Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that Canada is prepared to open its borders to fully vaccinated travelers.
Trudeau indicated that reopening the Canada-U. S. border hinges heavily on the pace of vaccinations, as it’s the surest way to provide protection against a resurgence of the pandemic in either country.
“We need people to get the full two doses of their vaccines,” Trudeau told a news conference in Ottawa, “and that’s why easing of restrictions will be focused on Canadians who are fully vaccinated.”
The pace of Canada-U.S. discussions about reopening has intensified lately, as more people in both countries are vaccinated and as frustration grows on the American side over the continued border closure.
The broad themes of those conversations were described to CBC News by several border town mayors who have been consulted on the talks, and by one federal official.
The plan is expected to be announced within days, reported Bloomberg. Separately, Politico reported late on Monday that Canada was eyeing the date of June 22 to begin loosening restrictions at the US border.
Currently, the US and Canada border, the largest land border in the world, is closed until at least June 21.
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