Canada Travel Restrictions

The border between Canada and the U.S. will remain closed until July 21 and additional information will be provided on Monday, June 21. Video Elephant

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TORONTO — Border restrictions on nonessential travel between Canada and the U.S. will be extended until July 21, Canadian officials said Friday, as the country works to get a higher percentage of Canadians fully vaccinated.

Canada's Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said the move has been made in coordination with the U.S., where there are growing calls to open the border for nonessential travel like tourism.

“We’re still seeing cases across the country and we want to get them down," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. "At the same time we also know we have to hit our targets of 75% vaccinated with the first dose and at least 20% vaccinated with the second dose before we can start loosening things up because even a fully vaccinated individual can pass on COVID-19 to someone who is not vaccinated."

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A magical sunset on the shores of Kejimkujik Lake in Kejimkujik National Park.
A magical sunset on the shores of Kejimkujik Lake in Kejimkujik National Park. Louis Barnes, Parks CanadaFullscreenThe calm waters at Kejimkujik National Park.
The calm waters at Kejimkujik National Park. Eric Le Bel, Parks CanadaFullscreenA starry sky over Kejimkujik Lake in Kejimkujik National Park.
A starry sky over Kejimkujik Lake in Kejimkujik National Park. Louis Barnes, Parks CanadaFullscreenThe iconic home of the fabled Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site.
The iconic home of the fabled Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site. Scott Munn, Parks CanadaFullscreenMiles of red sandy beaches stretch out before you at Shaws Beach, Prince Edward Island National Park.
Miles of red sandy beaches stretch out before you at Shaws Beach, Prince Edward Island National Park. Chris Reardon, Parks CanadaFullscreenThe boardwalk at Greenwich Dunes Trail in Prince Edward Island National Park.
The boardwalk at Greenwich Dunes Trail in Prince Edward Island National Park. J. Sylvester, Parks CanadaFullscreenWatching the sun go down from Christian Beach in Georgian Bay Islands National Park.
Watching the sun go down from Christian Beach in Georgian Bay Islands National Park. Ethan Meleg, Parks CanadaFullscreenA scenic sunset at Honeymoon Bay on Beausoleil Island in Georgain Bay Islands National Park.
A scenic sunset at Honeymoon Bay on Beausoleil Island in Georgain Bay Islands National Park. Ethan Meleg, Parks CanadaFullscreenSparkling waters among the standing pines at Georgian Bay Islands National Park.
Sparkling waters among the standing pines at Georgian Bay Islands National Park. Ethan Meleg, Parks CanadaFullscreenThe majestic Cabot Trail weaves its way along the Atlantic coast in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
The majestic Cabot Trail weaves its way along the Atlantic coast in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Jacques Pleau, Parks CanadaFullscreenDawn at Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Dawn at Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Dale Wilson, Parks CanadaFullscreenWater hits the craggy rocks at Black Brook in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Water hits the craggy rocks at Black Brook in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Parks CanadaFullscreenA lantern leads the way through Cave and Basin National Historic Site.
A lantern leads the way through Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Graham Twoney, Parks CanadaFullscreenThe geological wonder of Cave and Basin National Historic Site.
The geological wonder of Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Graham Twoney, Parks CanadaFullscreenThe subterranean water inside Cave and Basin National Historic Site.
The subterranean water inside Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Graham Twoney, Parks CanadaFullscreenThe raw unspoiled tundra of the Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park.
The raw unspoiled tundra of the Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park. Dale Wilson, Parks CanadaFullscreenThe beauty of dusk at Broom Point, along the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in Gros Morne National Park.
The beauty of dusk at Broom Point, along the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in Gros Morne National Park. Dale Wilson, Parks CanadaFullscreenSailing along the fjord, surrounded by the cliffs of the Long Range Mountains, in Gros Morne National Park.
Sailing along the fjord, surrounded by the cliffs of the Long Range Mountains, in Gros Morne National Park. Eric Le Bel, Parks CanadaFullscreenStepping back in time at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.
Stepping back in time at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Sheldon Stone, Parks CanadaFullscreenCostumed interpreters at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.
