Canada-US border closure extended for another month

Canada-US border closure extended for another month

In coordination with the USA, we are extending restrictions on non-essential worldwide travel and with the United States until July 21, 2021, ' he tweeted.

On Friday, the federal government announced that it was extending its border restrictions on non-essential worldwide travel for another month.

On Friday morning, the measures got another one-month extension until July 21.

She reiterated that Canadians who get one or two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are very well protected against COVID-19, despite new guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization Thursday that all Canadians should only get mRNA vaccines from now on.

'The government is planning measures for fully vaccinated Canadians, Permanent Residents, and others who are now permitted to enter Canada and will provide further details on Monday, June 21, ' he tweeted.

The restrictions, which came into effect in March 2020, exempt the flow of trade and commerce, as well as the movement of vital health-care workers such as nurses who live and work on opposite sides of the border.

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Over 68 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will reach Canada by the end of July, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. About 65 per cent of Canadians have received their first dose, according to data compiled by CTV News, while the Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker shows 53 per cent of US residents have had a single shot.

Bill Huizenga, a co-chair of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, said "Thanksgiving". He noted France now allows Canadians and Americans to visit, which makes it easier to travel overseas than within this country and to our closest neighbor.

Ottawa is expected to provide further details on Monday.

"Having to demonstrate that you have been vaccinated has been a standard piece of worldwide travel since global aviation began", said Mike McNaney, president of the National Airlines Council of Canada, in an interview.

While jet setters continue to wait for the anticipated return to travel, as vaccines continue to be administered domestically and internationally, some border management experts continue to call out the "holes" in Canada's approach. "What the government is doing flies in the face of science, of economics and good public policy".

Officials have already said quarantine protocols will be scrapped for citizens who had received their second dose.

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