Slight uptick in fully vaxxed travellers since Canada reopened its border

Sep 23 2021, 10:09 pm

It’s been just over two weeks since Canada reopened its border to international travellers after an extended closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Between September 6 and 12, 209,838 people arrived in Canada by air.

Of those, 114,457 were Canadian citizens.

Those numbers represent a minimal increase from the previous week before the measures were relaxed.

CBSA traveler numbers

Canada Border Services Agency

As of September 7, international travellers who are fully vaccinated no longer need to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

But the vaccine has to be approved for use in Canada. So far, Health Canada has approved four vaccines: Moderna Spikevax, Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty, Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).

American travellers have been allowed into Canada by land since August 9. Canadians are still not allowed to travel to the US by land for non-essential reasons.

CBSA land border

Canada Border Services Agency

Travellers entering Canada, regardless of citizenship, must follow testing and quarantine requirements.

Since April 2020, 6,853 Quarantine Act offences have been issued.

Amanda WawrykAmanda Wawryk

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