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Ottawa/Canadian-Media: It was announced Jul 19 by the federal government of Canada that it plans to let fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents starting Aug. 9 at 12:01 a.m. ET. without having to quarantine for two weeks, while fully vaccinated travelers from all other countries would be allowed to enter Canada on Sept. 7.
Canada Border Service Agency. Image credit: Facebook page
Officials also announced July 19 that to exempt children under 12 not yet approved to receive a vaccine will be exempt as of Aug. 9, from the quarantine requirement after entering Canada and can move around with their parents if they follow public health measures, avoid group settings, such as school, camps and daycares, especially indoor ones.
There is mandatory need for foreign travelers entering Canada to present proof (in either English or French) of a complete round of one of the vaccines authorized for use in Canada and submit their information to the government's ArriveCAN portal.
That means two doses of either the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca products, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, at least 14 days before arriving.
They will not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada, subject to meeting the government's criteria, but would would also have to follow provincial and territorial public health measures.
The government also announced July 19 its plan to launch a new surveillance program at airports and land border crossings starting Aug. 9.
14-day Quarantine rules would still need to be followed by unvaccinated or under-vaccinated travelers to Canada.