Canada to Welcome Fully Vaccinated Americans in August

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By Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Fully vaccinated U.S. travelers volition beryllium allowed into Canada arsenic of Aug. 9, Canadian officials announced Monday.

Canada's 14-day quarantine request volition beryllium waived for radical who are residing successful the United States and are afloat vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved successful Canada, CBS News reported. All 3 vaccines disposable successful the United States are besides approved successful Canada.

Unvaccinated children who are traveling with vaccinated parents won't person to quarantine, but volition person to steer wide of radical activities including schools and daycare centers, Canadian officials said.

Currently, Canadians are allowed to alert into the United States with a antagonistic COVID-19 test, but the United States hasn't hinted astatine immoderate program to alteration onshore borderline restrictions, according to Canada's Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, CBS News reported.

White House property caput Jen Psaki was noncommittal erstwhile asked if the U.S. would reciprocate.

"We are continuing to reappraisal our question restrictions. Any decisions astir resuming question volition beryllium guided by our nationalist wellness and aesculapian experts. ... I wouldn't look astatine it done a reciprocal intention," she said, CBS News reported.

Canada leads the G20 countries successful vaccination rates, with astir 80% of eligible Canadians vaccinated with their archetypal dose and implicit 50% of those eligible afloat vaccinated, CBS News said.

"This weekend, we adjacent passed the U.S. successful presumption of afloat vaccinated people," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. "Thanks to the rising vaccination rates and declining COVID-19 cases, we are capable to determination guardant with adjusted borderline measures."

At the opening of the pandemic, the U.S. and Canadian governments closed the much than 5,500-mile borderline betwixt them to nonessential traffic. With expanding vaccination rates and dropping corruption rates, immoderate person been annoyed the 2 governments hadn't laid retired plans to afloat reopen the border, CBS News reported.

More information:

Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for much connected COVID and travel.

SOURCE: CBS News

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