Saturday, July 24, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Get ready to head back to Canada for camping starting Aug. 9

Break out that tarnished collection of loonies and toonies you have stuck in your RV’s junk drawer. The Canadian border is expected to be open to vaccinated U.S. citizens by August 9.

Non-essential travel to Canada has been banned since March 2020 in order to stem the tide of COVID-19 infections that Canadian officials said were streaming across the border.

So, you should be able to turn your RV in a northerly direction August 9, on the condition that you received your full series of COVID-19 vaccines at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. The vaccines must be one currently approved by the Canadian government include those manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Be ready to provide proof of your vaccinations (if you can remember where you stashed your government-issued vaccination card).

Another Canadian concession is that unvaccinated minors younger than 12 entering Canada with fully vaccinated parents or guardians will not have to quarantine for 14 days and fully vaccinated travelers will not need a post-arrival negative COVID-19 molecular test.

If you’re a Canadian citizen yearning to visit the U.S., don’t fill your freshwater tanks just yet. U.S. officials announced this week that they were extending the border closure for Canadian citizens seeking to enter the U.S. for nonessential travel until at least August 21, 2022.

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Tom Herbert
3 days ago

Unless you’ve done something really bad you can always get back into the US if you are a US citizen or permanent resident.

Kenny
3 days ago
Reply to  Tom Herbert

I wonder about our pets being able to cross the border with us or not.

DW/ND
3 days ago

All the news channels, et al, keep telling us the Canadian border will open – what about the US border to get home again? Not one word about that! And also, IF the US border is re-opened to US or naturalized citizens – what happens if it is closed again while you are in Canada? Any provision for date leaving the US? With the rapid spread of the COVID Delta – be sure to check before venturing forth! (My naturalized wife’s aunt in YWG is turning 100 in Sept.)

Bob p
3 days ago

As I expected from the start the vaccination is almost useless, my son and his fiancée were both vaccinated with both shots back in March and last week they both tested positive for covid19. Thankfully they are getting better, but this proves to me there’s not enough research being done on the vaccines before vaccinating people.

Lee Ann B.
3 days ago
Reply to  Bob p

Just a friendly reminder that the Covid vaccines are not meant to prevent Covid. They are meant to minimize effects should one become infected. They are to prevent the need for hospitalization and for death. Just like the Flu vaccine. It too does not fully prevent getting the Flu but does minimize effects. Both also aid in the spread.

My question about Canada opening may seem odd….I have not heard if the U.S. is reciprocating so that if a U.S. citizen crosses over to Canada may that citizen return to U.S.?

Leonard Rempel
3 days ago

Now we need the same for us Canadians to travel to the U.S. this winter! PLEASE!!!! I have all of my campgrounds booked and paid for already in anticipation that it will happen.

Val Catena
4 days ago

Southerly also! I was hoping I wouldnt need rv storage in Fairbanks this winter! NOT inexpensive!

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