Trudeau has stated that the Canada-US border will reopen once at least 75% of Canadians have been vaccinated.
The travel restrictions in place in Canada to combat the spread of COVID-19 have been prolonged, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Travel from all nations, including the United States, is still prohibited until June 21.
More than a year ago, the Canadian border was closed to non-essential traffic. For the first time in years, an end to the travel restrictions appears to be on the horizon.
On May 18, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that after three-quarters of Canadians have been vaccinated, the southern border with the United States might reopen.
“We’re all anxious to get back to normal, but we also recognise that before we can get back to normal, cases must be under control and more than 75% of people must be vaccinated,” he stated at a press conference.
More than 46% of Canadians have got their first dosage of the vaccine, according to the COVID-19 tracker website, which was created by a University of Saskatchewan student.
Discussions underway to reopen Canada-U.S. border.
According to Bloomberg, the Canadian government has begun preliminary discussions regarding reopening the Canada-US border.
The talks are just getting started, and the reopening of the border is still a long way off. It would be determined by the number of COVID-19 cases in each nations as well as the vaccination rate.
According to Bloomberg, the two nations are considering a new method that would allow vaccinated persons to travel between Canada and the United States without having to take a COVID-19 test or undergo a 14-day quarantine.
Who is eligible to visit Canada?
Canada continues to maintain vital commerce and transport routes. Only non-essential travel, such as for entertainment, shopping, or tourism, is subject to the travel restrictions.
Certain people are now exempt from the travel restrictions. Canadians, permanent residents, and their family members are included.
Furthermore, international students attending a learning institution with a COVID-19 preparedness plan, as well as certain temporary foreign workers, are exempt.
Exemptions may be granted to those who are protected or who seek to immigrate to Canada for humanitarian reasons.
Specifications for travellers
Travellers entering in Canada must produce proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before to arrival.
When they arrive, they’ll have to take another test. Travellers will be required to stay in a government-approved hotel for three days while waiting for their results.
The quarantine will be required for anyone entering Canada for 14 days. The three-day hotel stay can be applied to your 14-day minimum stay requirement. Travellers who are compassionate may seek to be released from quarantine early in order to attend a funeral or care for a loved one.