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Is proof of vaccination still required to cross the U.S.-Canada border?

The Canadian government is expected to ease COVID-19 restrictions, including proof of vaccination, for Americans crossing the border.

Canada extended COVID-19 restrictions to enter the country in June, but that extension expires on September 30.


Visitors heading up north were previously required to use the ArriveCAN app to upload their proof of vaccination at least 72 hours before crossing the border, according to News10.

Now, the Canadian government plans to drop the proof of vaccination requirement and make use of the ArriveCAN app optional, according to CBC.

A final decision is pending the approval of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The government has the option to extend the measures, but that is unlikely.

The Canadian government is expected to make an official announcement on Monday, September 26.


Related: Why is the ArriveCAN app still required to enter Canada?



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