Authorities Monday announced that Canada will allow Americans who have been fully vaccinated to enter Canada in three weeks.
The border will be open to U.S. citizens that have been immunized for at least 14 consecutive days and who meet other requirements. It will open at 12:01 AM on Aug. 9, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Travelers must have received a complete series of vaccines that are accepted by Canada’s government. These include the Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson shots.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated in a statement that “We are moving forward and safely easing some of the border measures that were in place during the pandemic — thanks the hard work and rising Covid-19 vaccination rates and declining Covid-19 cases numbers.”
The health department stated that children younger than 12 years old in the United States will be permitted to enter the country provided they are accompanied with a “fully vaccinated parent or step-parent, guardian, tutor, or guardian.”
The health agency stated that travelers from other parts of the world can also apply to Canada beginning Sept. 7. “Providing Canada’s Covid-19 epidemiology is still favourable.”
If conditions turn sour, the statement warned that borders could be closed again at any time.
The health agency stated that “Border measures are also subject to change as the epidemiological condition evolves.” “As Canada opens its doors to fully-vaccinated travelers from the U.S., Canada’s Government will continue to monitor the situation to provide Canadians with updated travel advice.”
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Canada’s borders were closed in March 2013 as the world struggled to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Since weeks, Canada has been open to the outside world.
The government announced that the Toronto Blue Jays of Baseball, who have not been to Ontario since September 2019, will be allowed to play at Rogers Centre on July 30.