Many Canadians are wondering where they can travel right now, should they choose to do so.
Currently, there are 20+ countries who are accepting Canadian tourists, with more being added almost daily!
As border restrictions start loosening around the world, many nations are eager to have Canucks return and want to get the message out that they are open for tourism.
We have complied a complete list of countries that have reopened their borders for Canadian tourists. This list will be updated daily as the news changes so rapidly
Important Update June 30th Re: EU Approval
The EU has published the list of countries that will be allowed to travel to the European Union for the purpose of tourism starting on July 1st, 2020, which officially includes Canada.
Does this mean Canadians can freely travel to EU countries as of July 1?
The press release made by the EU is only a recommendation. Each country will still make their own travel restrictions based on the recommendation.
See the full ‘EU lifts travel restrictions for Canada' article here for all the details on this topic, plus a list of EU countries now accepting Canadians.
Please note: The government of Canada has a “Avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada” advisory currently in place. Travel Off Path does not endorse travelling against any advisories set by the government. Your decision to travel is your own.
Before we get to the list of countries, let’s clear the air about something else:
Are Canadians Allowed To Travel Right Now?
Yes. Even though the Canadian government has the “Avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada” advisory in place, Canadian’s are still permitted to leave the country as they wish. However, upon returning to Canada all travelers will face a mandatory 14-day quarantine. There is no news on how long the quarantine requirement will last.
We will talk more about this later on in the article, but now it’s time to cover all the countries that are open to Canadian travellers right now.
We are only covering countries that do NOT require a quarantine period.
Last updated: July 9
Countries that have reopened for Canadian tourists
Countries Added Recently: (week of July 4th)
Estonia, Curacao, Latvia, Romania, North Macedonia, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, France, Portugal.
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda reopened to Canadian's on June 4, 2020.
Upon arrival, Canadians will have to take a covid test at the cost of $100 USD.
Air Canada is not scheduled to restart direct flights to the islands until August 1, so eager Canadians can transit through Miami, who has daily flights.
See all the details for Antigua and Barbuda's reopening
Aruba is reopening to Canadian tourists on July 1st
Canadians will have to fill out an online health declaration form and upload a negative covid PCR test 72 hours before boarding. This way, no test needs to be done upon arrival.
Toronto starts flights to Aruba with Air Canada on July 18, and WestJet August 8.
Here is everything you need to know about Aruba reopening for Canadian tourists.
The Bahamas are reopening for Canadians on July 1st, 2020.
A negative-PCR test no older than 10 days before arrival is required, and travellers are asked to fill out an online health declaration before they fly.
You can fly into Nassau from Montreal and Toronto this summer on Air Canada. Flights from more cities start in fall/winter.
See all the details about the Bahamas reopening to Canadian tourists.
Barbados is reopening for Canadian tourists with the first direct flights coming July 12th from Toronto on Air Canada.
Canadians will need to bring a negative-PCR test within 72 hours of departure, but don't have many other restrictions or entry requirements.
Read all the details about Barbados reopening for tourism
Bermuda is officially reopening for Canadian tourists on July 1st.
To be able to head down for a vacation, Canadians will need to bring a negative covid PCR test no older than 72 hours before boarding AND take another test upon arrival.
Air Canada is resuming their Toronto to Bermuda flights the very next day on July 2nd.
We have all the details about Bermuda's reopening for tourism here
Croatia officially reopened for Canadian tourists on July 1st.
Canadians just need to fill out an online form before going, and show proof of accommodation or tourist-based activity .
See all the info about Croatia's reopening, including the forms for Canadians.
On July 1, Curacao reopened their border for Canadian tourists!
Canadians will have to fill out all the required online forms before departure, and submit a negative-PCR test no older than 72 hours.
Flights begin from Toronto– 1x’s weekly on Air Canada starting Aug 2. (more will be added as demand increases.) In just 5 hours you could be on the beach!
See all the entry requirements for Curacao's reopening
Denmark has decided they will allow Canadian tourists to enter, starting on July 4, 2020.
The only requirement is you have to stay at least 6 days.
Flights don't resume directly from Canada until the fall, but Canadians can still transit through other EU cities like Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
Here is all the information about Denmark reopening for Canadians
On July 1st, Canadians can travel to the Dominican Republic
At this time no requirement for tests has been announced.
Many flights are scheduled in July. Air Transat, WestJet and Air Canada all show direct flights in July and August and will increase throughout the year.
See everything we know about the Dominican Republic's reopening for tourism
Dubai, UAE is officially reopening its borders for Canadian tourists on July 7, 2020 .
