Canada opens to tourists. What you should know.
Canada opened its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. travelers on Monday, but local leaders say it will take time before tourism rates are comparable to 2019 levels. While Canadian businesses near the border have spent weeks preparing for the country’s reopening, travelers may have a harder time getting certain reservations or could face longer wait times due to staffing shortages and supply chain issues. Planning a trip up north? All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter. Additionally, travelers must show proof of vaccination in either English, French or a certified translation. Canada’s government also suggests mask wearing in shared spaces, and certain provinces – including Quebec and Ontario – enforce mandates.
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