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Many Canadians are wondering where they can travel right now, should they choose to do so.

Currently, there are many countries that are accepting Canadian tourists, with more being added constantly.

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 compiled a complete list of countries that have reopened their borders for Canadian tourists. This list will be updated constantly as the news changes so rapidly.

Countries that require a Visa for Canadian passport holders

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 that have reopened for Canadians, 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, until August 8, 2021, upon returning to Canada all travelers will face a mandatory 14-day quarantine, 3-day hotel quarantine, arrival testing, Day 8 testing, and providing a negative 72-hour PCR test before boarding their flight home.

*New exemptions for vaccinated travelers. As of July 5, 2021, fully vaccinated passengers can circumvent the 3-day hotel quarantine, the day-8 testing, and the 14-day quarantine. Pre-flight plus arrival PCR testing still in effect.

Important: All Canadians leaving the country should ensure they have proper travel insurance that covers covid-19

Countries That Have Reopened For Canadian Tourists

Last Updated: August 24, 2021
Countries Added Recently: Austria
Countries Updated/Removed Recently:  Malta, Norway, North Macedonia

Albania

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 

Albania in Europe

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda reopened to Canadian’s on June 4, 2020.

Canadians will have to bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 7 days before arrival. 

Canadians can transit through Miami, who has daily flights. 

See all the details for Antigua and Barbuda’s reopening

Armenia

Armenia reopened for Canadian tourists on August 12, 2020.

Where is it? Located right in between Asia and Europe, bordering Georgia and Turkey. 

You’ll need to bring proof of a negative PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours before arriving -or- show proof of being fully vaccinated with at least 14 days elapsed.

See all the details for Armenia reopening for tourism 

Aruba

Canadians will have to fill out an online health declaration form, purchase Aruba specific Covid-19 insurance and upload negative covid PCR test results 4 – 72 hours before boarding. 

Usually, Air Canada and WestJet fly directly to Aruba, but due to flight cutbacks, Canadians will have to transfer through a US airport. Sunwing and Air Canada aim to bring back direct flights in October 2021.

Here is everything you need to know about Aruba reopening for Canadian tourists.

Aruba beach and resorts aerial view

Austria

As of August 2021, Canada is listed on the low-risk ‘Appendix 1’ of countries permitted to enter Austria. 

This means Canadians can use one of the following to enter Austria for tourism and non-essential travel:

  • Proof of vaccination (at least 21 days old, but not more than 270 days old)
  • Proof of recovery (not more than 90 days old)
  • Proof of a negative 72-hour PCR test or 48-hour antigen test

Bahamas

The Bahamas originally reopened for Canadians on July 1 and has changed entry requirements many times since.

The most recent updates include: A negative PCR test must be shown, taken no longer than 5 days before arrival. Stays over 4 nights must also take a rapid antigen test on the 5th day. As of May 1, 2021 The Bahamas will make exceptions to allow fully vaccinated Canadians to skip PCR testing.

WestJet and Air Canada have direct flights scheduled for fall 2021.

See all reopening details and entry requirements for the Bahamas

Barbados

Barbados reopened for Canadian tourists with the first direct flights coming in December from Toronto on Air Canada. 

Some entry requirements include: A negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival, an online health declaration form, and 2nd covid test taken around 5 days from when the first test was administered. 

Read all the details about Barbados reopening for tourism 

Belize

Belize reopened for tourism on October 1, 2020. 

Canadian travelers will need to download a travel health app, only book certified accommodation, and provide proof of either: A negative 48-hour antigen test, a 96-hour PCR test, or proof of vaccination.

Direct flights are scheduled to start in November 2021

New in 2021: Vaccinated travelers are exempt from the PCR testing requirement for entry.

Here’s everything else we know about Belize reopening and all entry requirements 

Belize dock

Bermuda

Bermuda is officially reopening for Canadian tourists on July 1st.

Get ready for a lot of testing!

Unvaccinated passengers will need to book a 14-day quarantine hotel. Vaccinated passengers will need a 72-hour negative PCR test, test on arrival, and test on Day 4 and 10 of their trip. 

Air Canada currently flies direct out of Toronto, with WestJet restarting direct flights in November.

We have all the details about Bermuda’s reopening for tourism here

Belgium

Belgium approved the return of Canadian tourists in July 2021 and currently has Canada classified as a ‘Green’ nation.