Canadian's need to: register their ‘health declaration' on an app before their trip, bring a negative PCR test within 96 hours of boarding, and have health insurance to be able to enter.
Emirates is flying direct to Dubai from Toronto starting in July.
Read more about Dubai's reopening for tourism, plus which hotels have reopened.
Estonia is allowing Canadian tourists starting July 6, 2020.
There are not tests or quarantine restrictions for Canadian visitors at this time.
While there are no direct flights into Tallinn from Canada, you can easily transit through another EU airport like Frankfurt or Amsterdam.
See more about Estonia's Reopening
France is allowing Canadian tourists as of July 1, 2020.
In an exact quote from the Canadian embassy in France: “From July 1, people [traveling] from Canada, regardless of their nationality, are now admitted to French territory, particularly for tourist reasons, with a valid passport.”
- Montreal will fly directly to Paris in July with 3 airlines: Air Transat, Air Canada and Air France.
- Toronto will fly directly to Paris in July with Air France, adding Air Canada flights in Aug.
Read more about Canadians being able to travel to France
French Polynesia (think Bora Bora and Tahiti) will reopen for Canadian tourists on July 15, 2020.
Canadians must bring a negative covid PCR test before boarding the flight and they will be tested again on arrival.
While Canada doesn't fly directly to Tahiti and Bora Bora, San Francisco and Los Angeles do!
Here is everything you need to know about French Polynesia reopening to Canadian tourists.
Germany formally announced it will be reopen for Canadian tourists on July 2nd.
Canadians are on the list of 8 third-party countries outside the EU that are now allowed unrestricted travel into Germany starting July 2, 2020.
Resumed Flights to Germany:
Vancouver on Lufthansa starting July 2
Calgary on EuroWings starting July 1
Toronto on Air Canada starting July 2
Montreal on Air Canada starting July 2
Read more about Germany's reopening for tourism
Yes! Greece announced that Canadians are welcome as of July 1, 2020!
Canadians are on the list of 15 third-party countries outside the EU that are now allowed entry into Greece.
Resumed DIRECT Flights to Greece:
Toronto on Air Canada starting July 7, on Air Transat starting July 26
Montreal on Air Canada starting July 8, on Air Transat starting July 27
Read more about the countries allowed to visit Greece and what the entry requirements are.
Jamaica reopened for Canadian tourists on June 15th!
Jamaica is requiring all Canadian's visiting to first fill out an online Travel Authorization Card before they fly and they will be testing arrivals at the airport.
Air Canada has resumed flights from Toronto to Kingston on June 23 and Montego Bay on June 27.
Read more about what Jamaica is requesting from inbound Canadian tourists
As of July 1, Latvia has decided to allow Canadian tourists to visit!
Latvia responded to the EU's suggestion of allowing third-party countries and has confirmed Canadians can now enter Latvia without quarantine or testing.
At this time Riga does not fly directly to Canada, but 1-stop layovers throughout the EU will get you there.
See more details on Lativa's Reopening
The Maldives are officially reopening on July 15th and accepting Canadian tourists.
While there are no mandatory testing or quarantine protocols in effect at the moment, Canadian travellers will have their temperatures taken at the airport and be expected to fill out a health declaration card. Pretty easy!
Here is everything else we know about the Maldives reopening to Canadian tourists
On July 15th, Canadians can take a vacation in beautiful Malta.
Did we mention Malta is on our personal bucket list? This island national is sitting in the middle of the Mediterranean, just waiting for tourists!
Here is everything we know about Malta's reopening.
Mexico is now open for Canadian tourists! In fact, it was one of the only countries that never actually really closed its borders to Canadians in the first place.
No tests needed.
As of June, many tourist cities like Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Cabo, and Puerto Vallarta have reopened their hotels and are ready to welcome Canadian guests. Flights by WestJet and Air Canada have resumed from many Canadian cities.
See all the detailed information about Mexico's reopening for Canadian tourists here.
Netherlands has now reopened for Canadian tourists, starting July 1, 2020.
When they first reopened, the Netherlands were only accepting visitors from other EU countries, but lifted the restriction for Canadians soon afterward.
Direct flights start:
- from Montreal on KLM July 16
- from Toronto on KLM July 3, and Air Canada on July 16
- Calgary on KLM on July 10
- Vancouver on KLM on July 9
See more about Netherlands reopening to Canada
Portugal… the most confusing country in the EU.
As per direct conversation with the Canadian Consulate and well as SEF Immigration, Portugal is open for Canadian tourists as of July 7th, with NO reciprocity or quarantine needed.
