Border To Canada Back Open For Fully Vaccinated Americans
U.S. citizens are again welcome to visit our neighbor to the north, if they have received the full vaccine course of one of the four shots approved by Canada. Officials warn of travel delays as the new public health measures go into effect Monday.
Canada Begins Allowing Vaccinated US Citizens To Visit Again
Canada on Monday is lifting its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but the United States is keeping similar restrictions in place for Canadians, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from COVID-19 travel bans. U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents must be both fully vaccinated and test negative for COVID-19 within three days to get across one of the world’s longest and busiest land borders. Travelers also must fill out a detailed on application on the arriveCAN app before crossing. (Baumann and Ring, 8/9)
Vaccinated Americans Can Enter Canada Starting Monday. Here Are 11 Things To Know Before A Trip.
Travelers can also expect longer wait times, thanks to the new public health measures and a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) union strike. Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be permitted to enter Canada for nonessential travel starting Monday at 12:01 a.m. ETD. White House officials have yet to say when the U.S. will reciprocate and ease its own travel restrictions against its Canadian neighbors. For Americans planning to take a trip up north soon, here are 11 things to know. (Schulz, 8/8)
Canada Is Reopening To US Tourists On Monday: Your Guide Before You Go
Travelers must provide proof of vaccination in English or French (or a certified translation, along with the original) for both doses, if applicable. Travelers can receive their vaccines in any country. ... All travelers 5 or older must show proof of a negative result from a Covid-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours before their arrival in Canada or show proof of a positive Covid-19 molecular test taken between 14 and 180 days, as of August 9, before their arrival. (Levere, 8/7)
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Border Agents Reach Deal Ahead Of Canada's Reopening With U.S.
Canadian border agents reached a tentative deal on Saturday after 36 hours of negotiations as the country plans to reopen to fully vaccinated U.S. residents and permanent residents starting Aug. 9. Two labor unions, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Customs and Immigration Union, said union members have worked without a contract for three years in a toxic work environment. The four-year deal includes an average annual increase of more than 2% per year and has provisions for parental and caregiver leave, per Politico. (Frazier, 8/7)