As long as Canada stays ‘green’, no test, quarantines, or proof of vaccination is required to enter Belgium.

See more of Belgium’s entry rules 

Bonaire

Bonaire reopend for Canadian tourists on November 1

Canadians will need to bring a 72-hour negative PCR test in order to enter, as well as have travel insurance that covers covid

Air Canada usually flies directly from Toronto but has not yet resumed flights due to demand. 

We have all the details about Bermuda’s reopening for tourism here

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina opened for Canadian tourists, as of September 12, 2020.

All passengers will need to bring a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 48 hour prior to departure. 

New in 2021: Proof of vaccination is valid for circumventing testing requirements 

See more about BiH’s reopening for tourism here

bosnia reopening sarajevo

Brazil

Brazil is now open for Canadian tourists!

Brazil started allowing Canadian tourists to visit as of July 30, 2020. 

Direct flights to Sao Paulo can be found from Toronto on Air Canada. 

2021 Update: A 72-hour negative PCR test will be required for all visitors starting Dec 30

Read all the details on Brazil Reopening for Tourism

Bulgaria

Bulgaria has reopened to 80+ countries as of May 2021

Canadians can enter 4 ways: Proof of a negative PCR test (72 hours), proof of a negative Antigen test (48 hours), proof of recovery (positive test 14-180 days old) or proof of vaccination.

Neighbouring Greece is also allowing Canadians, which makes this a great 2-stop Europe trip for the summer!

Read more about Bulgaria reopening for Canadians.

Chile

Chile reopened for tourism on November 23 and stated that Canadians are permitted to enter. A 72-hour PCR test is required, as well as a contact tracing app.

April 2021 Update: Chile has re-closed borders for general tourism until further notice.

Read all of Chile’s reopening news and entry requirements 

Colombia

Colombia reopened its borders for international tourism on September 21

No tests, no quarantines. The testing requirement for Canadians arriving in Colombia has been removed as of June 4, 2021.

Read all the flights resuming to Colombia, plus all other news about Colombia Reopening For Tourism

Costa Rica

Costa Rica opened for Canadian tourists as of August 1st, 2020.

in 2021: No tests, no quarantines.

Tourists will have to comply with CR’s unique request for certain levels of travel insurance coverage

Read more about Costa Rica reopening for Canadians.

Croatia

Croatia officially reopened for Canadian tourists on July 1, 2020.

As of 2021, Canadians will need to show proof of paid accommodation and choose one of the following for entry: Proof of negative test, proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery.

See all the info about Croatia’s reopening, including the forms for Canadians.

Korcula Island, Croatia

Cuba

On July 1, 2020 Cuba reopened for Canadian tourists!

Cuba is requiring Canadians to fill out a health online declaration form and be tested on arrival.

Test Update: Starting January 1, 2021 ALL passengers will also have to bring a 72-hour negative PCR test in combination with getting tested at the airport. 

See more about Cuba reopening for Canadians

Curacao

On July 1, Curacao reopened its 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. 

See all the entry requirements for Curacao’s reopening

Cyprus

Cyprus is allowing Canadian tourists to enter as of July 2021.

They are currently classified as ‘Orange’, which means a 72-hour PCR test is still needed to enter. 

See more about Cyprus’ entry rules here

Czech Republic

Canadians can enter Czechia as of June 21, 2021

Currently, Canada is on the ‘green’ low-risk list, meaning tourists can enter without testing or quarantines. However, once inside the country, many hotels, tours, and other venues may require either proof of vaccination or proof of negative test to enter/visit/patron.

Denmark

As of July 3, 2021,  Denmark is allowing Canadian tourists to enter for non-essential reasons.

Canada is currently listed as ‘yellow’. 

Fully vaccinated Canadians, or recently recovered Canadians can enter with no tests or quarantines. Unvaccinated passengers will need a 72 hour PCR test. 

Read more about Denmark’s entry rules 

Dominica

The island nation of Dominica is reopened for tourism on August 7, 2020 and will be accepting Canadian tourists.

To be honest, it might be a little to hard to visit at this time, since Canada was recently moved into the ‘high-risk’ list. 

Canadians will now need to: Bring a 72-hour negative PCR test with them, be tested on arrival, spend 5 days in quarantine, and then take a 3rd test on day 5 to finally enjoy the vacation. 

