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COVID-19  |  Impact on Tourism


Faster, Together.

Let's work together to re-open our doors faster and keep them open.

Getting vaccinated is the quickest way for all of us to re-open. Faster Together, a coalition of Canadian businesses and organizations is promoting the COVID-19 vaccine – and you can help.

Access their free-to-use digital toolkit, which includes social media shareables, newsletter banners, and more, to help get the word out.

Learn more here



Open the Can-U.S. Border Campaign

TIAC announced the launch of a new campaign to call on the federal government to plan for reopening the Canada-U.S. border, which has been closed for nearly 15 months. The campaign focuses on getting Canadian decision-makers to acknowledge the urgent need and to commit to a date to open the border before the summer tourism season is lost.

Click here for more information



Proof of Vaccination

TIAC believes that proof of vaccination for international travel should become a common part of travelers’ travel documents moving forward. TIAC prefers to use the term ‘proof of vaccination’ as opposed to ‘vaccine passport’ as ‘passport’ infers being mandatory and that all health information must be shared. 

Read TIAC's full statement on Proof of Vaccination here



What TIAC is Doing for Members

The TIAC Team provides weekly updates on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, including the steps government is taking to address the situation, as well as highlights of our recent advocacy efforts. We are working hard to make sure the industry’s voice is heard by government, and that you have the information you need to keep your business going in these uncertain times.
To find the latest updates on official announcements and a recap of TIAC’s advocacy work on behalf of Canada’s Visitor Economy, head over to our COVID-19 Email Updates section here.


Indigenous Tourism

TIAC included a request for support for the Indigenous Tourism Industry in the 2021 Tourism Recovery Plan. To read our Statement of Support for Indigenous Tourism in Canada, please click here.



COVID-19 Financial Supports 

To help your business get through the pandemic, the Government of Canada has extended emergency supports and developed COVID-19 support and resources

COVID-19 Financial Supports:



COVID-19 Awareness Resources 

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), in collaboration with other departments, has developed a number of free resources to help Canadians stay safe, healthy and informed. 

COVID-19 awareness resources:

  • Canada Business app: Navigate government services and get notifications.
  • ArriveCAN app: Allows travellers entering the country to speed up the arrival process in Canada and spend less time with border services and public health officers.
  • COVID Alert app: Lets people know of possible exposures before any symptoms appear.
  • COVID-19 App and Symptom tracker: Provides the latest updates, trusted resources, and a tool to self-assess and track symptoms.
  • Wellness Together Canada: Offers free mental health and substance abuse online resources, tools, apps and connections to qualified people when needed.