Since 12:01 am EDT on September 7, 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals are now eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism.
The Government of Canada specifies that these individuals must:
• Be fully vaccinated: a traveler must have received, and show proof of, 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-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
• Have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or their arrival at the land border crossing, or a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days before departure to Canada. Antigen tests, often called “rapid tests,” are not accepted
• Be asymptomatic
• Submit their mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan
• Be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and
• Take a test on arrival, if selected