See more about Dominica reopening for tourism

Dominican Republic

As of July 1, 2020, Canadians can travel to the Dominican Republic

No tests, no quarantines!

2021 Update: A small sample of arrivals (around 5%) will be selected for random testing, but it’s an easy and non-evasive breath test. Fully vaccinated passengers will be exempt from random selection testing.

See everything we know about the Dominican Republic’s reopening for tourism

Bavaro beach in Punta Cana. Dominican republic

Dubai (UAE)

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. 

in 2021: Emirates and Air Canada currently fly direct to Dubai.

Read more about Dubai’s reopening for tourism, plus which hotels have reopened. 

Ecuador

Ecuador is now open for Canadian tourists!

Canadians can travel to Ecuador without quarantine, as long as they bring a negative PCR or antigen test, no older than 3 days. (Exceptions to the testing requirement in effect for vaccinated/recovered travelers.)

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

Egypt

Egypt has reopened for Canadian tourists to visit.

All canucks must have proof of a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19 performed no more than 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Egypt. 

Canada also qualifies for the visa on arrival program. 

See all entry requirements and more details on Egypt reopening for tourism 

Estonia

Starting July 2021, Estonia put Canada back on its safe list for entry.

Canada is currently ‘Green’, meaning they can enter without tests or quarantines.

Finland

Starting July 26, 2021, Finland opened up for vaccinated travelers worldwide, including Canada.

Canadians need to bring proof of being fully vaccinated, with 14 days having passed since the last treatment.

France

As of June 9, 2021, France first reopened for Canadian tourists, ONLY if they are vaccinated. Then on June 18, France added Canada to its ‘Green’ list, meaning un-vaccinated tourists are now also welcome.

Vaccinated Canadians will need to show their proof of being fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated Canadians need either a 72-hour PCR test, or a 48-hour antigen test.

Read more about France reopening for vaccinated tourists

French Polynesia

French Polynesia (think Bora Bora and Tahiti) reopened for Canadian tourists on July 15, 2020, closed again in 2021, and reopened a second-time summer 2021 with a vaccination requirement.

Vaccinated Canadians must bring a negative 72-hour PCR test or a 48-hour antigen test, along with their proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated passengers are only allowed for a compelling reason.

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.

Georgia

As of mid-2021, Canadian travelers have TWO options to enter Georgia:

1- If vaccinated, they can enter restriction-free

2- If unvaccinated, they will need to bring a negative 72-hour PCR test, isolate for 3 days, and take another test to release. 

Germany

Germany lifted the entry ban for Canadians starting July 2, 2021. Canadian tourists are once again permitted to enter directly from Canada, or via another approved country. Proof of a negative test (72 hour PCR or 48 antigen) recent recovery, or vaccination is required.

Ghana

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 flights to Ghana from Canada, but Canadians can easily connect in New York or London.

Read more about Ghana’s Reopening for Tourism 

Greece

As of May 14, 2021 Greece has added back CANADA to its approved list. Canadians can once again enter Greece for tourism.

Canadians have 3 choices for entry: Either proof of being fully vaccinated, proof of a negative 72-hour PCR test, or proof of recently recovering from the virus.

Hotels, beaches, tours, museums, and outdoor dining are all open!

Read more about traveling to Greece, including all entry rules

Grenada

Grenada reopened for Canadian tourists on August 1, 2020

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 have not yet restarted due to low demand. 

Read more about Grenada’s entry requirements for Canadians

Guadeloupe 

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. 

Read more about Guadeloupe’s entry requirements for Canadians

Guatemala

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. Vaccinated tourists are exempt from testing.

There are currently no direct 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

guatelmala reopens tourism

Haiti

Haiti reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020

Starting on February 9, 2021 all passengers into Haiti will require proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival. 

Proof of recovery for entry is also possible. 

Read more about Haiti reopening for tourism 

Hawaii

Yes, we are aware Hawaii is not a country… however since they have separate entry requirements than the mainland USA and since Canadians can now only get the appropriate tests as of Nov 20, it needed its own spot on this list.

As of November 20, WestJet has partnered with a test provider approved by the government of Hawaii and is offer Canadians pre-flight testing for entry.

With these pre-flight tests, Canadians can enter Hawaii without a 10-day quarantine.