Costumed interpreters at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Dale Wilson, Parks CanadaFullscreenA visitor hears tales from the Viking past at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.
A visitor hears tales from the Viking past at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Dale Wilson, Parks CanadaFullscreenAwe-inspiring vista from the summit of Mount Stamford in Terra Nova National Park.
Awe-inspiring vista from the summit of Mount Stamford in Terra Nova National Park. Eric Laflamme, Parks CanadaFullscreenBoreal forests as far as the eye can see from Louil Hill lookout in Terra Nova National Park.
Boreal forests as far as the eye can see from Louil Hill lookout in Terra Nova National Park. Eric Laflamme, Parks CanadaFullscreenA view at Buckley’s Cove backcountry campsite in Terra Nova National Park.
A view at Buckley’s Cove backcountry campsite in Terra Nova National Park. Eric Laflamme, Parks CanadaFullscreenA mid-day salute at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.
A mid-day salute at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Ian Harte, Parks CanadaFullscreenDusk settles over Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.
Dusk settles over Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Adam Young, Parks CanadaFullscreenKayaking towards a covered bridge near Point Wolfe, Fundy National Park.
Kayaking towards a covered bridge near Point Wolfe, Fundy National Park. Dale Wilson, Parks CanadaFullscreenLow tide at Owls Head, Fundy National Park.
Low tide at Owls Head, Fundy National Park. Jacques Pleau, Parks CandaFullscreenThe tranquil view at a lookout in the Bay of Fundy in Fundy National Park.
The tranquil view at a lookout in the Bay of Fundy in Fundy National Park. Dale Wilson, Parks CanadaFullscreenThe Marine Environment Discovery Centre at Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.
The Marine Environment Discovery Centre at Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Éric Lajeunesse, Parks CanadaFullscreenThe boardwalk from the Marine Environment Discovery Centre at Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.
The boardwalk from the Marine Environment Discovery Centre at Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Éric Lajeunesse, Parks CanadaFullscreenLearning about marine life on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.
Learning about marine life on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Jacques Pleau, Parks CanadaFullscreenThe view from above Gordon Island at Thousand Islands National Park.
The view from above Gordon Island at Thousand Islands National Park. Troy Glover, Parks CanadaFullscreenPristine beauty at Thousand Islands National Park.
Pristine beauty at Thousand Islands National Park. François Houle, Parks CanadaFullscreenA view at Thousand Islands National Park.
A view at Thousand Islands National Park. François Houle, Parks CanadaFullscreenGateway to the Rideau Canal National Historic Site.
Gateway to the Rideau Canal National Historic Site. André Guindon, Parks CanadaFullscreenThe Ottawa Locks, Rideau Canal National Historic Site.
The Ottawa Locks, Rideau Canal National Historic Site. André Guindon, Parks CanadaFullscreenGetting ready to set sail at the at Long Island Lock Station in Manotick.
Getting ready to set sail at the at Long Island Lock Station in Manotick. André Guindon, Parks CanadaFullscreenThe winding waterways of Riding Mountain National Park.
The winding waterways of Riding Mountain National Park. Parks CanadaFullscreenA day well spent at Riding Mountain National Park.
A day well spent at Riding Mountain National Park. Parks CanadaFullscreenBuffalo in Grasslands National Park.
Buffalo in Grasslands National Park. Kevin Hogarth, Parks CanadaFullscreenCamping in the rugged meadows of Grasslands National Park.
Camping in the rugged meadows of Grasslands National Park. Kevin Hogarth, Parks CanadaFullscreenHorseback riding at Grasslands National Park.
Horseback riding at Grasslands National Park. Kevin Hogarth, Parks CanadaFullscreenLake Louise and Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park.
Lake Louise and Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park. Parks CanadaFullscreenPeyto Lake along the Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park.
Peyto Lake along the Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park. Parks CanadaFullscreenThe icy wilds of Lake Louise, Banff National Park.
The icy wilds of Lake Louise, Banff National Park. Parks CanadaFullscreenHiking along the peaks of Jade Pass in Mount Revelstoke National Park.
Hiking along the peaks of Jade Pass in Mount Revelstoke National Park. Jeff Bolingbroke, Parks CanadaFullscreenNels’ Knickers at Mount Revelstoke National Park.
Nels’ Knickers at Mount Revelstoke National Park. Jacolyn Daniluck, Parks CanadaFullscreenReady to take the leap at Nels’ Knickers, Mount Revelstoke National Park.
Ready to take the leap at Nels’ Knickers, Mount Revelstoke National Park. Jacolyn Daniluck, Parks CanadaFullscreen

