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Message from the Craig Norris, Superyacht Canada and Victoria International Marina
BORDER UPDATE: We just received word from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) that, in addition to several airports and the land border, the Canadian MARINE border will also be opening to recreational travel for fully vaccinated US Citizens, living in the US and coming directly from the US.
This will come into effect at 00:01 EST on August 9th (which is 21:01 on Sunday, August 8th PST). There are details that still need to be announced officially by CBSA and the Public Health Agency and we will keep you posted as those become available – you can also watch their websites for updates.
That we know now is discretionary travel (e.g., recreational travel) will be permitted for (unless news comes out to the contrary in the next couple days):
- US Citizens, living in the US, coming from the US by boat
- Are fully vaccinated with the Government Canada approved vaccine (i.e., those vaccines manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
- Posses a pre-arrival molecular negative COVID-19 test issued within 72-hours of arrival (rapid test does not qualify)
- Be COVID-19 symptom-free
- Have completed the ArriveCan App. (a quarantine plan is part of this)
- Note: Unvaccinated travelers under the age of 12 years of age will be exempt if traveling with fully vaccinated adults; however, they will be subject to stringent health regulations that haven’t been released yet – so stay tuned on that one.
- Note: Unlike the land and air border, there will be no random arrival testing for marine travelers.
- Note: You must go to one of the open marine CBSA stations, as listed on their website.