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the United States Travel Restrictions

52.59% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 51.56% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada can enter the United States with a negative COVID-19 test result.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the United States for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

the United States entry details and exceptions

Citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States, certain family members, and other individuals who meet specified exceptions, will be allowed to enter the United States. Please find all the exceptions in the last proclamations.


Outgoing travel to the United StatesTraveling from Canada to the United States

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to the United States.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 2 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada are not required to quarantine after entering the United States.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are recommended to quarantine between 7-10 days after arrival in the United States. Travelers are recommended to take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after arriving in the USA. If the test is negative, it is recommended that travelers quarantine for 7 days.

If the test is positive, they should self-isolate until they recover. Travelers should check quarantine requirements for the specific state they are traveling to, as some states such as Vermont and Hawaii have implemented a mandatory quarantine for international travel.


Return travelReturning to Canada from the United States

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the United States will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the United States

Masks:Required in public spaces and public transportation.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter the United States but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Travelers from from Canada are not required to quarantine.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces and public transportation.

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