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Canada Is Urging American Travellers To Stay Away Until The Border Rules Officially Change

Fully vaccinated American citizens and residents will be able to visit from August 9.

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Canada Is Urging American Travellers To Stay Away Until The Border Rules ...

Although changes to Canada's travel restrictions are just around the corner, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding American tourists to stay away for now.

In a notice shared via Twitter, the federal agency warned that "Travel restrictions have not changed…yet!"

"Discretionary (non-essential) travel to Canada by foreign nationals (including the U.S.) remains prohibited," reads the message, which was shared on July 22.

People from the United States are permitted to enter Canada right now if they're travelling for an essential purpose, but visiting for travel, tourism and similar recreational purposes remains prohibited.

Canada's borders will reopen to eligible fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents as of August 9, provided they are asymptomatic, have taken a pre-entry COVID-19 test and have submitted their information via ArriveCAN.

Around one month later, on September 7, international tourists from all over the world will be welcomed back to Canada under the same conditions.

For the time being, the United States land border remains closed to all discretionary travellers from Canada. This ongoing travel ban is set to be reviewed on August 21, 2021.

    Helena Hanson
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    Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Canada's Trending Desk focused on major news. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.
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