Canadians can now travel to over 102 countries as long as you are fully vaccinated. So if you’re eager to get back out there and start exploring the world once again, let’s take a look at 10 incredible destinations welcoming Canadian tourists! But, while it is exciting to be flying again, always take precautions when travelling overseas! While the Public Health Agency of Canada recommends against nonessential travel, if you are travelling soon, remember to wear a face mask over your nose and mouth, and wash your hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
Top 10 Destinations Canadians Can Travel To Now
Let’s take a look at the top 10 destinations now open to Canadian tourists!
Fancy a culinary adventure in one of the most romantic cities in the world? Why not book a trip to Paris this autumn and celebrate this festive time of year with French wine and cheese. France is currently welcoming Canadian vaccinated travellers without restrictions, as long as they provide proof of full vaccination. You will also need to declare that you do not have COVID-19 and have not been in contact with anyone with COVID-19.
Escape to the sun-kissed island of Barbados. Ideal for Canadians who enjoy watersports and snorkelling as well as those who want to relax and feel rejuvenated. Canadian travellers are strongly recommended to take a PCR test 3 days before arriving in Barbados. If you do not receive your PCR test results in time for your trip, you can take a PCR test on arrival, but you will need to quarantine for 4 to 5 days and take a second PCR test. So it’s best to be prepared and book your PCR test in Windsor, Ontario to save yourself the hassle and inconvenience of quarantine abroad. You will also need to complete an online immigration and customs form 24 to 72 hours before you enter Barbados.
Head to a tropical paradise and book your next adventure to Brazil. With white sandy beaches, dramatic waterfalls and vibrant culture, Brazil really has something for everyone. Explore the Amazon Rainforest, marvel at the architecture in Brasilia a new city in Brazil, or wander down the palm-tree-lined coast with crystal clear water. Currently, there are no COVID-19 related entry requirements for Canadians who want to visit Brazil, and there is no quarantine or need to take a PCR test. However, if you experience symptoms of COVID-19 during your trip, you must self-isolate for 15 days.
A major filming location for Games of Thrones, Croatia is a popular destination for Canadian’s who are exploring Europe. With a wonderful climate and over 2,500 hours of sunshine each year, soak up some Vitamin D and visit the hundreds of mini islands that make Croatia genuinely unique. A very safe country to visit, enjoy the dazzling Adriatic coastline. Canadians who are flying to Croatia must provide a negative PCR test before arriving in Croatia. This test must be carried out at most 72 hours before arrival. Alternatively, you can provide a rapid antigen test which must be taken within 48 hours before you arrive in Croatia. Canadians should also present a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 and proof of vaccination.
Tick the pyramids off your bucket list this year and head to Egypt. Take a trip back in time and sail across the River Nile, see ancient treasures and learn of the power and intelligence of Ancient Egypt. After a day of sightseeing, take things easy and relax on a golden beach. Egypt has reopened to Canadian tourists who are able to provide a negative PCR test result, taken within 96 hours of arrival. All travellers must have COVID-19 travel insurance and submit a health form on arrival in Egypt.
Whether you want to explore the charming white cobbled streets of Santorini, with iconic blue dome roofs, or visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, you’ll be glad to hear that Greece is now open to Canadians. From the end of October 2021, Canadians travelling from Canada to another country must be fully vaccinated. And when visiting Greece, you must also fill out a Passenger Locator form within 48 hours before checking in for your flight. Any unvaccinated visitors to Greece need to provide a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test. Proof of recovery from COVID-19 is also acceptable.
A winter wonderland and must-visit destination for travellers who enjoy spa hotels, Iceland is now open for vaccinated Canadian tourists and travellers from Canada who can provide proof of prior COVID-19 infection (antibody test). You must also present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Before arriving in Iceland, Canadians should complete a pre-registration form and download the Rakning C-19 app. Once you’ve provided the relevant documents, you will be ready to experience Iceland’s top tourist attractions such as whale watching, the Blue Lagoon in Grindavik, and of course, the Northern Lights.
Ideal for foodies, book your next trip to Italy and experience the home of pizza, pasta and olive oil. Take a gondola through Venice’s winding waterways before tasting wine and twirling your fork into a plate of spaghetti. Or for history buffs, head to Rome to make a wish at the Trevi Fountain. Canadians can now visit Italy and complete a digital Passenger Locator Form and provide a COVID-19 green pass from the local health authorities as proof of vaccination to enter theatres, museums, restaurants and bars. One of the most important requirements to visit Italy from Canada is the Italy Self-Declaration form, which you can get at the airport.
Yes, that’s right Canadian travellers can now fly to the Maldives for a much-needed winter break. To enter the Maldives, Canadians must fill in an online Traveler Health Declaration form within 24 hours prior to departure from Canada and make sure to download the Trace Ekee app. Even if you are fully vaccinated, you’ll still need to provide a negative PCR test that was carried out within 96 hours of departure from the first port of embarkation before entering the Maldives. You should also have evidence of a reservation at a registered accommodation. But, if you have received your final vaccination at least 14 days prior to visiting the Maldives, you can stay in any accommodation.
Last but not least we come to Portugal, with over 150 white sandy beaches. Open for both business and leisure, Portugal is welcoming Canadian tourists with a negative rapid antigen or PCR test. This must be carried out within 72 hours before boarding your flight to Portugal or if you’re taking the rapid antigen test within 48 hours. You should also fill in a Passenger Locator Card online. So escape to The Algarve and try surfing, snorkelling or simply relaxing along the stunning coastline.