COVID-19 SAFE Travel

Last updated: October 25, 2021 

Ontario, including the Niagara Region, is in Step Three of the province’s three-step Roadmap to Reopen. In response to evolving data around the Delta variant and based on the recent experiences of other jurisdictions, the Ontario government, in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, is pausing the exit from the Roadmap to Reopen.

Capacity limits for businesses requiring proof of vaccination have been lifted as of October 25. This change applies to indoor dining, bars and other food or drink establishments, indoor sport and recreation facilities, casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments, and indoor meeting and event spaces. In addition, other establishments are allowed to lift capacity limits if they agree to check proof of vaccination. This applies to settings such as indoor areas of museums, galleries, historic sites and similar attractions, indoor areas of festivals and events, indoor areas of marinas and boating clubs, and indoor clubhouses at outdoor recreational facilities.

Niagara Region’s mandatory face covering by-law (2020-46) aligns with orders issued by the province and applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status. This by-law will expire when the province lifts its order on face coverings.


Domestic Travel Advice

There are no restrictions on domestic travel in Ontario. You do not have to quarantine when you enter Ontario from another Canadian province, territory or region unless you have symptoms of COVID-19. When you arrive in Ontario, you must follow all provincial public health measures, continue to monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19, practice physical distancing and wear a mask or face covering in all indoor public spaces.


International Travel Advice

All travellers, regardless of citizenship, are eligible to enter Canada for discretionary or non-essential travel if they qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller. All travellers entering Canada by air, land, rail or marine vessel must use ArriveCAN. If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, you are required to show a negative pre-entry test result and may be selected for a mandatory arrival test. You are also exempt from quarantine and Day-8 testing.


Niagara’s South Coast has been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in conjunction with the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), demonstrating a commitment to advocate for the implementation of health and hygiene protocols.

Businesses in different sectors, ranging from hospitality and accommodations to retail and tour operators, continue to align with common standards to ensure the safety of their workforce and customers. Niagara’s South Coast supports the effort made by tourism stakeholders all over the world to achieve industry recovery from COVID-19.

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