Canada Welcomes Back Visitors on September 7, 2021




When visiting Canada for business purposes, you’ll need to consider the following:

  • Covid travel restrictions for foreign nationals travelling to Canada
  • Entry and proof requirements for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)
  • Visa requirements



A. Find out if you can travel to Canada

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be allowed to enter Canada for non-essential travel starting on September 7, 2021.


To enter on September 7, 2021 or later:

– You must be fully vaccinated.

– Most recent Covid-19 vaccine dose is at least 14 days before the day you plan to enter Canada.


Accepted vaccines by the Government of Canada:

– Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)

– Moderna (mRNA-1273)

– AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)

– Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)


Exemptions for Fully Vaccinated Traveller:

If you qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you are exempt from:

– Quarantine

– Day-8 testing requirement


B. Entry and Proof Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

Steps to Follow for Your Trip:


C. Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)

– Business travellers may need an eTA, which costs $7.00 (Cdn).


D. Visa Requirements

Also see Immigration and Citizenship for further information on visa requirements.


For further information, please contact Helen Hemmingsen at



  • The above website links were valid on September 14, 2021.
  • I am not an immigration lawyer, and highly recommend that any companies seek independent legal counsel about entering into Canada as a business visitor.