St Pete Talk is pleased to share with fellow members of the Canadian Snowbird Association that earlier this week, the federal government of Canada announced that starting August 9, 2021, Canada plans to open the border and allowing entry to American citizens and permanent residents, who are currently residing in the United States, and have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entering Canada for non-essential travel. Starting in late August, 2021 the US land border will open allowing Canadian snowbirds to enter the US and return to Canada without the need to quarantine.
Returning to Canada Snowbirds need to download ArriveCAN
End of Pre-entry COVID-19 testing
All snowbirds regardless of vaccination status will still require a pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test result; however effective August 9, 2021, the Government of Canada is adjusting its post-arrival testing strategy for fully vaccinated snowbirds by using a new border testing surveillance program at airports and land border crossings.
Accordingly, Canadian snowbirds who are fully vaccinated maybe be randomly selected to complete a COVID-19 test.
Snowbirds Returning to Canada need a Quarantine Plan
When is the U.S. Land Border Opening?
St Pete Talk
At St Pete Talk we cover St Pete homes and the real estate agents who sell them with our news service blog, ‘St Pete Talk‘ is published by local real estate agent Tony Smith from the Dalton Wade Real Estate Group in St Petersburg, Fl. Tony joined the Canadian Snowbird Association to educate fellow members about the Pinellas County, Fl real estate market. If you’re looking for a friendly St Petersburg real estate agent who can help with your property search or sale, contact us today! We love serving other snowbird association members like our fellow countrymen — even if they are only here temporarily as winter visitors.