Airlines like TAP are also confirming the above information to be true,
However, on many official government websites and documents, Portugal is still citing the ‘Reciprocity' clause, claiming it will only allow Canadians in when Portuguese can also travel there.
Portugal has changed its rules and its decisions on this many times since reopening borders.
Note: If you need to travel to Portugal, beware rules can change. Call the consulate and your airline to confirm.
Read more about Portugal's Reopening
Canadian tourists are welcome in Romania as of July 7, 2020.
No testing or quarantines are required on arrival.
Air Canada did have a direct flight to Bucharest, but has not resumed it yet.
Here's all the details about Romania's reopening
Rwanda has officially reopened for tourism as of June 17, 2020 and is allowing Canadian tourists to visit.
Canucks will need to bring a negative-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival and be ready to be tested again upon arrival.
There are currently no direct flights from Canada, but RwandAir is looking into creating a direct NYC to Kigali route. They also fly to Brussels.
Here's all the details about Rwanda's reopening
Serbia reopened to Canadian tourists on May 22, 2020
Where is Serbia? It's a landlocked European nation that borders Montenegro, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania.
Canada doesn't fly to Belgrade, Serbia's capital city directly, but New York does on Air Serbia.
Read all the details about Serbia's reopening for tourism
Spain is reopening for Canadian's on July 3, 2020
The Canadian Consulate in Spain told us: “Spain is following the list of EU approved travel countries which includes Canada. This decision is subject to review every two weeks. Spain does not currently have any quarantine requirements for travelers however asks that people wear a mask in most public spaces and practice social distancing.”
Flights from Toronto to Barcelona on Air Canada start August 1, with more cities and airlines to be added soon.
Read all the details about Spain reopening for Canadians
St.Barths is officially reopening its borders for tourism on June 22, 2020 and is allowing Canadian tourists to visit!
Saint Barthelemy, or St. Barths as it’s commonly called, is a beautiful French-speaking Caribbean island known for its white-sand beaches, luxurious hotels, duty-free shopping and stunning views.
Canadian's only need to bring a negative PCR test with them to be admitted.
Here is everything you need to know about St. Barth's Reopening
The beautiful island nation of Saint Lucia reopened for Canadian travellers on June 4th.
Canadians are required to bring a negative covid test, taken no longer than 48 hours before departure in order to board their flight to Saint Lucia.
Air Canada is resuming their direct Toronto to Saint Lucia route on July 18.
Here is everything else you need to know about Saint Lucia's reopening for Canadians
St. Maarten is officially reopening for international tourism on July 1st
The minister of tourism stated: “the country is ready to receive travelers from Europe and North America as of July 1st”which means Canada is included.
Direct flights from Toronto on WestJet are already scheduled starting Aug 9th.
Here's everything we know about St.Maarten reopening to Canadian tourists.
St. Vincent and The Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines are officially reopening for tourism on July 1, 2020 and will be accepting Canadian tourists!
Canadians will have to answer a health questionnaire before arriving, and also agree to be tested upon arrival.
Air Canada has already scheduled direct flights to the islands starting July 23rd from Toronto.
Read more about the reopening of St. Vincent and The Grenadines for Canadian tourists
Sweden is now allowing Canadian tourists as of July 4, 2020 by recommendation of the EU.
This permission could change, as it is reviewed every two weeks.
Currently there are no direct flights into Sweden from Canada, but Canadians are also currently allowed in the Netherlands and Germany and can easily transit through there.
Here is all the info on Sweden's Reopening
Switzerland will welcome Canadian tourists on July 20!
In line with EU guidelines, Switzerland will lift entry restrictions for Canada and 13 other third-party nations.
- Toronto to Zurich 5-7x’s a week on Air Canada starting in July
- Calgary to Zurich 1x a week on Edelwiss Air starting in August
- Vancouver to Zurich 5x's a week Air Canada 5x's a week in August
- Montreal to Geneva 3-7x's a week on Air Canada starting in July
Read more about the Switzerland reopening for Canadians
Tanzania reopened for Canadian tourists at the start of June.
Fancy a safari? Or how about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? Maybe just laying on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar? The African nation of Tanzania will allow tourists to come and do all of the above.
Note: There are no direct flights from Canada to Tanzania.
Read more about Tanzania reopening and what there is to do there.
Tunisia is permitting Canadian tourists to visit as of June 27, 2020.
This resort destination in Northern Africa usually attracts tourists from the UK, but since Forbes recently listed Tunisia as one of 7 top tourist destinations in a post-covid world, Canadians are wanting to give it a try!
