Canadian border restrictions begin to ease

Starting Monday, the first phase of Canada’s gradual border reopening begins.
Published: Jul. 5, 2021 at 6:39 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2021 at 6:52 AM EDT
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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) - Starting Monday, the first phase of Canada’s gradual border reopening begins.

Fully vaccinated Canadians, permanent residents, international students, and other essential travelers can now enter Canada without a two-week quarantine. Some may also be exempt from testing and hotel stay if they meet specific requirements.

Tourism is still prohibited as is any non-essential travel to Canada.

The next stage of the border reopening could come as early as July 21 when the current restrictions expire.

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau still says it’s too soon to say if it will be extended.

“When we start reopening so Americans and others who are fully vaccinated can come into Canada will depend on how this goes on the data we collect, on how we’re able to keep Canadians safe,” said Trudeau.

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