s Covid-19 epidemiology remaining favourable, the government said.
People eligible to enter Canada must have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days beforehand.