Federal officials are expected to release the long-awaited update announcement regarding the reopening of the Canadian border this morning.
The government closed its borders to foreign travelers in March 2020 and imposed strict measures on non-essential workers, but Ottawa hinted that now that COVID-19 cases are declining and vaccination rates are rising, it is willing to relax these regulations.
Later last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised this issue during a phone call with the governors.
“The Prime Minister pointed out that if our current positive vaccination rates and public health conditions continue, Canada will be able to welcome fully vaccinated travelers from all countries by early September,” the call said.
“He noted that discussions with the United States on the reopening plan are ongoing, and said that we are expected to allow vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents to enter Canada for non-essential travel from mid-August.”
The Cabinet Secretary is expected to announce it at 1:30 pm Eastern Time.
Since the beginning of this month, fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents can skip the 14-day quarantine requirement.
They still Must provide proof The COVID-19 molecular test performed within 72 hours of arrival was negative.Air passenger Need to take the test within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time They had a direct flight to Canada for the last time.