Canada reopens to vaccinated Brits with no quarantine and it's on the green list

By Julie Delahaye

Canada has reopened its borders to vaccinated travellers today, for the first time since March 2020.

International visitors - including Brits - who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can now visit the country without needing an essential reason, and will be exempt from quarantine measures.

There's more good news for UK holidaymakers as Canada was recently added to the green list, meaning that when you return to the UK you won't need to self-isolate or quarantine, although you will still need to take a pre-departure test, followed by a PCR test on day two of your return.

Although Canada is reopening its borders there will still be a number of entry requirements in place.

For example, you'll need to fill out an online form before travelling, and you'll need to take a PCR test within 72 hours before your flight. Those planning a trip can get more information on the Canadian government's website.

A statement from the country's Public Health Agency explained: "On September 7, 2021, provided that the domestic epidemiologic situation remains favourable, the Government intends to open Canada’s borders to any fully vaccinated travellers who have completed the full course of vaccination with a Government of Canada-accepted vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Canada and who meet specific entry requirements."

Toronto is a popular city break destination (Getty)

To be considered as fully vaccinated, you'll need to have completed your full course of vaccination at least 14 days before entering Canada. The country currently accepts the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

It had previously already reopened to US travellers as part of testing out the wider welcoming back of tourists.

There's plenty to explore too whether you're planning to tick cities such as Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary off the bucket list, want to explore some Canada's most beautiful lakes, or even just check out quirky offerings including a hotel made of ice and a rotating holiday home.

Oh, and of course Schitt's Creek fans may also want to bookmark a trip to some of the Netflix show's filming locations!

Canada boasts some ridiculously beautiful lakes (Getty Images/EyeEm)

Canada becomes the latest country to join a line-up of destinations where Brits can actually go on holiday, with a number of countries on both the green and amber lists currently welcoming back British holidaymakers.

Green list destinations which you can currently visit regardless of your vaccination status include Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Croatia, Gibraltar, Latvia, Madeira, Slovenia.

Meanwhile, a number of green destinations have reopened to vaccinated travellers only including Anguilla, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Malta, Slovakia, and Switzerland.

Of course each has its own entry rules so if you are planning a trip, always check the latest Foreign Office advice for a destination before booking or travelling.

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