Late last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that fully vaccinated Canadian travellers will be permitted to enter the United States, via the land border, for non-essential purposes effective November 8, 2021. When entering the United States, for tourism purposes, travellers will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, such as their provincial or territorial vaccine receipt. Both digital and paper versions will be accepted.
It has been confirmed by the Biden Administration that international visitors who received a full course of any WHO-approved vaccine such as Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca will be recognized as fully vaccinated. Further, the U.S. government will also recognize travellers who received mixed doses of any WHO-approved vaccines as fully inoculated against COVID-19.
Canadian travellers entering the United States at a land crossing will not be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. However, all air passengers arriving to the U.S. from a foreign country are required to get tested for COVID-19 with a viral test no more than 3 days before their flight departs and must present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.
For detailed information on what is required for re-entry into Canada, please review our previous advisory here, https://www.snowbirds.org/news-releases/border-update-and-travel-requirements.
We will be providing members with further details on this matter as soon as new information is available.