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18 April 2022 update

The latest entry requirements in Canada and the United States

The borders to Canada and the United States are officially open to international travellers.

Since 7 September for Canada, and 8 November for the United States, travel from the United Kingdom for the purposes of tourism has been possible. Anyone who is fully vaccinated may enter Canada and the United States without a mandated quarantine period. You can read about the exact entry requirements for both countries in the sections below.

Since so much has changed over the past two years, you want to make sure you're travelling properly and safely. That is where Little America can help.


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Holidays can be booked now for both Canada and the United States.
Since the borders have opened, we have seen a ‘travel rush’ as people book a much-needed holiday.

Entry requirements in Canada

The Canadian borders have been open since 7 September 2021. Fully vaccinated foreign nationals are welcome to enter without a mandated quarantine for reasons such as tourism.

However, there are certain conditions that these travellers must meet.

Current regulations in Canada:

  • Travellers must be fully vaccinated and show proof of the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days before entering Canada. Accepted vaccines are those manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson. This must be in English or French, or a certified translation into English or French must be available.
  • As of April 1, vaccinated travellers do not need a negative COVID-19 test to enter Canada.
  • Travellers must be asymptomatic.
  • Travellers must submit their mandatory information via Arrive CAN app or website. This includes a quarantine plan just in case.
  • Upon entry into Canada, customs officials are allowed to carry out random additional COVID-19 tests. These travellers must register their details and next address. Following the test, they must stay inside at the registered address until they receive a negative result in 1-3 days.
  • It is still necessary to hold an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation) to enter Canada.

Entry Requirements in the United States

The United States borders have been open since 8 November 2021. If you are boarding a flight bound for the USA, you no longer require a pre-departure COVID-19 test.

Below is an overview of the rules and regulations to enter the United States:

  • You must present a valid ESTA.
  • All air passengers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, are no longer required to show a negative viral COVID-19 test result, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, before boarding a flight to the U.S.
  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is no longer required but recommended in indoor areas of public transportation (including aeroplanes) travelling into, within, or out of the United States and indoors in US transportation hubs (including airports).
The border experience is very manageable.
Fully vaccinated foreign nationals are welcome to enter Canada and the United States without a mandated quarantine for reasons such as tourism.

Why you need to book with a travel specialist

Plan your tailor-made trip to Canada and the United States and take advantage of our flexible booking options. If your trip is cancelled due to Covid, we will rebook your trip free of charge.

In this new era of travel, the best way to retain a sense of assurance when you book a holiday is to book with a travel specialist. We can advise you on all the various terms and conditions, so you are fully aware of anything that could pop up. Our travel specialists at Little America will arrange a Plan B for you and the entire rebooking or cancellation process is handled if anything should happen.

At this stage in the pandemic, we are so well versed in the complicated booking, refund and credit process that you are guaranteed an added sense of security if an outbreak impacts your holiday. You need a specialist who knows what they’re doing.

How Little America keeps you safe

The world is entering a new era of travel, but Little America is still the specialist you’ve known and loved for the past 15 years. In fact, we’ve taken the downtime during Covid to perfect our processes, launch new products, and even grow our team. Cookie-cutter travel agencies may be starting from scratch, but with us - you don’t have to.

If your trip is cancelled due to Covid, we will rebook you free of charge or provide you with a full refund. We are also well versed with travel insurance who covers any additional costs you may incur.

Here are some other great benefits you receive when booking with Little America:

  • You’ll stay far away from mass tourism, surrounded by nature. So, no overcrowded hotel lobbies, elevators, buses, and buffet restaurants.

  • You’re not just a number to your local hosts - they will know you by name. If you need any advice on the local surroundings, your hosts know their home area better than anyone and can answer any questions.

  • To ensure all your standards are met and maintained, we frequently visit destination countries to meet your hosts and find the best unique, small-scale accommodations. You always know exactly what you’re getting - there are no surprises at your accommodation. In fact, members of our team are in Canada and the United States right now.

Stay far away from mass tourism, surrounded by nature.
You’re not just a number to your local hosts - they will know you by name.

Beat the travel rush

You’ve probably caught some of the good news in the media - but things are looking up travel wise. The industry is coming back to life. You’ll be headed out on your next adventure again in no time!

Since borders opened in Canada and the United States, we have seen the industry pick up again. The majority of people book their holidays at least a year ahead of time. Little America is ready to help you right now.

If you book your holiday in advance, you’ll enjoy the best routes, accommodations and activities for the best price. On the other hand, if you travel at the last minute, you’ll get the bottom of the barrel. Act now to make the most out of your holiday, especially as the travel industry begins to pick up again.

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Where can I find more travel information?

Want to get inspired for an upcoming holiday? Join one of our live and informative online or in-person presentations.

In order to provide you with an up-to-date overview of the current situation in Canada and the United States, we constantly collect information and news from a variety of reliable sources. We will keep you informed of further news about the COVID-19 virus and what it means for travel.

Sources

Canadian government
United States government

United Kingdom government

World Health Organisation (WHO)

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