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Negative COVID result, app download: Here's what you'll need to go to Canada beginning Aug. 9

Posted at 10:36 AM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 17:47:52-04

(WXYZ) — Canada is planning on opening its borders to Americans beginning August 9, but there are several requirements Americans must follow before entry is granted.

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This is the required criteria for Americans who are seeking entry into Canada:

  • Fully vaccinated Americans must have received these vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson.
  • Travelers must provide COVID-19-related information electronically through the ArriveCan app, including proof of vaccination before departing for Canada. Travelers must also hold onto their physical proofs of vaccination.
  • All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, will still require a pre-entry COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of arriving to Canada.
  • All travellers must still present a suitable quarantine plan, and be prepared to quarantine, should they not meet all of the conditions required to be exempt from quarantine.
  • Travelers will also be required to follow public health measures in place, such as monitoring for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, wearing a mask when in public and keeping a copy of their vaccination documentation and test results - as well as a list of close contacts and locations visited - for 14 days after entry to Canada.
  • For air travel, passengers continue to have to wear a mask in Canadian airports and on board flights to, from and within Canada, with few exceptions, and regardless of their vaccination status.