Travel restrictions still in place for those wanting to travel to Canada

CANADA – The Canada Border Services Agency would like to remind U.S travellers planning trips to Canada that travel restrictions are still in place. This means all travel of an optional or discretionary nature, including tourism and recreation, remains prohibited under these measures.

Examples of optional or discretionary travel include, but are not limited to: hikes across the border, social events, such as birthday parties or weddings, boating across the border, camping, picking up a pet, visiting or checking on a seasonal residence, etc. U.S. citizens without a right of entry to Canada or who do not meet an exemption, attempting to visit Canada for an optional reason will be turned away at the border, even if they are vaccinated.

Before heading to the border, get informed. The Government of Canada has a website to assist travelers in finding out if they can enter Canada:

Find out if you can enter Canada

If a traveler is allowed to enter Canada, they should know that strict screening and safety measures are still in place including a 14-day mandatory quarantine and pre- on- and post-arrival testing requirements. Travellers must also enter their mandatory travel, contact, and quarantine information into ArriveCAN within 72 hours before their arrival to Canada.

For more information on requirements to Canada, travelers should visit the following Government of Canada checklists: