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Many Canadians are wondering where they can travel right now, should they choose to do so.
Currently, there are 50+ 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.
All Canadians leaving the country should ensure they have proper travel insurance that covers covid-19
We are only covering countries that do NOT require a quarantine period.
Last updated: September 20
Countries that have reopened for Canadian tourists
(week of Sept 20)
Countries Added Recently: Colombia, Guatemala
Countries Updated Recently: Dominican Republic
Albania reopened to Canadian tourists on July 1, 2020.
No tests or quarantines required.
There are no flights directly to Albania from Canada, but Canadians can transit easily through Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Zurich, Istanbul, Paris, etc.
Read all the info about Albania's reopening
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
Armenia reopened for Canadian tourists on August 12, 2020.
Where is it? Located right in between Asia and Europe, bordering Georgia and Turkey.
Armenia is requiring a 14-day quarantine from tourists BUT there's an option to shorten/remove the quarantine if they schedule a PCR test in their hotel/rental. If the test comes back negative, the tourists can leave quarantine and enjoy free movement during their stay in Armenia.
See all the details for Armenia reopening for tourism
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 originally reopened for Canadians on July 1, but due to a surge in cases, the entry requirements have now gotten very difficult to fulfill.
As of August 1, Canadians will have to take a PCR test before arrival, PLUS undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine, with another PCR test to be released. These requirements make it almost impossible to travel to Bahamas at this time.
See all reopening details and entry requirements for the Bahamas
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, and comply to some strict and newly updated entry requirements as of August.
Read all the details about Barbados reopening for tourism
Belarus is now allowing Canadian travellers to visit.
Canadians do not need a visa to go to Belarus for up to 30 days. Covid-related entry requirements include: having travel health insurance and a ‘recommended' 48 hour PCR test.
While Canada doesn't fly directly to Belarus, Canadians can easily transit through many EU cities.
Read more on Belarus Reopening for Tourism
The airport was originally scheduled to reopen on August 15th for international travel. However, on August 5th the prime minister of Belize announced that the reopening would be delayed until further notice. No new date has been set. If this affects your travel, we recommend contacting your hotel and airline.
Here's everything else we know about Belize 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
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina has now opened for Canadian tourists, as of September 12.
BiH has been open since July 16, but at first was only allowing EU nations to visit. Now they have reopened to all nations, so Canadian tourists can once again visit!
All passengers will need to bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 48 hour prior to departure.
See more about BiH's reopening for tourism here
Brazil is now open for Canadian tourists!
In a surprise move, Brazil reopened its borders, basically without any restrictions, and is allowing Canadian tourists to visit as of July 30, 2020.
Direct flights have not yet resumed and the soonest we have found them in September, but this may change.
Read all the details on Brazil Reopening for Tourism
Bulgaria is now allowing Canadian tourists as of July 16, 2020.
It took them over 2-weeks to finally approve the suggestion from the EU, but are now accepting Canadians to come with no testing or quarantine.
Read more about Bulgaria reopening for Canadians.
Colombia is reopening borders for international tourism on September 21
Canadians can fly directly to Bogota starting in October, or transit through many US cities before then.
Canadian tourists need to bring a negative PCR test taken no longer than 96 hours before departure.
Read all the flights resuming to Colombia, plus all other news about Colombia Reopening For Tourism
Costa Rica will open for Canadian tourists as of August 1st, 2020.
All travelers will be required to present proof of a negative PCR coronavirus test. The result must have been received within the 48 hours before their travel to Costa Rica.
Read more about Costa Rica reopening for Canadians.
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 . Update July 11 – Canadians may now need a 48 hour negative-PCR test to enter. Clarification to follow.
See all the info about Croatia's reopening, including the forms for Canadians.
July 1, 2020 Cuba reopened for Canadian tourists!
Although, direct flights don't start resuming from Canada until late August/ early September, although some might be added if demand is high enough.
Cuba is requiring Canadians to be tested on arrival, but it's free!
See more about Cuba reopening 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
Cyprus announced that on July 16 they will start accepting Canadian tourists!
Cyprus has already been open for tourism since June, but has kept Canadians out until now.
Canadians will not need to present any tests, making it an easy entry!
See all the details about Canadians being permitted into Cyrpus
Canadians are welcome to visit the Czech Republic as of July 15, 2020.
Canadians (who are free of symptoms) do not have to bring a test, be tested on arrival, or undergo quarantine.
Read more about entry requirements and what's open in Czech Republic
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
The island nation of Dominica is reopening for tourism on August 7, 2020 and will be accepting Canadian tourists.
Canadians will have to bring a negative PCR test them, have a rapid test on arrival, and a few other entry requirements to help keep the nation safe.
Dominica only had 18 cases total and currently has zero cases!
See more about Dominica reopening for tourism
On July 1st, Canadians can travel to the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is now requiring visitors to present a negative COVID-19 test result before being allowed to enter the country.
Update September 15: The requirement to bring a 72 hour negative PCR test has been removed! Now, only random testing is done to 3%-10% of arrivals.
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
Ecuador is now open for Canadian tourists!
As of August 16, Canadians can now travel to Ecuador WITHOUT quarantine, as long as they bring a negative PCR test, no older than 10 days.
There are no direct flights from Canada, but Miami, Houston and New York have already resumed into Quito and Guayaquil
See everything we know about Ecuador 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.
Okay, the addition of Georgia to this list is a little unconventional, but may apply to many readers who are digital nomads.
Canadians are currently banned from entering Georgia (only 5 nations are currently permitted!), HOWEVER, they just launched their “Remotely in Georgia” visa, which allows a stay of up to 1 year for: digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and people who can work from home.
Canadians ARE allowed entry into the country under this program. The visa has no cost.
Applicants just have to show proof of income at least $2000 USD per month.
Entry requirements: There is a quarantine of 12 days required, but I wanted to include this on the list for my fellow Canadian nomads looking for a place to live/work this winter!
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
Canadians can now head to Ghana as of September 1
Tourists must bring results of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departure. Another mandatory test will be performed at the airport upon arrival.
There are currently no direct flight to Ghana from Canada, but Canadians can easily connect in New York, Paris or London.
Read more about Ghana'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.
Grenada in the Caribbean is reopening for Canadian tourists on August 1!
Be aware, they are currently a virus-free island and really want to keep it that way, so entry requirements are tough! Lots of testing and paperwork, but that means getting to vacation in a safe nation.
Direct flights start from Toronto Aug 10 on Air Canada.
Read more about Grenada's entry requirements for Canadians
Guadeloupe (a French nation in the Caribbean) has reopened to Canadian tourists as of July 1.
Canadians will need to bring a negative PCR test within 72 hours.
Direct flights have already resumed from Montreal on Air Canada, flying 2x's a week!
Read more about Guadeloupe's entry requirements for Canadians
Guatemala officially reopened for tourism on September 18
Canadian tourists will need to bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to the flight.
There are currently no diretc flights from Canada, but Canadians can easily transit through cities like: Dallas, Houston, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, etc; which all have non-stop flights.
Read more about Guatemala reopening for Canadian tourists
Haiti reopened for tourism on July 1, but it took us a while to get confirmation!
Many of you know I don't put countries on here that require a 14-day quarantine, but I have been getting mixed reports about Haiti. Some sources say it's there, while others say it's not. Please check before you go!
Otherwise, only a temperature check and a health declaration card will be the only entry requirements.
Flights are restarting from Montreal on August 12 and many resorts have just reopened their doors.
Read more about Haiti reopening for tourism
Honduras has reopened for Canadians as of August 17
Canadains will need to bring proof of a negative covid test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, but it can be either a PCR -or- a Rapid Test. (The only nation we know accepting rapid tests!)
Direct flights don't start from Toronto until December, but Canadians can transit through many US cities right now, like NYC and Miami.
Read more about Honduras reopening for Canadian tourists
Iceland reopened for Canadians on July 15, 2020.
Canadians can now visit with a double border-screening procedure- requiring two PCR-tests: one upon arrival and another 5-6 days later
See all the info about Canadians going to Iceland for tourism
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
Jordan is reopening for Canadian's on September 8!
Canadians will need to present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to departure, and undergo another PCR test upon arrival.
Montreal to Jordan is showing scheduled direct flights on Royal Jordanian Airlines starting October 1, 2x’s a week
Read all entry requirements and details about Jordan's reopening for tourism
Kosovo is open for tourism and allowing American's to visit.
No testing/quarantine is required!
Pristina airport is reopen, as well as land borders between Montenegro and Albania. While Canada doesn't fly directly to Kosovo, Canadian can transit throughout many European cities, like London, Frankfurt, Vienna, Munich or Istanbul.
Read everything about Kosovo reopening for Canadian tourists and what to know before you go
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
Lithuania has now reopened for Canadian tourists with no quarantine or testing.
They have been quite strict about case numbers, so they will review Canada's status WEEKLY to see if it stays on the approved list or not. Be aware when booking travel that it could enter the ‘quarantine required list' if case numbers rise.
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 Lithuania's Reopening
The tiny European nation of Luxembourg is now allowing Canadians to visit, as of July 1, 2020.
Canadians will not have quarantine or be tested as long as they are symptom free and coming from Canada, or another EU nation.
Canada doesn't fly to Luxembourg directly, but can easily transit in the EU.
See all details about Luxembourg's reopening
The Maldives are officially reopening on July 15th and accepting Canadian tourists.
Canadian travelers will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test that was taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Here is everything else we know about the Maldives reopening to Canadian tourists
It's official! On July 11th, 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!
Canadians will not have to submit a test or quarantine upon arrival.
There are currently no direct flights from Canada to Malta, but you can easily transit through Zurich, Istanbul, Heathrow, Munich, and more.
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.
Montenegro has just announced on July 8th Canadians are now welcome to visit.
Update: As of August 8th, Canadians no longer have to bring a negative PCR test with them for Montenegro! They can now enter without testing or quarantines.
This could change frequently, so please check our Montenegro Reopening Guide for any updates.
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
Nicaragua is getting ready to reopen for Canadians on October 1.
In fact, they never really closed their borders for tourism in the first place, but flights were suspended, effectively cutting the nation off to tourists.
Flights are planning on resuming Oct 1. Canadians can transit through Mexico City, Houston or Miami to get there.
A 72 negative PCR test is needed
Read more about Nicaragua's Reopening for Tourism
It took us a few weeks to get clarification on this, but yes, Poland is yet another EU nation that is allowing Canadian tourists to enter.
LOT airlines is flying 5x's a week directly from Toronto to Warsaw, starting mid-July.
Here is everything else we know about Poland Reopening for Canadian tourists
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
Slovenia is now open for Canadian tourists, effective July 17, 2020.
Slovenia first responded to the EU's suggestion on July 1 saying Canadians could only enter if they completed a 14-day quarantine. However, as of July 17, Canadians can now come with NO quarantine or testing.
Update Aug 6: Canada is no longer on the ‘quarantine-free' list for Slovenia, but can still go with quarantine.
Read more details about Slovenia 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.
When they first opened there were NO testing requirements at all. Now as of August 1, a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours before boarding is required.
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
Canada was most recently on the ‘Green' list for Ukraine, meaning they could enter without a PCR test or quarantine, but now the country is closing once again.
Ukraine is shutting its borders for all tourism and foreign arrivals from August 29 to at least September 28, to help curb rising cases throughout the nation.
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.
**Important Update August 18:
The USVI's are shutting down tourism again due to a surge in cases. As of August 19th there is a 30-day prohibition on tourism, and a ‘stay at home' order in full effect. We will update in 1-month to see if they reopen again.
Here's more on the USVI's reopening
Zambia has now reopened for tourism and is welcoming Canadians.
Tourist will need to bring a negative PCR test taken within 14 days of departure, and they do not have to quarantine upon arrival.
There are no direct flights to Zambia from Canada, but travelers can easily transit through Istanbul.
See more on Zambia reopening for tourism.
Not open just yet.. but really soon for Canadians
Sri Lanka will reopen for Canadian visitors on August 15.
Update July 24: Due to a surge in cases, Sri Lanka has postponed the reopening, but has not provided a new date.
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
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
The Cayman Islands (A British overseas territory in the Caribbean) is reopening for Canadian tourists on September 1, 2020.
I never include countries that require a 14-day quarantine on this list, but since the Cayman's are only asking for a 5-day, I thought I would add it. They also want a negative PCR test, another test after the 5th day, PLUS the wearing of a health monitor. One of the most strict requirements we've seen.
Read more about The Cayman Islands reopening for Canadians.
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:
- Albania – July 1
- Antigua and Barbuda – June 4
- Armenia – August 12
- Aruba – July 1
- Bahamas – July 1
- Barbados – July 12
- Bali (Indonesia) September 11
- Belarus – July 15
- Belize – August 15 (now delayed)
- Bermuda – July 1
- Bosnia – September 12
- Brazil – July 30
- Bulgaria – July 16
- Cayman Islands – Sept 1
- Colombia – Sept 21
- Croatia – July 1
- Cuba – July 1
- Curacao – July 1
- Cyprus – July 16
- Czech Republic – July 15
- Denmark – July 4
- Dominica – August 7
- Dominican Republic – July 1
- Dubai (UAE) – July 7
- Ecuador – August 16
- Estonia – July 6
- France – July 1
- French Polynesia – July 15
- Germany – July 2
- Ghana – September 1
- Greece – July 1
- Grenada – August 1
- Guadeloupe – July 1
- Guatemala – September 18
- Iceland – July 15
- Haiti – July 1
- Honduras – August 17
- Jamaica – June 15
- Jordan – September 8
- Kosovo – June 28
- Latvia – July 1
- Lithuania – Aug 1
- Luxembourg – July 1
- Maldives – July 15
- Malta – July 11
- Mexico – June 8
- Montenegro – July 8
- Netherlands – July 1
- Nicaragua – Oct 1
- North Macedonia – July 1
- Poland – July 15
- Portugal – July 7
- Romania – July 7
- Rwanda – June 17
- Serbia – May 22
- Slovenia – July 17
- Spain – July 3
- Sri Lanka – postponed
- 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
- Zambia – July