Effective November 30, 2021, fully vaccinated individuals with right of entry to Canada who depart and re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada will not have to present a pre-entry molecular test. This exemption is only for trips originating in Canada taken by fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, permanent residents or individuals registered under the Indian Act, who depart and re-enter by land or by air and can demonstrate that they have been away from Canada for less than 72 hours. This exemption extends to accompanying children under 12, and individuals with medical contraindications to vaccination. Also effective November 30, 2021, Canada will expand the list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of travel to Canada. The list will include Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN, matching the World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing.
Effective Nov 8, 2021, fully vaccinated Canadian can enter the USA by land without a COVID-19 test; however when entering by air, an antigen (less expensive) test within 72 hours of departure is still required.
This is not the same when returning to Canada by air or by land, where a RT-PCR (NAAT less invasive) negative test within 72 hours at Canadian check points is still required. RT-PCR-NAAT test can still set your wallet back by around $200 per person at the time of writing this.
India (October 15th, 2021), Chile (November 1st, 2021), Fiji (December 1st, 2021)