Where Can Canadians Still Travel Abroad ?

What does the Canadian government advise ?

“Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice” is the official message given by the Canadian government to its citizens as for August 2020. However, as displays the map, more than 50 countries or territories have reopened their borders to the Canadian tourists, and there are more to come in the coming weeks.

For those willing to travel abroad, a mandatory quarantine will have to be observed upon return to Canada, whatever the country that has been visited. “To limit the spread of COVID-19, travellers entering Canada must follow the rules set out by the emergency orders under the Quarantine Act” says the government. Upon entry into the Canadian territory, travelers will be asked to acknowledge they must quarantine (or isolate if they declare having symptoms).

Are the United States open to Canadian travelers ?
Indeed, Canadian citizens can travel to the United States. However, the land border remains closed as for August 19th, so travelers should fly to enter the US territory.

List of countries open to the Canadian tourists without restrictions

North & South America

  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Guatemala
  • Hawaii
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • United States (by air)


  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Turk and Caicos Islands


  • Albania
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Iceland
  • Kosovo
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine

Africa, Asia, Pacific

  • Armenia
  • French Polynesia
  • Ghana
  • Jordan
  • Maldives
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Zambia

*As of 20th of January 2020. With the situation evolving very fast, that list may be subject to updates. Before booking a travel, always check on the government’s website the situation of your desired destination.

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List of countries open to Canadians but subjects to restrictions at entry

  • Burkina Faso: mandatory 14-days quarantine
  • Cambodia: PCR test to be done. Quarantine to be undertaken if positive.
  • Chad: mandatory 7-days quarantine
  • Ethiopia: mandatory 14-days self-quarantine
  • Gabon: mandatory 14-days self-quarantine
  • Iceland: mandatory 14-days quarantine, except if you accept a PCR test that turns negative
  • Italy: mandatory 14-days quarantine
  • Liberia: mandatory PCR test. Quarantine for at least 14 days imposed by the authorities if positive
  • Norway: mandatory 10-days quarantine
  • Switzerland: mandatory 10-days quarantine
  • South-Korea: mandatory 14-days quarantine
  • United States: quarantine might be required depending on the States

Our methodology

Please note that the above-mentioned information is accurate at the date it is published. For getting the most up to date information, you shall consult the Government of Canada website before planning your journey abroad and purchasing your travel insurance. All our studies are based on reliable information sourced from public and privates organizations. For further information on our editorial guidelines please click here.

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