The science says that fully vaccinated people are
safe to cross the U.S.-Canada border

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With the government's announcement that fully vaccinated Canadians can travel back to Canada without quarantining, we want to know: what's the difference between a fully vaccinated Canadian and a fully vaccinated American?


If Canadians can safely travel back to Canada, then fully vaccinated American tourists should safely be able to enter also. 

“We have to recognize that vaccines afford us a significant level of protection, both at an individual level and at a population level, and the policy should align with that.”
-Dr. Isaach Bogoch

Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?*

In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: 

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines,



  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

*info sourced from the CDC


When You’ve
Been Fully Vaccinated

How to Protect Yourself and Others

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated*

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.

  • Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

  • If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine.

*info sourced from the CDC


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