COVID-19 | Impact on Tourism
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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.
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Fully Vaccinated International Travellers to Canada
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. EDT on September 7, 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism; however, these individuals must:
be fully vaccinated: a traveller must have received, and show proof of, the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or their arrival at the land border crossing, or a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days before departure to Canada. Antigen tests, often called “rapid tests” are not accepted
submit their mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan
be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
take a test on arrival, if selected
Infographic: A one-page document outlining requirements for all travellers entering Canada by land or air
Fact Sheet: A detailed document with the 5 steps fully vaccinated travellers entering into Canada must follow
- Questions regarding RV International Travel: TIAC asked ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada) specific questions regarding RV International Travel – COMING SOON
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.
What TIAC is Doing for Members
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:
- Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
Provides interest-free loans of up to $60,000 – apply by June 30
- Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP)
Low-interest loans to cover operational needs for hard‑hit businesses
- Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)
Helps cover commercial rent or property expenses
- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
Helps cover employee wages to maintain and hire staff
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.