Canada will reopen the border to fully vaccinated travellers

Finally, as announced at a press conference on July 19, Canada is finally ready to open the border to all fully vaccinated U.S. citizen and afterwards even to international travellers from all over the world. That definitely sounds like good news.
So for now, we have summarized the latest information for you. This is everything we know now:
As of August 9, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, fully vaccinated US citizen and permanent residents of the United States will be permitted to enter Canada for non-essential reasons (like long-awaited travel and tourism). For people with this permission there is also no need to quarantine anymore.This only applies to fully vaccinated travellers who meet all requirements. Entry to Canada will continue to not be allowed for non-vaccinated US citizen as well as for all other foreign travellers.
As of September 7, 2021 the government plans to reopen Canada’s borders to all fully vaccinated travellers from all over the world that meet special entry requirements.

What does “fully vaccinated” mean?

  • being fully vaccinated with a Government of Canada – accepted vaccine
  • must have received full vaccination protection at least 14 days prior to entering Canada
    Currently accepted vaccines:
    • Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine
    • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
    • Astrazeneca / COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine
    • Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 vaccine – single dose

Every traveller must provide evidence supporting their vaccination in English or French (or a certified translation).
That sounds really promising but in addition there are still some requirements you must comply with.

Fully vaccinated travellers must also

  • use the ArriveCan app to provide COVID-19 related information (such as proof of vaccination), submit the information before board the flight
  • fulfill pre-entry testing requirements ; i.e only PCR or similar tests are approved; non-antigen tests are not accepted. Testing must be conducted within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of your last direct flight to Canada
  • do not have any symptoms upon arrival
  • have their vaccination documentation in English or French ready to show a government official on request
  • you still need to present the quarantine plan in case you do not get the exemption
  • public health measures such as wearing a mask in public and monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 must be followed all the time

New testing and quarantine regulations

  • new border testing surveillance program
  • fully vaccinated travellers will not need a post-arrival test unless they have been randomly selected to do a Day 1 PCR test
  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents travelling to the US for less then 72 hours are allowed to do the pre-entry test in Canada
  • there are no changes for unvaccinated travellers
  • for all travellers arriving on or after August 9, there is no need for the three-night-government-authorized hotel stay anymore
  • as an fully vaccinated traveller you will no longer have to complete a 14 day quarantine
    • this also applies to unvaccinated children under the age of 12 and dependent children


These requirements are intended to keep the COVID-19 cases as low as possible and reduce pressure on the Canadian health care capacity.
We will keep you updated if there is any new information especially about international travel regulations.

take care!

– Tatjana

Find further information on:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2021/07/easing-border-measures-for-fully-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada—permitting-discretionary-travel-for-citizens-and-permanent-residents-of-th.html

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Upcoming Portland trip

Only one month left until we’re going to Portland, so we want to give you some more information about what to bring for crossing the border to the US.

-Passport (Passports must be valid and be Machine-readable). All passports issued from 2006 and after are Machine-Readable. The date of issue is stated in your passport.

-Everyone must pay US immigration $6 USD at the border to process entry (please have exact change)

– Proof of medical insurance. Not required but definitely recommendable in case you accidentally get ill or injured (although the trip does not include hazardous activities).

– Any kind of proof that you’re going back to Canada. Can be a document proving that you’re participating in a study program in Canada, proof of work in Canada, or proof that you’re doing a practicum in Canada.

– In case your country is included in the visa waiver program you don’t need to apply for any other visa documents. A lot of countries are included in the visa waiver program. You can check the list here.

– Since we’re driving across the border you don’t need the ESTA tourist visa. This is only needed when entering the US on an air or sea carrier.

– Also important are some good walking shoes

Also remember to always have your passport on you when you go out in the US. Some places only accept your passport as ID.

A reminder what is included in the price of only $229:

• All Tips & Taxes
• Deluxe Coach Transportation
• 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation
• 2 Continental Breakfasts
• A Cool Canadian Guide
• & Much More!!

Hope many of you will join us for this great trip.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX goes Portland-14th November

Portland

Yaaay we’re going to Portland.

On November 14th to 16th we are planning to go to Portland, also known as the “City of Roses”. On Friday, November 14,we’ll meet at 7 am at Waterfront Station. After crossing the Border to the US we’ll have lunch in Southern Washington. The expected approach time in Portland will be 5 pm. You’ll have the opportunity to watch a Basketball game for $25 on Friday as well as on Saturday. Those who don’t want to watch a game can enjoy their free time in Portland.
After included breakfast at the hotel on Saturday, we are going to shop at Woodburn tax free Outlet Mall. Take a look here to get an overview of all the nice shops in the Woodburn tax free Outlet Mall. You’ll be able to get your first Christmas presents in all these different shops.

Later on we’ll have a Portland walking City tour with our friendly tour guide.
On Sunday we’ll leave Portland at 9am after our included breakfast. Before our lunch break in Southern Washington we’ll stop at Multnomah Waterfalls, which is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon and the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States. At the Canadian Border you’ll be able to do some Duty Free Shopping before we’ll be back in Vancouver at about 8 pm.

For a price of just 229$ you’ll get:
• All Tips & Taxes
• Deluxe Coach Transportation
• 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation
• 2 Continental Breakfasts
• A Cool Canadian Guide
• & Much More!!
As you maybe already noticed, the US always thinks you’re a killer or something like that if you want to cross the border. So you need some paper stuff which you have to bring with you for crossing the border:

  • Passport (Passports must be valid and be Machine-readable)
  • Everyone must pay US immigration $6 USD at the border to process entry (please have exact change)
  • Copy of Airplane Ticket or Student Registration
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Government photo ID for proof of age
  • Also important are some good walking shoes

You can sign up for this trip in our office and please remember to pay cash. Make sure to sign up as soon as possible because the tickets will be sold out based on that low price very fast.
Join the event here.

Hope many of you want to join us for this amazing trip, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions!

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Fun Facts about the Canadian border!

Hi everybody,

Are you enjoying your Sunday? Today I want to share some fun stuff I found on YouTube. Actually it’s not only a fun video to watch but it’s also informative.

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When you go to Google Maps you will think that the Canadian border with the United States is one horizontal line. If you look closer this line is made out of many points. There are not only some points, they also carved 6 metres of trees between the border to make it more clear. This video is going quick, but they’re telling the information in a funny and interesting way:

 

 

If you have more time, check out other videos on this channel. I recommend the explanation of The Netherlands and how to become a pope! Enjoy your Sunday, and have fun tomorrow on Canada Day!!

Cheers,

Jelle

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Last Call for Seattle

Seattle trip is here, have you already signed up? No? Last call to join us! Here is the itinerary!

9 AM: Depart from Vancouver

1PM Arrive to Downtown Seattle and start our tour  where we will visit the center, the space needle, waterfront and Puget sound, Safeco field, pioneer square, pike place market, the first Starbucks and then free time to enjoy shopping, or whatever you prefer! Great!!!

5PM We will leave Seattle

7.15 PM Duty free! Yeah! But be careful! Don’t buy any alcohol or cigarettes; they are taxed at 200%!

7.30 PM Arrive to the border. They can ask you for the receipts so please keep it!

8.30 PM Arrive to Vancouver! Back home!

So as you can see a day but what a day!!! Time to do sightseeing, time to do shopping, time to have fun! And time to rest enough for the next day!

So don’t miss this opportunity out! Please let us know if you are coming!!!It’s just 49 $ for a non stop day in USA! And with West Trek the fun is 100% guarantee! You have until tomorrow to decide! But it’s not that difficult what you have to do, though! 🙂

Join us!!!

Cheers,

Irene

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com