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Here's What You Need To Know About Entering Canada If You're A Fully Vaccinated American

Here's how you prove your vaccination status and what you need to do when you arrive.

On Monday, July 19, the Federal Government announced updates to Canada's travel restrictions. The updates that will come into effect on August 9 pertain to fully vaccinated Americans travelling to Canada.

While people in this demographic will now be able to enter Canada for non-essential reasons, there are still a number of rules in place that they will need to follow.

This only applies to American citizens or permanent residents who currently live in the U.S.

Entering Canada

"On August the 9, to enter Canada, eligible fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents must also meet the pre-arrival testing requirement. In other words, they must continue to provide proof of a valid COVID-19 molecular test as is currently required," said Minister Bill Blair. "They must also be asymptomatic and they must provide contact and travel information and proof of vaccination in English or Fresh electronically through the ArriveCAN app before arriving at our border."

Further, they must have their ArriveCAN receipt ready. They're also advised to bring along a digital or paper copy of their proof of vaccination for both doses.

Once they arrive, they need to give all of their info and documentation to a border officer and answer all vaccination and health screening questions to determine if they can enter Canada.

All travellers must also still present a quarantine plan and be prepared to quarantine if they don't meet all the conditions required to be exempt from quarantine.

There will also be a mandatory COVID-19 test upon arrival.