With more than 69.272% of Canadians receiving one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 47.369% fully vaccinated, Canada is looking to reopen its border with the United States as early as next month.
The decision was announced through a press release following a conference call between Justin Trudeau and First Ministers on July 15th.
As per the statement, Justin Trudeau said, “if our current positive path of vaccination rate and public health conditions continue, Canada would be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from all countries by early September.”
Trudeau also noted the ongoing discussions with the United States on reopening plans, and indicated that Canada could expect to start allowing fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel.
Canada also announced that cruise ships will be allowed in Canadian waters starting November 1, 2021.
Further details on border reopening are expected next week.