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Guidance For Canadians: Unjabbed Travel



Understandably, there is considerable confusion around travel restrictions. Given Canada's dubious distinction leading the dystopian policy parade, many assume if you can fly in Canada, you can fly to the USA. Unfortunately, that is currently not the case, nor can you drive across the border.


We outline the facts below.

 

USA:


The Current Facts (as of Jan 3, 2023):


ENTRY BY LAND (OR FERRY): The DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Fact Sheet: "Non-U.S. travelers seeking to enter the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination upon request. These restrictions apply to non-U.S. travelers who are traveling for essential or non-essential reasons. They do not apply to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, or U.S. nationals."


ENTRY BY AIR: The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers page: "Travel Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizen, Non-U.S. Immigrants: You must be fully vaccinated with the primary series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to travel to the United States by plane. Only limited exceptions apply."


If you wish to read the Orders and Directives upon which this guidance is based:

In Practice:


We are aware many unjabbed Canadians are getting across the land border. This is due in great measure to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staff not questioning, or by travellers successfully navigating vague questions by CBP.


Instances of unjabbed travellers successfully travelling by air to the US are rare (you can travel with no issue within the US once you enter). This is largely due to the many layers of security, verification and re-verification in the industry, differing from a land crossing which comes down to the actions and judgement of one CBP officer.


Take Action:


What can you DO to change this? Write to US border politicians and express your immense desire to visit their states, spend your money in their states, and your dismay that President Biden continues to ban the unjabbed, setting the US apart from most of the globe. We've discovered (shockingly) some of these politicians were entirely unaware.


Use our resource page with links to border state Senators and Congressman:





 

Canada:


The Current Facts (as of Dec 7, 2022):


From the Government of Canada COVID -19 web page:


"For all travellers entering Canada by air, land or marine mode on or after October 1, 2022:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required

  • COVID-19 pre-entry and arrival tests are not required

  • Quarantine after you enter Canada is not required

  • Using ArriveCAN is not required"

In Practice:


It's not something we're used to, but Canada is presently more liberal with travel edicts than the USA. Unfortunately, that won't help you fly to Texas to visit relatives, enjoy big sky, and BBQ. See above.


 

Other Nations:


This would turn into a very long confusing page if we tried to address each nation. In the spirit of "Why reinvent the wheel", the link below provides guidance for almost any country and in many cases, regionally within countries. Simply input the one you're interested in. You usually need to click on 'View Additional Details' to drill down into the specifics of their vaccination policy.

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