US Border Opens to Canadians for First Time in 20 Months
For the first time since March 2020, fully-vaccinated Canadians can finally enter the United States for non-essential travel as of today.
Canadians who have WHO-approved vaccines, including Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and it’s Indian-made counterpart Covishield, will be allowed into the US, including mixed doses of the aforementioned vaccines.
Canadians entering the United States for non-essential reasons do not need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, but Canadians coming back home need to provide a mandatory pre-arrival molecular COVID-19 test and submit it to their ArriveCAN app within 72 hours of arriving back in the country.
For Canadians taking a trip less than 72 hours, they are allowed to take their pre-arrival molecular test before they leave Canada. If the test is more than 72 hours old when they re-enter Canada, they will be required to get a new pre-arrival molecular test in the US.
The Canada Border Services Agency said in a statement that that Antigen, or commonly known as “rapid tests” are not accepted. Fully vaccinated travelers who are eligible to enter Canada continue to be subject to mandatory random testing on arrival.
Unvaccinated or partially-vaccinated travelers who are eligible to enter Canada must continue to follow pre-arrival, arrival, and Day-8 molecular COVID-19 testing requirements, and quarantine for 14 days.