Read more about WestJet’s new Hawaii testing program for Canadians 

(Note: Air Canada has also added pre-flight testing for Hawaii out of YYC and YVR)

Honduras

Honduras has reopened for Canadians as of August 17, 2020

Canadians 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- an antigen test. Fully vaccinated passengers can skip testing.

Direct flights from Toronto have not been restarted yet, but Canadians can transit through many US cities right now, like NYC and Miami. 

Read more about Honduras reopening for Canadian tourists

Iceland has reopened borders for vaccinated Canadian tourists.

Iceland

As of 2021, Canadian travellers that can show proof of being fully inoculated will be permitted entry into Iceland, in addition to providing a pre-flight 72-hour PCR or antigen test.

Italy

Canadians were put back on the list of approved third-party countries to enter Italy on May 16, 2021.

As of June 21, Canadians can enter Italy for tourism by providing just ONE of the following:

  • Proof of being fully vaccinated
  • Proof of recent recovery within 180 days
  • Proof of a negative 48-hour antigen or PCR test

Read more about Italy’s entry requirements for 2021

Jamaica

Jamaica reopened for Canadian tourists on June 15, 2020

Jamaica is requiring all Canadians visiting to first fill out an online Travel Authorization Card before they fly and starting March 2021 they will need proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 3 days before the flight.

Read more about what Jamaica is requesting from inbound Canadian tourists 

Jordan

Jordan reopened for Canadians on September 8, 2020.

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. Proof of vaccination allows passengers to skip testing.

Montreal to Jordan on Royal Jordanian Airlines has restarted.

Read all entry requirements and details about Jordan’s reopening for tourism

The Monastery (El Deir) and surroundings. One of the most beautiful facades in Petra, Jordan

Kosovo

Kosovo is open for tourism and allowing Canadians to visit. 

A 72-hour PCR test is required for entry.

Pristina airport is reopen, as well as land borders between Montenegro and Albania.  While Canada doesn’t fly directly to Kosovo, Canadians 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

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan reopened for tourism in August, but as of December starting allowing Canadian tourists to visit.

A 72-hour PCR test is needed to enter, but no quarantine is required! Proof of vaccination can be used to skip testing.

Read everything about Kyrgyzstan reopening for tourism and what to know before you go

Maldives

The Maldives reopened for tourism on July 15, 2020.

In April 2021, the Maldives started making exceptions for vaccinated travelers to skip testing, but due to Delta concerns, has suspended that program. As of July 26, 2021, 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, even if they are fully vaccinated.

Here is everything else we know about the Maldives reopening to Canadian tourists

Malta

Temp Restrictions

Due to Delta concerns, Malta is currently only allowing fully vaccinated passengers to enter.

Canada was on the list for entry, but since Malta is only currently accepting the EU’s Digital Green Certificate, NHS digital app, and the U.S.’s digital SmartHealthCard Common Pass app, Canadians are effectively shut out for the moment. 

Here is everything we know about Malta’s reopening.

Mexico

Mexico is 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, no quarantines!

The country has been wide open for tourism since mid-2020, as of mid-2021, is one of the world’s most popular ‘pandemic era’ destinations.

Canadian airlines have already restarted direct flights to Mexico City and Cancun and plan to restart direct flights to cities like Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo, and others fall 2021.

See all the detailed information about Mexico’s reopening for Canadian tourists here

cancun reopens tourism

Montenegro

Montenegro has announced on July 8, 2020 Canadians are now welcome to visit. 

As of 2021 Canadians have 3 options: Bring a negative 48-hour PCR test, proof of recovery from the virus, or being fully vaccinated.

This could change frequently, so please check our Montenegro Reopening Guide for any updates. 

Morocco

Canadian are permitted to visit Morocco for tourism, and as of 2021, it’s a little easier.

Canadians are required to bring a negative PCR test, no older than 48 hours before arrival – or – proof of being fully vaccinated.

Here is everything we know about Morocco Reopening

Netherlands

The Netherlands is now allowing Canadian tourists again as of July 8, 2021.

Canada is currently listed as a ‘safe’ nation, which means no tests, no proof of vaccine, and no quarantine is required. Easy entry!

See more of the Netherland’s entry rules 

Nicaragua

Nicaragua reopened for Canadians on October 1, 2020

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. 

Canadians can transit through Mexico City, Houston or Miami to get there. 

in 2021: A 72 negative PCR test is needed

Read more about Nicaragua’s Reopening for Tourism

North Macedonia

Canadians (and every other nation!) can visit North Macedonia starting July 1, 2020.