In order for Canadians to be granted entry, they need to bring a negative covid test within 72 hours of boarding.
TunisAir flies direct from Montreal starting in July.
Learn more about Tunisia's reopening for tourism here
Turkey has now reopened for Canadian tourists
Under normal ‘pre-covid' rules, Canadians do need to apply for an e-visa before traveling to Turkey, and their visa site is now operational again.
There are NO mandatory tests or forms to bring. Canadians will just need their e-visa, to wear a mask, and agree to temperature checks on arrival.
- Montreal on Turkish Airlines starting July 15
- Toronto on Turkish Airlines starting July 1
Learn more about Turkey's Reopening here
Turks & Caicos
Turks & Caicos will reopen for Canadians on July 22.
Canadians can head down to the Turks and Caicos late July, but only by flying in, as the cruise ports are staying closed until September.
A negative PCR test is required.
WestJet and Air Canada will fly direct from Toronto and Montreal starting in July.
Read more about the Turks and Caicos reopening for tourism
Contrary to popular belief, the USA is open to Canadian tourists.
Canadians are allowed to travel to the States, but they have to fly in. The land border between the two countries is still closed.
Dozens of flights leave Canada daily to the US. Vancouver flies direct to Los Angeles, Calgary flies direct to Vegas, Toronto flies direct to Orlando, and so much more.
Read more about visiting the USA as a Canadian and what tourist attractions are currently open.
U.S. Virgin Islands
On June 1, 2020 the US Virgin Islands (think St. Croix and St. Thomas) have reopened and are allowing Canadian tourists!
Right now there are no direct flights there from Canada, but Canadians can transit through Atlanta, Miami, New York, Houston, Charlotte or Fort Lauderdale to get to the islands. In fact, currently the USVI's are only allowing Canadians in if they are coming directly from the USA.
The best part is, tourists don't have mandatory testing on arrival, bringing a negative covid test, or have a quarantine period. As long as you have no high temp and no symptoms, you can easily enter!
Here's more on the USVI's reopening
Not open just yet.. but really soon for Canadians
Sri Lanka will reopen for Canadian visitors on August 15.
As long as Canadians agree to bringing a negative PCR test with them, and agree to have another test upon arrival, they can come for a vacation.
Read more details about Sri Lanka reopening for tourism
Belize is reopening its borders to Canadian tourists on August 15, 2020.
Travellers will have to fill out an online health form before they go and get a negative-PCR test 72 before departure or be prepared to be tested and wait for results on arrival.
While not announced yet, direct flights are expected to resume from Calgary and Toronto in August.
Here's everything else we know about Belize reopening for tourism
Bali, Indonesia is planned to reopen for Canadian tourists on September 11, 2020.
After a lot of back and forth, the governor of Bali finally announced on June 17 that he will be reopening international tourism for the island. While no formal country list has been made, Canadian citizens should be able to visit as of Sept 11.
Here is everything we know about Bali reopening to tourists
Georgia, the country not the state, is reopening to Canadian visitors July 31.
This date was originally set to July 1st, but has just been extended to July 31st due to a rise in cases from neighboring countries.
So far they have not indicated that testing will be required, but have asked all travellers wear a mask on the plane and undergo a temperature scan on arrival.
Read more about Georgia reopening its borders
Disclaimer: The above countries reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry before traveling.
List of Countries Reopening To Canadian Tourists:
- Antigua and Barbuda – June 4
- Aruba – July 1
- Bahamas – July 1
- Barbados – July 12
- Bali (Indonesia) September 11
- Belize – August 15
- Bermuda – July 1
- Croatia – July 1
- Curacao – July 1
- Denmark – July 4
- Dominican Republic – July 1
- Dubai (UAE) – July 7
- Estonia – July 6
- France – July 1
- French Polynesia – July 15
- Georgia – July 31
- Germany – July 2
- Greece – July 1
- Jamaica – June 15
- Latvia – July 1
- Maldives – July 15
- Malta – July 15
- Mexico – June 8
- Netherlands – July 1
- North Macedonia – July 1
- Portugal – July 7
- Romania – July 7
- Rwanda – June 17
- Serbia – May 22
- Spain – July 3
- Sri Lanka – August 15
- Sweden – July 4
- Switzerland – July 20
- Barths – June 22
- St. Lucia – June 4
- St. Maarten – July 1
- St. Vincent and The Grenadines – July 1
- Tanzania – June 1
- Tunisia – June 27
- Turkey – June 12
- Turks and Caicos – July 22
- United States – June
- U.S. Virgin Islands – June 1