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July 20, 2021 update

Information is accurate as at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Information may be affected by subsequent announcements.

Links to government announcements follow at the end of the update.


  • Canada - Travel restrictions adjusted: Effective August 9, 2021: (i) American citizens and permanent residents residing in the United States may enter Canada for non‑essential travel, provided they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before entering; (ii) most fully‑vaccinated travellers entering the country will not require post‑arrival testing; and (iii) the three‑night hotel stay requirement for incoming travellers will be lifted. Effective September 7, 2021, travellers from any other country may enter Canada for non‑essential travel provided they satisfy the same vaccination requirement and other specific entry requirements. All travellers will still require a pre‑entry COVID-19 test result.

  • Canada - Cruise ship restrictions to be lifted: Effective November 1, 2021, cruise ships will be permitted in Canadian waters, provided they are able to comply with public health requirements.

  • Ontario - Support for wineries and agri-tourism: The Ontario government announced the details of the $10 million grant for wineries and cideries that was announced in its 2021 budget. Eligible wineries and cideries will receive a one‑time grant that will be based on their 2020‑21 sales from on‑site retail stores. To be eligible, businesses must have been operating before March 17, 2020 and must have experienced a revenue decline in at least one line of business or increased expenses due to compliance with public health measures.

  • Prince Edward Island - Support for festivals and events: The PEI government announced $1 million of funding to provide grants to cover additional expenses incurred by event organizers to comply with COVID-19 health requirements. Funding is available for festivals or events held between July 20 and October 31, 2021. The grant will cover up to 20% of total event expenses (maximum of $35,000 per applicant).

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