For 13 months, no tests or quarantines were required. However, starting August 2021 visitors will now be required to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or a negative test to enter.

Read all the info about North Macedonia’s reopening here

Pakistan

Pakistan will reopen for tourism on October 5th, and Canadians will be permitted to enter. 

First, Canadian tourists will need to apply for a visa. Once approved, Canadians will need to bring proof of a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival.

Direct flights are available to 3 cities as of fall 2021.

Get more information on Pakistan reopening for Canadian tourists 

Panama

Panama reopened for tourism in October and Canadian tourists can enter.

As of 2021: Canadians will need to bring a 72-hour negative test, which can be PCR or antigen. 

See everything we know about Panama reopening for tourism 

Paraguay

Paraguay has reopened for Canadian tourists as of December, 2020.

Canadians will need to bring a 72-hour negative Covid test. Paraguay is accepting PCR, LAMP and Nucleic Acid tests. 

See everything we know about Paraguay reopening for tourism 

Peru

Peru reopened in October for tourism and starting permitting Canadians to visit as of November 1. 

A negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival is needed. (Antigen tests and proof of recovery certificates are also permitted)

Read all the details on Peru’s reopening and entry requirements 

Poland

Poland is allowing Canadian tourists to enter for non-essential reasons.

As of mid-2021, unvaccinated Canadians will have to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Vaccinated Canadians have no restrictions.

Here is everything else we know about Poland Reopening for Canadian tourists

Portugal

Canadians were added back onto Portugal’s approved list in July 2021.

Tourists entering from Canada or another approved nation will have to provide a negative 48-hour antigen test or a 72-hour PCR test. Proof of vaccination is only being accepted from fellow EU nations at this time. 

See all of Portugal’s entry requirements

Romania

On June 1, 2021, Romania removed the travel ban on foreign arrivals, including Canada.

Currently, Canada is on the ‘yellow’ list, meaning passengers will need a 72-hour PCR test, proof of vaccination, or proof of recent recovery to enter.

Read more about Romania’s 2021 reopening

Rwanda

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

Serbia reopened to Canadian tourists on May 22, 2020

As of 2021: a 48-hour PCR test is required for entry.

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

Downtown Belgrade Serbia

Slovakia

As of July 9, Slovakia is now allowing Canadian tourists to enter. 

Entry is easiest for fully-vaccinated passengers, as they are considered low risk and have no tests/quarantines. Unvaccinated passengers may still enter, but they will need a 72-hour pCR test and a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. 

Slovenia

Canadian tourists can enter Slovenia for non-essential travel as of June 2021.

Passengers will either need a negative 48-hour PCR test, a recent recovery within 10 days to 6 months old, or proof of vaccination to enter.

South Africa

South Africa has reopened for tourism on October 1, and is now again allowing Canadian tourists as of November 12, 2020. 

As of 2021: Canadians are allowed to visit, but they must bring a negative PCR test that was taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departure into SA.

Read everything we know about South Africa reopening for tourism

Spain

Canadian tourists can visit Spain once again as of June 7, 2021, providing they are fully vaccinated. No tests or quarantines are required.

To be considered fully vaccinated, passengers must have received both shots (or the one in the case of J&J) and 14 days must have elapsed since the last/final shot.

See all of Spain’s entry requirements

St. Barths

St.Barths reopened for a second time mid-2021

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.

Vaccinated Canadian tourists will have to bring their proof of vaccination and either a 48-hour antigen test or a 72 hour PCR test.  Unvaccinated Canadian tourists will have to provide a negative 72-hour PCR test, plus quarantine for the first 7 days of arrival, with a 2nd PCR test on Day 7.

Here is everything you need to know about St. Barth’s Reopening

St Lucia

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 5 days before departure in order to board their flight to Saint Lucia.

Here is everything else you need to know about Saint Lucia’s reopening for Canadians

St. Maarten

St. Maarten reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020

Canadians will need to bring a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival, with negative results. Antigen within 48 hours is also accepted.

Here’s everything we know about St.Maarten reopening to Canadian tourists.

st. maarten

St. Vincent and The Grenadines

St. Vincent and the Grenadines officially reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020

Canadians will have to answer a health questionnaire before arriving, and also agree to be tested upon arrival. 

