Travel inspiration: What's open for travel?
Updated August 28, 2020
With countries slowly opening their borders to welcome Canadian travelers, we want to help keep you updated on the ever-changing international travel destinations that you can safely travel to without major restrictions.
Any outbound passenger should check with their Travel Agency, or with the Canadian Government, on the country specific information before finalizing travel plans.
Here are all the countries that have or have scheduled upcoming openings to Canadian travelers:
- Croatia: Arrivals must provide proof of accommodation and negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior. Montenegro/Bosnia & Herzegovina/Macedonia remain closed.
- Egypt: Phased reopening as of July 1 including the Red Sea, South Sinai, Marsa Matrouh, Cairo, Giza, Aswan, Luxor, Port Said & Mansoura. Limited attractions/hotels operating with government issued Health & Safety certificate. Passengers must identify Egyptian cities being visited, submit a fresh PCR test 48 hours before flight. Cruise operations are still closed.
- Rwanda: Rwanda restarted international flights on Aug 1.
- Tahiti: Travel restrictions have been lifted.
- Tanzania: Tanzania is open to international travel. Limited attractions/hotels operating with government issued Health & Safety certificate. Mt Kilimanjaro open with precautions.
- Kenya: Kenya is now open to international travel however restrictions are still being confirmed. Passengers are permitted to enter with a negative PCR-based COVID test conducted within 4 days of arrival.
- Turkey: Borders open to all travelers with temperature check upon arrival.
- Dubai: Dubai borders have opened to all travelers. Remaining U.A.E borders remain closed.
- Ecuador: Open to all international travelers with proof of negative COVID test within 10 days, no quarantine. Galápagos Islands are also open but with proof of negative COVID test within 4 days, mandatory health insurance and health declaration needed.
In addition to the above list, here are the latest countries that have or have scheduled upcoming openings to Canadian travelers only.
- Costa Rica
- Europe: France, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Portugal and Spain
- Jordan: Negative PCR from within 72 hours upon arrival.
New updates from Iceland: Tighter restrictions have been implemented. As of August 19, all arriving passengers can choose between a 14-day quarantine or a double testing procedure along with a quarantine for 5-6 days. The double border-screening procedure requires all passengers arriving in Iceland to undergo two PCR-tests: one upon arrival & another 5-6 days later. During this period, all arriving passengers must stay in quarantine. Those who test negative in the second PCR-test are no longer required to take special precautions.