TORONTO — Travel restrictions between Canada And The US were eased for certain Canadians on Monday, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said plans to completely reopen the border will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Citizens and permanent residents of Canada who have received a complete dose of a coronavirus vaccination authorized for use in Canada are exempt from the 14-day quarantine that has been in effect since March 2020. In addition, eligible air passengers are no longer need to stay in a government-approved hotel for their first three days in the nation.
All non-essential travel between Canada and the United States, including tourism, would be prohibited until July 21 at the earliest.
The loosening of the regulations, according to Trudeau, is a “major step” toward reopening the border.
At a news conference in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, stated, “We’re quite confident that additional steps on reopening will be revealed in the coming weeks.” “We’re going to make sure we don’t see a return of COVID-19 cases because no one wants to go back to even more limitations after having worked so hard and sacrificed so much to get here.”
Julia Dunn, who arrived in Toronto from the United States on her way to Halifax, said she was relieved that the restrictions had been lifted.
′′It’s extremely liberating to be able to go home to my family instead of spending those two weeks alone,′′ she added.
Trudeau acknowledged that people are eager to see the border reopen, but added that the epidemic is still ongoing and that “things aren’t normal yet.”