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    • div">>The iconic home of the fabled Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site.4 of 49
    • div">>Miles of red sandy beaches stretch out before you at Shaws Beach, Prince Edward Island National Park.5 of 49
    • div">>The boardwalk at Greenwich Dunes Trail in Prince Edward Island National Park.6 of 49
    • div">>Watching the sun go down from Christian Beach in Georgian Bay Islands National Park.7 of 49
    • div">>A scenic sunset at Honeymoon Bay on Beausoleil Island in Georgain Bay Islands National Park.8 of 49
    • div">>Sparkling waters among the standing pines at Georgian Bay Islands National Park.9 of 49
    • div">>The majestic Cabot Trail weaves its way along the Atlantic coast in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.10 of 49
    • div">>Dawn at Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Highlands National Park.11 of 49
    • div">>Water hits the craggy rocks at Black Brook in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.12 of 49
    • div">>A lantern leads the way through Cave and Basin National Historic Site.13 of 49
    • div">>The geological wonder of Cave and Basin National Historic Site.14 of 49
    • div">>The subterranean water inside Cave and Basin National Historic Site.15 of 49
    • div">>The raw unspoiled tundra of the Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park.16 of 49
    • div">>The beauty of dusk at Broom Point, along the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in Gros Morne National Park.17 of 49
    • div">>Sailing along the fjord, surrounded by the cliffs of the Long Range Mountains, in Gros Morne National Park.18 of 49
    • div">>Stepping back in time at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.19 of 49
    • div">>Costumed interpreters at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.20 of 49
    • div">>A visitor hears tales from the Viking past at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.21 of 49
    • div">>Awe-inspiring vista from the summit of Mount Stamford in Terra Nova National Park.22 of 49
    • div">>Boreal forests as far as the eye can see from Louil Hill lookout in Terra Nova National Park.23 of 49
    • div">>A view at Buckley’s Cove backcountry campsite in Terra Nova National Park.24 of 49
    • div">>A mid-day salute at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.25 of 49
    • div">>Dusk settles over Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.26 of 49
    • div">>Kayaking towards a covered bridge near Point Wolfe, Fundy National Park.27 of 49
    • div">>Low tide at Owls Head, Fundy National Park.28 of 49
    • div">>The tranquil view at a lookout in the Bay of Fundy in Fundy National Park.29 of 49
    • div">>The Marine Environment Discovery Centre at Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.30 of 49
    • div">>The boardwalk from the Marine Environment Discovery Centre at Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.31 of 49
    • div">>Learning about marine life on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.32 of 49
    • div">>The view from above Gordon Island at Thousand Islands National Park.33 of 49
    • div">>Pristine beauty at Thousand Islands National Park.34 of 49
    • div">>A view at Thousand Islands National Park.35 of 49
    • div">>Gateway to the Rideau Canal National Historic Site.36 of 49
    • div">>The Ottawa Locks, Rideau Canal National Historic Site.37 of 49
    • div">>Getting ready to set sail at the at Long Island Lock Station in Manotick.38 of 49
    • div">>The winding waterways of Riding Mountain National Park.39 of 49
    • div">>A day well spent at Riding Mountain National Park.40 of 49
    • div">>Buffalo in Grasslands National Park.41 of 49
    • div">>Camping in the rugged meadows of Grasslands National Park.42 of 49
    • div">>Horseback riding at Grasslands National Park.43 of 49
    • div">>Lake Louise and Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park.44 of 49
    • div">>Peyto Lake along the Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park.45 of 49
    • div">>The icy wilds of Lake Louise, Banff National Park.46 of 49
    • div">>Hiking along the peaks of Jade Pass in Mount Revelstoke National Park.47 of 49
    • div">>Nels’ Knickers at Mount Revelstoke National Park.48 of 49
    • div">>Ready to take the leap at Nels’ Knickers, Mount Revelstoke National Park.49 of 49
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    Currently, less than 20% of Canadians are fully vaccinated.

    “Even though they are protected from hospitalization, the people around them might not be,” Trudeau said, noting the need to protect communities.

    Can I visit Canada right now?

    The border between Canada and the U.S. remains closed to all nonessential travel. The restrictions were announced in March 2020, in the early months of the pandemic and have been extended every month since.

    Even some provinces in Canada remain closed to each other. Ontario and Quebec only opened this week for nonessential travel between the two provinces. And Atlantic Canada will be closed to Canadians from elsewhere in Canada well into July.

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    U.S. Customs officers stand beside a sign saying that the U.S. border is closed at the U.S./Canada border in Lansdowne, Ontario, on March 22, 2020. (Photo: LARS HAGBERG, AFP via Getty Images)

    The Canadian government expects to have enough vaccine delivered for 80% of eligible Canadians to be fully vaccinated by the end of July.

    About 70% of eligible Canadians have had at least one dose of vaccine and second doses are ramping up this month and next. Canada delayed administering a second dose to get more people a level of protection with the first dose faster and as the country waited for more supply to arrive.

    Canada only started getting U.S. manufactured vaccines in May as the U.S. didn't allow for exports until then. Canada had largely been getting vaccines from Europe until Pfizer doses began arriving from Pfizer's Michigan plant in May.

    The Trudeau administration has said it anticipates fully vaccinated Canadian citizens who test negative for COVID-19 will be exempt from two weeks of quarantine when returning to the country in early July. Public Safety Minister Blair noted the government plans to release details on Monday.

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