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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

 


  

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  

  • be asymptomatic  

  • 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

 

Industry Resources

  • 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. 

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.