If you’ve been following the matter closely, then you know that there’s been a lot of back and forth on the issue of Canada’s border being closed to non-essential travel. Right now, the Canadian border is only open to Canadian citizens with those fully vaxxed exempt from the hotel and 14-day quarantine. However, it’s looking like the Canadian border might be reopening to fully vaccinated Americans and permanent residents travelling into the country for non-essential reasons.
In a late Thursday night press release, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “we could expect to start allowing fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel.”
As of right now, the Canadian border is closed to non-essential travellers until July 21 and the release said that more information on the government’s plans to relax restrictions will be released by the ministers next week.
I spoke with @DLeBlancNB and the premiers this evening. We focused on COVID-19 and how we can keep people safe as we adjust border measures. We also touched on other topics – including reconciliation, child care, and wildfires. More on our 33rd call: https://t.co/NYDpZ27nqR— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 16, 2021
If you’re not American, then we still have some positive news for you. The Prime Minister also said, “if our current positive path of vaccination rate and public health conditions continue, Canada would be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from all countries by early September.”
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