On Monday Canadian officials announced they would ease pandemic restrictions at the U.S.-Canada border starting next month.
The decision, which goes into effect on August 9th, will allow U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated with Canadian-authorized vaccines to enter for nonessential travel without quarantining.
To be eligible for entry, fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of flight departure or arrival at a land crossing. They will also be required to upload proof of a fully completed and authorized COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before departure to a Canadian government app.
Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 and unvaccinated dependent children will be allowed to accompany a fully vaccinated parent, step-parent, or legal guardian and forgo the 14-day quarantine.
Canada and the United States agreed to close their 5,500-mile land border in March 2020, and have extended the closure month by month since.
No word yet on whether The United States will allow Canadians to enter across the land border for nonessential travel.