Starting July 5th, Canadians and permanent residents who have received two valid doses of approved COVID vaccine will no longer be required to quarantine for 14 days or stay at government-authorized hotels when entering Canada.
The federal government hasn’t announced any exemptions for foreign nationals yet, and this policy doesn’t apply to fully vaccinated foreign nationals except international students.
Also, the Canada-U.S. border closure for non-essential travel has been extended to July 21st.
While quarantine is no longer required for fully vaccinated Canadians or permanent residents, they would still need to:
- Show proof of approved COVID vaccination;
- Download the ArriveCAN app before arriving and submit required COVID documents;
- Undergo a COVID test before and after entering Canada;
- Have a suitable quarantine plan.
* It’s important to note that non-vaccinated children accompanying them will be exempted from staying in a government-authorized hotel. However, they will be required to quarantine at home for 14 days.
Health Canada-approved COVID vaccines that would qualify:
- Johnson & Johnson.
* Any other COVID vaccine will not be qualify.
* The second dose of vaccine must have been received at least 14 days before entering Canada.