Sunday, February 5, 2023


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, 2021.



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1 year ago

The dictator of Canada still does not allow full travel..when that is allowed I can travel back to Alaska

Ron Spradley
1 year ago

Article says Canadians can cross border into US next year in August. I do not believe that is accurate.

RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  Ron Spradley

Thanks, Ron! That last paragraph got added after I proofed it, so I didn’t catch that. It’s been corrected to 2021. Have a good night. 🙂 –Diane

William Johnson
1 year ago

Government issued proof of vaccination? And I get that where?

1 year ago

It’s the card you get when you receive the vaccine. The card I received when I got my first dose yesterday reads, COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. I got my shot at a pharmacy, I don’t know if the card is from the CDC or if the CDC has an standard issue card. No vaccine, no card.

Micheal Whelan
1 year ago

Amazing, undocumented aliens can come in bus loads across our southern boarder regardless of COVID status and the northern boarder is closed to Americans going north…. looks like Canada understands how to protect her people.

1 year ago
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1 year ago
Reply to  Micheal Whelan

No kidding.

Pierre D.
1 year ago

In reviewing the website where you have to register 72 hrs prior to crossing, if I’m reading it correctly, you still need a negative Covid test no more than 72 hrs prior to crossing and they will also randomly select a few travelers who’ll need a post arrival Covid test (your insurance may or may not cover the cost of these).

Tom Herbert
1 year 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.

1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Herbert

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

1 year 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
1 year 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.
1 year 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.?

1 year ago
Reply to  Lee Ann B.

Citizens of the US can always return back to the USA if they are in Canada just like Canadians could return to Canada from the USA after the land border closed in March of 2020.

Leonard Rempel
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob p

Don’t be an anti-vaxer. They work to keep EVERYONE safe, not vaxing is just ignorant and selfish. Grow up.

mike jordan
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob p

If 99% of the deaths from the Delta varient are the unvaccinated isn’t proof enough for you, then nothing will. Your choice to forgo vaccinations do not permit you to bring death or illness to others.

1 year ago
Reply to  Bob p

Seriously? What about the new wave you’re getting in the states that over 90% of hospitalized and deceased people from COVID are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated?
NEVER did they say that the vaccin prevents people from getting COVID, it’s always being clear that fully vaccinated people can get, and transmit COVID, but they are protected from getting seriously ill and be hospitalized or die from it at a very high %.
It’s incredible how people hear what they want to hear…
Pitiful, it’s reasoning like this that are dangerous for everyone!

Leonard Rempel
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

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