COVID-19 Guidance for Travelers

We’re ready to welcome you with open hearts. The Canada border will be reopening to fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents (currently residing in the US) for discretionary travel as of August 9, 2021. For up to date information on travel to Canada please visit our COVID-19 Guidance for Travelers page.

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America has states, Canada has provinces and territories. Same idea, only bigger.

British Columbia

British Columbia
Where the Pacific is met by bustling city, towering forest and rugged mountain.

Where the Pacific is met by bustling city, towering forest and rugged mountain.

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Alberta

Alberta
From Rocky Mountains to prairie land, all with a distinctly western feel.

From Rocky Mountains to prairie land, all with a distinctly western feel.

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Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan
World class fishing, canoeing, wildlife, and distinct urban landscapes all under the canvas of breathtaking skies.

World class fishing, canoeing, wildlife, and distinct urban landscapes all under the canvas of breathtaking skies.

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Manitoba

Manitoba
Take in the cultural icons of Winnipeg or meet polar bears and the wonders of the North.

Take in the cultural icons of Winnipeg or meet polar bears and the wonders of the North.

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Ontario

Ontario
Exciting urban life in the south gives way to the charm of the Great Lakes and the North.

Exciting urban life in the south gives way to the charm of the Great Lakes and the North.

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Quebec

Quebec
Become lost in the magic of Montreal and Quebec City, and discover the natural wonder of the St Lawrence and beyond.

Become lost in the magic of Montreal and Quebec City, and discover the natural wonder of the St Lawrence and beyond.

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New Brunswick

New Brunswick
Witness the highest tides in the world, explore amazing scenic drives, and be inspired by original beauty.

Witness the highest tides in the world, explore amazing scenic drives, and be inspired by original beauty.

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Nova Scotia

Take in year-round surfing and sea kayaking, wineries and markets, and the world famous Cape Breton Island

Take in year-round surfing and sea kayaking, wineries and markets, and the world famous Cape Breton Island

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Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island
Stunning sand beaches, green pastoral landscape and a unique island way of life.

Stunning sand beaches, green pastoral landscape and a unique island way of life.

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Newfoundland & Labrador

18,000 miles of rugged coastline, including Gros Morne National Park, will leave you speechless.

18,000 miles of rugged coastline, including Gros Morne National Park, will leave you speechless.

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Yukon

Yukon
Iconic wilderness parks in the land of the midnight sun and a vibrant First Nations culture.

Iconic wilderness parks in the land of the midnight sun and a vibrant First Nations culture.

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Northwest Territories

Witness the magic of the Northern Lights, explore vast national parks and hook the catch of a lifetime in the beating heart of the north.

Witness the magic of the Northern Lights, explore vast national parks and hook the catch of a lifetime in the beating heart of the north.

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Nunavut

Experience the True North and the Inuit way of life while exploring vast expanses of pristine wilderness.

Experience the True North and the Inuit way of life while exploring vast expanses of pristine wilderness.

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British Columbia

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of August 9, no self-isolation upon entering British Columbia for fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US). Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to complete a 14 day self-isolation, but must follow strict public health measures which include avoiding group settings, such as camps and daycares.

Travel restrictions - As of August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US) can travel to British Columbia. Entry will continue to be prohibited for American travelers who are not fully vaccinated.

As of July 28, travel to and from the Central Okanagan (Kelowna, West Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country and Westbank First Nations lands) is strongly discouraged unless individuals are fully vaccinated.

Some Indigenous communities in BC are not welcoming visitors at this time. Indigenous Tourism BC has a list of Indigenous experiences in the province that are currently open and welcoming visitors.

Current Phase/Stage - BC is in Step 3 of its 4-step Restart Plan. As of July 29, masks are mandatory in the Central Okanagan in indoor public spaces for anyone over the age of 12, and are encouraged outdoors when people cannot physically distance.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants & Dining

All restaurants, cafes, pubs, breweries and nightclubs can resume regular operations with the exceptions of no socializing between tables and no dancing.

Activities & Attractions

Businesses are beginning their transition from a COVID-19 Safety Plan to a communicable disease plan. Some safety measures will remain, like physical barriers. Casinos are open at reduced capacity. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.

Most parks, beaches and outdoor spaces are open.

