Canada reopened borders!
Date: September 9, 2021
Subject: Welcome back to Canada!
As of September 7th Canada reopened its borders to international travellers and we have been thrilled to welcome many visitors already this week. The process for fully vaccinated travellers using the ArrriveCAN app to enter Canada has been smooth and many passengers are already enjoying their Canadian holidays.
With almost 75% of Canadians fully vaccinated, we continue to practice good health protocols across the country. In most provinces, it is now required to show proof of full vaccination for entrance to some venues such as restaurants, attractions and for some activities. Consequently we recommend that all passengers travelling in Canada bring the proof of vaccination with them that they uploaded to the ArriveCAN application, either digitally or in hard copy.
As a reminder, these documents need to show:
- Proof of full vaccination using the current recognized vaccines in Canada - Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
- Place of vaccination, including the recipients full name and country of origin that matches their personal identification (passport)
- This document must be in English or French
Should passengers require a PCR test before they are allowed to board the plane for their return journey, they may arrange a test at the airport or nearby testing facility prior to departure.
To find a location to get your departure test, you may refer to the individual provincial links, provided by the Government Of Canada: www.canada.ca (Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) -> Symptoms and treatment).
For more information about the gateway airport testing facilities (or testing facilities in that city designated for departures), please refer to the below links
- Edmonton International Airport
- Winnipeg International Airport (Testing for departures may be done off-site)
- Toronto Pearson International Airport
- Montreal-Trudeau International Airport
- Halifax International Airport (Testing for departures may be done off-site)