Toronto International Film Festival Is Back: 7 Things To Know About Canadian Travel

After a year of being virtual, the Toronto International Film Festival has returned for in-person get-togethers.
There are some changes but assuming all goes well, it’ll run from September 9-18, 2021.`

But the biggest change is in the number of public screenings. Following recent guidelines for cinemas, TIFF Bell Lightbox cinemas remain closed for public film screenings.

So, dust off your passport, get your luggage, and use these 7 helpful tips to book your up north trip to the Toronto International Film Festival.

Want to come to Canada? Get vaccinated at least 14 days beforehand. No exceptions. No excuses. And if you don’t, expect to be turned away at the border.

COVID vaccination is NOT optional

All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, will need to show proof of a coronavirus molecular test– such as a PCR test – to enter.

You must test negative for COVID, even if you've been vaccinated

Verify all your proof of vaccination & tests is through the ArriveCan app. If you’re driving, you have to input your info 72hrs before your arrival. If you’re flying, input it 24hrs before.

Bring proof

Remember those two Canadian travelers who were fined $20,000 for faking their COVID documents? We do.

And don't fake it, either

Unlike the United States, wearing a mask in Canada is a matter of public health, not a political tool in a culture war.

You must follow the local mask mandates

Check the official page that the Canadian government has set up regarding mandatory quarantine as they vary depending on origin.

Be prepared to quarantine

With the TIFF more than a month away, things are subject to change at any given time. It’s strongly recommended to have backup or alternate plans just in case.

Things are subject to change at any time

to read more of the Toronto international film festival's rules and guidelines,
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