Free day-use passes are required to visit Garibaldi, Golden Ears, Joffre Lakes, Mount Robson and Stawamus Chief provincial parks. Provincial park campground reservations open two months in advance at the time of booking. Group camping sites have returned to normal occupancy levels.

Alberta

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of August 9, no self-isolation upon entering Alberta for fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US). Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to complete a 14 day self-isolation, but must follow strict public health measures which include avoiding group settings, such as camps and daycares.

Travel restrictions - As of August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US) can travel to Alberta. Entry will continue to be prohibited for American travelers who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - Alberta is in Stage 3 of Alberta's Open for Summer Plan roadmap.

All public health restrictions have been lifted, with masking still required in health-care settings and on public transit.

Hotels & Accommodation

Hotels, motels, hunting and fishing lodges can resume regular operations.

Restaurants & Dining

All restaurants and other licenced establishments can resume regular operations.

Activities & Attractions

All retail businesses, plus entertainment businesses and entities, including casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums and galleries, can resume regular operations. Outdoor spaces and parks are open.

Saskatchewan

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of August 9, no self-isolation upon entering Saskatchewan for fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US). Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to complete a 14 day self-isolation, but must follow strict public health measures which include avoiding group settings, such as camps and daycares.

Travel restrictions - As of August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US) can travel to Saskatchewan. Entry will continue to be prohibited for American travelers who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - As of July 11, Saskatchewan is in Step 3 of the Re-Opening Roadmap.

All public health orders are lifted, including the removal of the province-wide mandatory masking order.

Hotels & Accommodation

As of July 11, accommodations can resume regular operations.

Restaurants & Dining

As of July 11, all restaurants and licenced establishments, including nightclubs, can resume regular operations.

Activities & Attractions

As of July 11, all businesses and enterprises, arenas, movie theatres performing arts venues, art galleries and casinos can resume regular operations.

Manitoba

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of August 9, no self-isolation upon entering Manitoba for fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US). Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to complete a 14 day self-isolation, but must follow strict public health measures which include avoiding group settings, such as camps and daycares. 

Travel restrictions - As of August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US) can travel to Manitoba. Entry will continue to be prohibited for American travelers who are not fully vaccinated.

Travel to and from northern Manitoba is restricted and non-essential travel is discouraged, unless travelers are fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - All regions in Manitoba are in the orange (restricted) response level.

As of July 17, Manitoba is in Milestone 2 of the 4-3-2-One Great Summer Reopening Path.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants & Dining

As of July 17, restaurants and bars can open for indoor and outdoor dining at maximum 50% capacity. For indoor dining, patrons seated together must be from the same household unless everyone aged 12+ at the table is fully immunized, in which case people from different households may dine together. For outdoor dining, a maximum of 8 people from different households can be seated at one table regardless of immunization status.

Activities & Attractions

As of July 17, retail operations can open to maximum 50% capacity or 500 people, whichever is less.

All museums, galleries, casinos, movie theatres and concert halls can open to maximum 50% capacity for fully immunized people only.

Indoor recreation activities can reopen to maximum 50% capacity. Outdoor recreation activities can open for groups up to 50 people.

Ontario

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of August 9, no self-isolation upon entering Ontario for fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US). Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to complete a 14 day self-isolation, but must follow strict public health measures which include avoiding group settings, such as camps and daycares.

Travel restrictions - As of August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US) can travel to Ontario. Entry will continue to be prohibited for American travelers who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - As of July 16, Ontario is in Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen.

Hotels & Accommodation

As of July 16: Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place. Indoor recreational facilities that are part of the operations can open with restrictions.

Overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including in Ontario Parks, can operate.

Other restrictions may apply.

Restaurants & Dining

As of July 16: Indoor and outdoor dining is permitted at restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments with no limits to the number of patrons per table, and with physical distancing measures in place.

Nightclubs can open to 25% capacity or 250 people, whichever is less, and with distancing measures in place.

Other restrictions may apply.

Activities & Attractions

As of July 16: Retail business can operate with physical distancing measures in place. Amusement parks and waterparks can operate to maximum 75% capacity outdoors and maximum 50% capacity indoors, with other restrictions.

Outdoor seated performing arts venues (including live music) and outdoor cinemas can operate to maximum 75% capacity, or 15,000 people, whichever is less, and other restrictions. For outdoor unseated events, spectators permitted at a maximum capacity of 75% or 5,000 people, whichever is less, and other restrictions. Drive-in or drive-through venues can operate with restrictions.

