Canada Prepares to Ease Border Restrictions

Canada Health Minister Patty Hajdu said the country would take a “phased approach towards adjusting current border measures.”

Canada’s air and land borders closed for all nonessential travel in March 2020. People returning home to Canada are required to complete a 14 day, if they traveled by air they have to quarantine in a designated hotel until they receive a negative COVID-19 test.

  • The current border restrictions with the United States are in place until June 21. They were first put in place in March 2020.
  • Sources said that the borders may not fully open until 75% of Canadians are fully vaccinated.
  • Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc told reporters that the government is working on a proof of vaccination certificate to be used at the border.
  • Even if fully vaccinated, testing will be required before departure and upon arrival, with quarantine required until an individual gets a negative test result.


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