Ontario and the rest of Canada could welcome vaccinated travellers from all countries by September

 

We could get an announcement very soon from the federal government on what Canada’s travel rules will be going forward.

The Canada-U.S. border restrictions, which have now been in place for about 15 months, are set to expire this week on Wednesday, July 21.

On Thursday, July 15, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Dominic LeBlanc spoke with Canada's provincial and territorial premiers regarding how to safely adjust border measures.

Trudeau notes that if Canada’s current path of vaccination rates and public health conditions continue, Canada would be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from all countries by early September.

He also mentioned ongoing discussions with the United States on reopening plans, and indicated that we could expect to start allowing fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel.

Premiers expressed their support for reopening, and are expected to share more details on their reopening plans early this week.

They also discussed working collaboratively on a proof of vaccination credential, and implementing a system that would enable Canadians to “travel internationally with confidence.” More details are expected at a later date.

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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