With major changes just around the corner, here’s everything you need to know.
International visitors are back
The biggest change set to take place on Tuesday is that all fully vaccinated international visitors will be permitted to return to Canada for discretionary purposes.
This includes things like travel, tourism, shopping and visiting friends and family, among other things.
Previously, Canada’s land and air borders were closed to all travellers from abroad who did not have an essential reason for visiting.
On August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents residing in the United States were given the go-ahead to return to Canada (although this has yet to be reciprocated for Canadians).
COVID-19 vaccines are mandatory to skip restrictions
In order to enter Canada for a discretionary purpose and skip mandatory quarantine, all international visitors must have received the full course of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before travelling.
All travellers must also have proof of a negative pre-arrival COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours before landing in Canada.
Travellers who’ve already had COVID-19 and recovered can provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test result instead, taken…