September 20, 2021
Please read the latest Athlete Update HERE
September 16, 2021
We wanted to let everyone know that as per the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 Public Health Actions announcement, that outdoor events and outdoor adult sporting activities can continue with no restrictions.
Given that, the event will be expanding its COVID-19 Safety Guidelines to ensure even further safety of the participants, staff and volunteers. These measures will be announced shortly.
The Banff Marathon was held on September 12th with a very successful COVID-19 Safety Plan in place and the successes from that event will be carried forward to the Melissa’s Park Road Race.
We are pleased that the Melissa’s Park Road Race can still continue and offer a safe and healthy outdoor activity for the participants.
August 9, 2021
We are excited to welcome back fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents (currently residing in the U.S.) for leisure travel. If you meet the entry criteria, fully vaccinated travellers do not have to quarantine upon arrival to Canada.
On July 19, the Government of Canada announced that effective September 7, the Government of Canada will open its borders for discretionary travel by fully vaccinated travellers from any country who meet specific entry requirements.
For the full announcement, please see the: Government of Canada press release
We encourage all travellers to be fully informed of the pre-entry and on-arrival public health and testing requirements. This includes the mandatory use of the ArriveCAN app. Travellers should plan for extra time in the lead up, and upon the arrival of their trip.
For the latest information on travel to Canada including the updated federal requirements and restrictions, please visit the:
WHAT REQUIREMENTS WILL BE IN PLACE FOR TRAVELLERS?
Check out the Government of Canada backgrounder for more information related to entry requirements.
To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, you must:
• Be eligible to enter Canada on the specific date you enter
• Have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19
• Have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines
• Have received your last dose at least 14 days prior to the day you enter Canada
• Upload your proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
In addition to federal entry requirements, it’s important for travellers to be aware of local restrictions and health guidelines. While Alberta currently imposes no additional restrictions, travellers are encouraged to visit the Government of Alberta website should the situation change.