Air Canada usually has direct flights, but they have not yet resumed. 

Read more about the reopening of St. Vincent and The Grenadines for Canadian tourists

Sweden

As of July 1, 2021 Canadians can enter Sweden by producing one of the following:

  • A vaccination certificate
  • A negative test certificate 
  • Documented evidence of recovery from COVID-19

Switzerland

Starting June 26, 2021, fully vaccinated Canadian tourists can enter Switzerland with no testing or quarantines. At least 14 days must have passed since the final dose, but no longer than 12 months.

Tanzania

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.

As of 2021: A 72-hour negative PCR test is required.

Read more about Tanzania reopening and what there is to do there.

Tunisia

Tunisia is permitting Canadian tourists to visit as of June 27, 2020

In order for Canadians to be granted entry, they need to bring a negative covid test within 72 hours of boarding and complete an online health declaration form. 

TunisAir has a Montreal direct flight.

Learn more about Tunisia’s reopening for tourism here

Turkey

Turkey has 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. 

Direct flights are now available from Montreal and Toronto on Turkish Airlines to Istanbul.

Canadians can bring a negative 72-hour PCR test, proof of recent recovery, or proof of being fully vaccinated to enter.

Learn more about Turkey’s Reopening here

Aerial view of Antalya on the Mediterranean Sea

Turks & Caicos

Turks and Caicos reopened June 22, 2020

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, no older than 5 days before arrival. 

Read more about the Turks and Caicos reopening for tourism

Uganda

Uganda officially reopened both air and land borders on October 1st. Canadians are welcome to visit. 

All passengers will need a 72 hour negative PCR test to enter, and another PCR test in order to leave the country. 

Read more about Uganda Reopening For Tourism 

UK

For the first half of 2021, the UK had banned leisure travel. Now, as of May 17 with the re-launch of their ‘test to release’ program and resumption of foreign travel, Canadians can once again travel to the UK.

Canada is currently listed as an ‘Amber’ nation. Those traveling from Amber nations will have a 10-day quarantine, with the option of ‘testing to release’ early at Day 5. They will also have a pre-departure test, test on arrival, and either their test to release on day 5, or test on day 8 if they prefer to stay in isolation the entire 10-days.

See all the updated entry requirements for the United Kingdom

Ukraine

Canada keeps moving between Ukraine’s ‘Green List’ and ‘Red List’ for entry, depending on the epidemiological situation of the day.

When it’s on the Green List, entry is easy with no tests and quarantines. When it’s on the red list a 48-hour negative PCR test is needed for entry. 

Read all entry requirements and details about Ukraine Reopening For Tourism

United States

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. 

Starting on January 26, 2021 ALL passengers arriving into the USA by air must bring proof of a negative Covid test, performed within 72 hours. The test can be PCR or rapid antigen. 

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.

A negative PCR test is required, no older than 5 days of arrival. 

Here’s more on the USVI’s reopening

Zambia

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. 

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krizz

Thursday 16th of September 2021

I like you guys and Kashlee cause you do not show any prejudice or discrimination. Peace be with you!

Kashlee Kucheran

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Thank you so much! :)

MJ

Thursday 2nd of September 2021

Hi, any updates on Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan travel? Thanks so much

Melissa

Wednesday 18th of August 2021

Hi Kashlee, A note maybe to enter regarding Italy. They now have a “GreenPass” rule - required to eat indoors at a restaurant and to enter museums. They asked us for this in both Rome and Naples. South of Naples, many places are not really following this, but in the North businesses are adhering to this. Completely unfair as they advertised they were fully open to tourism back in May/June and now imposing this requirement on people who purchased tickets and booked tours, and may not be vaccinated. For now though, important for people to be aware. For non-Europeans they just look at any paper version of a double vax card.

Juan

Friday 6th of August 2021

Egypt you not longer need PCR test if you are fully vaccinated

Juan

Saturday 7th of August 2021

@Kashlee Kucheran,Hi, i'm from quebec, canada and my vaccination proof have QR code.i just want to let you know.

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 6th of August 2021

We see Egypt's new vaccine exception, but it says it must have a QR code, which Canada's and the US's paper cards do not. So we have left it unchanged for now.

Josh

Wednesday 28th of July 2021

I am a Canadian living in Mexico. Not a resident. Can I travel to New York for a few days and then to Amsterdam with a test? Or will I need to stay in New York for 14 days?