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The Latest on Entering Canada

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Post by ferret Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:25 am

This is for people flying to Canada. I do not know the current status of driving in...

https://ca.yahoo.com/news/travelling-within-canada-rules-changed-080000189.html

Vaccines approved in Canada... https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/covid19-industry/drugs-vaccines-treatments/vaccines.html

Lots of hoops to jump through. Be safe!
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Post by Dostortas Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:20 pm

The federal government announced Monday that as of Aug. 9, fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents who currently reside in the U.S. can travel to Canada for non-essential purposes.
As of the same date, the government authorized hotel quarantine requirement will be eliminated for all travellers, allowing unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers to go straight to their quarantine location for 14 days.

COVID-19 pre-departure testing will be be required, regardless of vaccination status, but on Aug. 9, testing will shift to a mandatory, randomized model upon entry into Canada for fully vaccinated travellers.

"This shift allow us to focus efforts on unvaccinated travellers, while still keeping track of new variant," Minister of Health Patty Hajdu said at a press conference on Monday.

On Sept. 7, fully vaccinated travellers from any country will be allowed to come to Canada for non-essential purposes, with proof of vaccination.

A traveller is considered fully vaccinated after they have received a full series of Health Canada-authorized COVID-19 vaccines at least 14 days prior to entering the country. Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 and dependent children (due to a mental or physical condition) of fully vaccinated travellers do not need to quarantine for 14 days, but need to avoid group setting like summer camps, daycares and schools for 14 days.

Transport Canada will also remove the requirement for the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to perform pre-board temperature screening of passengers on all domestic flights and international departures, and airport workers, on Aug. 9.

Beginning on the same date, international flights will be permitted to land at the following five additional Canadian airports, in addition to Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Calgary International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport:
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.

Traveller coming to Canada, in addition to the pre-departure testing requirement, must provide submit their information, including proof of vaccination, prior to departure electronically through ArriveCAN, and must be asymptomatic upon arrival. Each traveller needs to also have a paper or digital copy of their vaccination documentation in English or French (or certified translation, along with the original) to show border official on request.

Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, confirmed that all travellers must present a suitable quarantine plan, in case it's determined at the border that they do not meet all of the conditions to be exempt from quarantine.

"Without this proof of vaccinated submitted in advance through ArriveCAN, foreign nationals travelling for non-essential purposes will not be allowed to board a flight to Canada," Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, said on Monday.

Blair stressed that while Canada will be loosening restrictions for American citizens and permanent residents to travel to Canada for non-essential purposes, the U.S. has not announced reciprocal rules at this time.

Blair confirmed that he has spoken to Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, who indicated that the current restrictions on incoming Canadian travellers to the U.S. will "likely be rolled over" on Jul. 21 and there are no plans to make any change.

"The earlier start date of Aug. 9 for fully vaccinated American citizens permanent residents is an acknowledgement and recognition of our shared border and our close relationship with the United States," Blair said. "It will give the opportunity to test our processes and the ensure that they are effective in maintaining the health and safety of Canadians.

Alghabra also confirmed that the existing ban on direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India is being extended for another 30 days, until Aug. 21.

"This extension is based on the advice received from the Public Health Agency of Canada and will best protect Canadians from an increased introduction of the Delta variant, which is prevalent in India," he said.

Some people also took to social media to question the extension of the flight ban.




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Post by Dostortas Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:22 pm

Canadians, start your engines.  News just dropped, restrictions are being lifted for fully vaccinated Americans in August and opening to fully vaccinated non essential visitors in September.  Nice to see some progress.

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Post by ChrisR Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:34 pm

Good news for American tourists who want to cross the border into Canada. Unfortunately, we have yet to hear a reciprocal response from the US.

Is it even wise to open borders right now with a dramatic increase in Delta variant cases?

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/delta-variant-now-makes-up-83-per-cent-of-u-s-cases-cdc-says-1.5516249



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Post by Dostortas Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:55 pm

I don’t disagree, it’s a gamble, it’s also progress, finding different ways to cope with the situation so we’re not in a world pause.

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Post by ferret Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:27 pm

Yes, it's a gamble. Time will tell if it's the wrong choice. OTOH, Canada is doing an excellent job of getting people vaccinated now after the dismal start because of undelivered vaccines that were ordered well in advance.
Canadians are mostly in agreement about the benefits of being vaccinated. If you are NOT vaccinated with a vaccine on their approved list, it is highly unlikely that you will be able to enter. Fingers and toes crossed.
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Post by ComputerGuy Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:29 pm

All wonderful, isn't it? Except for this Canadian, fully-vaccinated with Sinovac, who can't get in to visit his own family without a 2-week quarantine because this particular vaccine isn't recognized by the gov't. This "pick and choose" approach doesn't work for me. I didn't get to pick and choose which vaccine I got here.
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Post by ferret Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:04 am

Absolutely agree with you ComputerGuy! Canada's government did say to take ANY vaccine that was offered but are now being selective. I do sympathize.
Many have flown to the U.S. to get the one shot J&J to compensate BUT I read this morning that J&J may not be particularly efficient against the Delta variant. It's a nasty spot to be in.
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Post by brigitte Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:32 am

I have the same problem gong to France as I received Sinovac. The association of French Citizen abroad is working on it with the government but so far no deal. It is worse there as you have to have a sanipass to get into about everywhere, like restaurants. buses , trains, hospitals etc..

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Post by RickS Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:58 pm


So a US Citizen 'could' enter Canada but 'can't get back' eh?
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Post by ferret Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:25 pm

LOL. That would be funny if it actually was the case. U.S. citizens have always been allowed INTO the U.S...drive or walk...with no test and no required vaccination. Canadians have always been able to fly into the U.S. but can't walk across the CBX bridge from Mexico to the U.S.
Don't know who writes the rules but there are huge gaps in their logic.
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Post by ComputerGuy Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:02 pm

I suspect because airlines have all kinds of staff and check-points in abundance on all ends of the journey, while the border has only the guards. It's always about budget in the end.
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Post by ferret Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:10 pm

Glad to see that they're implementing the law. But, for a breaking story at the end of July, did they really have to use a border photo with SNOW on the ground?
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