From Tuesday 7 September, foreign nationals who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption will be able to enter Canada for non-essential travel.
On Friday 3 September, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) confirmed that vaccinated international travellers who meet the entry requirements will be welcome from Tuesday 7 September 2021.
This news comes just one month after the restrictions on non-essential travel for fully vaccinated visitors from the U.S. was lifted.
Since the #ArrivalRevival plan was announced, local travel agents have been inundated with enquiries from excited Australians, eager to plan their ski holidays, visit family and friends, and use travel credits pending since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to Qantas’ commitment to offer flights from Sydney to Vancouver three times per week from 20 December 2021, Air Canada has announced it will begin flying four times per week between Sydney and Vancouver from 15th December onwards.
While travel will look a little different, and additional pre-travel planning is needed, this is a significant milestone for the Canadian tourism sector.
With Australia on track to reach an 80 percent vaccination rate for those aged 16 and over around 23 November 2021 and 90 percent around 12 December 2021, Australian travellers can stop dreaming and start planning their next Canadian adventure.
Travellers to Canada are encouraged to be fully informed of the pre-entry and on-arrival public health and testing requirements both federally and provincially.
This includes the mandatory use of the ArriveCAN app. Travellers should plan for extra time in the lead-up, and upon the arrival of their trip.
For the latest information on travel to Canada including the updated requirements and restrictions, please visit the Government of Canada website.
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