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Canada loosens border restrictions for vaccinated American citizens

Canada loosens border restrictions for vaccinated American citizens
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Starting today, the Canadian government will ease border restrictions with the United States for the very first time since March 2020.

The easing of restrictions will allow U.S. citizens to cross the border by land for non-essential purposes. Those that wish to enter the country must provide proof of having received two doses of the vaccine for at least 14 days from one of the following that have been approved by Health Canada: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. While Canada has opened its border to U.S. citizens, the United States still restricts Canadians to cross into the country by land until at least August 21st.

According to CTV News, “Given that there aren't any vaccines approved for children under the age of 12 in either Canada or the U.S., unvaccinated children under 12 who are travelling with a fully vaccinated parent or guardian will also no longer need to quarantine as of Monday.”

As of today, major airports outside of Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary, will allow international travel once again: Halifax, Quebec City, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Edmonton. Starting September 7th, Canada will open its borders to the rest of the world.

For more information, visit the Canadian government website here.

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