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Ontario to reopen provincial borders this week

Ontario to reopen provincial borders this week
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Yesterday, the Ontario government announced that it will be lifting border restrictions and will allow travellers from Manitoba and Quebec to return to the province as soon as Wednesday, June 16th.

In April of this year, the Ontario government closed down the Manitoba and Quebec borders to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus. Ontario authorities had set up checkpoints along the Quebec and Manitoba borders, where drivers were questioned for the reasoning of their travel. These restrictions were only enforced for land travel and not by air.

As of Wednesday morning, those that wish to travel through the province are allowed to do so without the trip needing to be considered essential. Travellers are also not required to quarantine for the traditional 2-week period.

This comes as a major relief as many people made sacrifices to not see their loved ones during the border’s lockdown. While others are simply happy to be able to come back and visit the bordering provinces.

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