Indoor seated concert venues, theatres and cinemas can operate to maximum 50% capacity or 1,000 people, whichever is less, and other restrictions. Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments can operate to maximum 50% capacity, with other restrictions.

Museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions can operate to maximum 75% capacity outdoors and 50% capacity indoors, with other restrictions. Tour and guide services can operate with distancing measures in place. Boat tours can operate up to a maximum 50% capacity, with physical distancing measures in place.

Other restrictions may apply.

Quebec

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of August 9, no self-isolation upon entering Quebec for fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US). Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to complete a 14 day self-isolation, but must follow strict public health measures which include avoiding group settings, such as camps and daycares.

Travel restrictions - As of August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US) can travel to Ontario. Entry will continue to be prohibited for American travelers who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - Quebec’s reopening plan is in effect.

All regions are in Level 1 – Vigilance (green) of Quebec’s regional alert system.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants & Dining

Restaurant indoor dining can have up to 10 people or 3 private residences per table. Outdoor dining can have up to 20 people per table.

Bars, breweries, taverns and casinos can open to maximum 50% capacity; alcohol sales must cease at 1am and establishments must close by 2am. Indoor dining can have up to 10 people or 3 private residences per table. Outdoor patios can have up to 20 people per table.

All establishments are required to capture  the contact information of patrons.  

Activities & Attractions

As of July 12, capacity restrictions are lifted for retail stores. Most other businesses can operate with distancing measures in place. Cinemas can open up to maximum 250 people per room.

New Brunswick

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of August 9, no self-isolation upon entering New Brunswick for fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US). Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to complete a 14 day self-isolation, but must follow strict public health measures which include avoiding group settings, such as camps and daycares.

Travel restrictions - As of August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US) can travel to New Brunswick. Entry will continue to be prohibited for American travelers who are not fully vaccinated

Current Phase/Stage - As of July 31, New Brunswick is in Phase 3 of its 3-phase provincial reopening plan, Path to Green. All public health orders are lifted, including the removal of the requirement to wear face masks in public. Some facilities and businesses may choose to maintain their own policies on protective health measures.

Hotels & Accommodation

As of July 31, accommodations can resume regular operations.

Restaurants & Dining

As of July 31, all restaurants and licenced establishments can resume regular operations.

Activities & Attractions

As of July 31, all businesses and enterprises, casinos, amusement centres, cinemas and large live performance venues can resume regular operations.

Nova Scotia

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of August 9, no self-isolation upon entering Nova Scotia for fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US). Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to complete a 14 day self-isolation, but must follow strict public health measures which include avoiding group settings, such as camps and daycares.

Travel restrictions - As of August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US) who have completed the Safe Check-in Form can travel to Nova Scotia. Entry will continue to be prohibited for American travelers who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - As of July 14, Nova Scotia is in Phase 4 of its reopening plan.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Both provincial and private campgrounds may open.

Restaurants & Dining

As of July 14, restaurants and licenced establishments can open for indoor and outdoor seated service to a maximum 25 people per table.

Activities & Attractions

As of July 14, retail businesses, museums, and recreation and leisure facilities can operate at full capacity. Parks, beaches and outdoor spaces are open.

Prince Edward Island

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US) who have a PEI Pass do not have to self-isolate, subject to rapid testing at point of entry. Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to complete a 14 day self-isolation, but must follow strict public health measures which include avoiding group settings, such as camps and daycares.

Travel restrictions - As of August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US) who have a PEI Pass can travel to Prince Edward Island. Entry will continue to be prohibited for American travelers who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage -

As of July 18, Prince Edward Island is in Step 4 of its 5-step provincial reopening plan, Moving Forward 2021.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants & Dining

Dine-in can open at restaurants and bars with sufficient distancing measures.

Activities & Attractions

Retail stores, museums and galleries can operate with sufficient distancing measures; movie theatres are limited to 50 people; 3 additional groups of 50 are permitted with an approved operational plan.

Newfoundland & Labrador

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of August 9, no self-isolation upon entering Newfoundland & Labrador for fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US). Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to complete a 14 day self-isolation, but must follow strict public health measures which include avoiding group settings, such as camps and daycares.

Travel restrictions - As of August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US) who have submitted the Travel Form within 72 hours of their expected travel date can travel to Newfoundland and Labrador. Entry will continue to be prohibited for American travelers who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - Newfoundland & Labrador is in Alert Level 2.

