Vaccinated Americans given the green light to cross into Canada -- What to know

Unvaccinated Americans subject to 14-day quarantine, COVID test

Non-essential travel to Canada will reopen Monday under strict new conditions.
Non-essential travel to Canada will reopen Monday under strict new conditions.

DETROIT – Non-essential travel to Canada will reopen Monday under strict new conditions.

Read: Considering a trip to Canada? Vaccinated Americans can cross into Canada Aug. 9

American residents will have to show a negative COVID test at least 72 hours before travel and have proof they are fully vaccinated.

All of it has to be loaded onto a profile on the ArriveCAN app or website, which asks for those details along with how long the stay is and their quarantine plan, should they be exposed across the border.

Travelers will have to show proof of vaccination in addition to their passport or enhanced license. Those without documentation will be denied access and will be sent back to the U.S.

Providing false vaccination documentation will be fined and denied entry for an undisclosed amount of time.

At the border, travelers will still be subject to screening.

Canadian officials said the added measures could cause some delays.

Read: US extends land border restrictions for Canada, Mexico until Aug. 21

Guidelines are changing for children too. Any child who is too young to get vaccinated is allowed to cross over with fully vaccinated parents without quarantining, but they will have to follow health guidelines. Any child over the age of 12 who is unvaccinated can cross, but will need to quarantine for up to 10 days.

The return trip into the United States is easier.

Those who travel to Canada with a private boat are still subject to the same rules as those who travel by automobile. Airports will continue to operate the way they have been during the pandemic.

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