As of August 1, Newfoundland and Labrador is in Step 2 of its 3-step provincial reopening plan, Together. Again.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Campsites are permitted to open for day use and overnight use subject to the Guidelines for Campgrounds General Restrictions.

Restaurants & Dining

As of August 1, all restaurants and licenced establishments can resume regular operations with the exception of self-serve buffets (still prohibited) as long as physical distancing can be maintained.

Activities & Attractions

As of August 1, retail stores may operate with distancing measures in place. Cinemas, performance spaces and arenas can open to maximum 350 people indoors and 500 people outdoors with physical distancing.

Yukon

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of August 9, no self-isolation upon entering Yukon for fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US). Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age of fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to complete a 14 day self-isolation, but must follow strict public health measures which include avoiding group settings, such as camps and daycares.

Travel restrictions - As of August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US) can travel to Yukon. Entry will continue to be prohibited for American travelers who are not fully vaccinated.

Several First Nations governments and communities currently have travel advisories in place. Travelers are asked to travel responsibly and follow the Safe 6, plus 1.

Current Phase/Stage - Yukon is in the “Next phase” of A Path Forward: Next Steps, the territory’s reopening plan. As of August 4, masks will no longer be mandatory in indoor spaces.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants & Dining

Restaurants and bars can operate at full capacity for dine-in with up to 6 people seated per table and an approved operational plan. As of August 4, all restaurants and licenced establishments can resume regular operations.

Activities & Attractions

All businesses and enterprises can operate with adherence to health measures and with completed operational plans where required. Most parks and outdoor spaces are open. While territorial campgrounds and recreation sites have opened for the season, some are unserviced due to site conditions. It is recommended to check with the facility, tourism operator or Yukon Parks directly to confirm its status.

Northwest Territories

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of August 9, no self-isolation is required for fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US), who are admitted to enter the Northwest Territories. Unvaccinated children (and those travelling with them) will not be able to forgo the mandatory 10-day isolation requirement. All travellers entering the Northwest Territories must file a self-isolation plan, regardless of vaccination status. To fill out a self-isolation plan and find further information about NWT travel restrictions, visit the Government of the Northwest Territories website.

Travel restrictions - As of August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US) may be authorized to travel to the Northwest Territories only to participate in remote tourism with an approved remote tourism operator. Fully vaccinated American travellers must have an exemption from the Northwest Territories Chief Public Health Officer; exemption requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry will continue to be prohibited for American travellers who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Phase/Stage - Northwest Territories is in the Indoor Gatherings phase of its reopening plan, Emerging Wisely 2021: Step by Step Together.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants & Dining

Restaurants, bars and lounges can operate at maximum capacity or 200 people, whichever is less.

Activities & Attractions

All businesses and enterprises are permitted to operate with adherence to health measures and following sectoral guidelines. In addition, most parks and outdoor spaces are open. It is recommended to check with the facility or tourism operator directly to confirm its status.

Nunavut

Travel Measures

Traveller self-isolation required - As of August 9, no self-isolation is required for fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US), who are admitted to enter Nunavut. Unvaccinated children will not be able to forgo the mandatory 14-day isolation requirement.

Travel restrictions - As of August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents of the United States (who currently reside in the US) may be authorized to travel to Nunavut. Entry will continue to be prohibited for American travelers who are not fully vaccinated.

Entry into Nunavut requires authorization from the territory’s Chief Public Health Officer. Authorization may be granted for family reunification or engaging in wilderness tourism with an operator that has an approved Wilderness Tourism Operator COVID-19 Operations Plan.

Current Phase/Stage - Every two weeks, the Chief Public Health Officer will decide which measures can be eased, maintained or if additional restrictions are needed.

Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place.

Restaurants & Dining

As of July 30, food service and licenced establishments may open to maximum 75% capacity.

Activities & Attractions

As of July 30, businesses can open with sufficient physical distancing. Businesses that cannot maintain physical distancing may have maximum 10 customers. Galleries and museums can open to maximum 50% capacity or 25 people, whichever is less. Group tours can have up to 10 people and masks are mandatory. Theatres can open to maximum 75% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less. All municipal and territorial parks may open. Arenas can open to maximum 50% capacity or 50 people, whichever is less.

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