Ottawa (WNEWS) – As everyone’s attention is on the Canadian border as the current travel restrictions are set to lapse this Monday, June 21, the Canadian government has confirmed it is extending restrictions on unnecessary travel from around the world and the United States until July 21.
Bill Blair, Canada’s minister of public security, confirmed this development on Friday morning through Twitter. Also tweeting that more data will open up this Monday: “As we have said, the government is planning measures for fully vaccinated Canadians, Permanent Residents, and others who are currently permitted to enter Canada and will provide further details on Monday, June 21.”
Many conversations and clues spilled to the media; however, authorities have been quiet up until now.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recommended the border would be re-opened in stages. Trudeau has kept up that Canada would not begin facilitating restrictions until 75% of Canadians have been immunized. Around 60% of Canada’s population has received the first dose of the vaccine, and 8 percent are completely immunized.
Health Minister Patty Hajdu has additionally said the public authority could begin cancelling the mandate for the required quarantine. As it is presently required, incoming travellers via plane need to remain in a partner hotel at their own cost. When they get a negative test outcome, they need to complete the remainder of the compulsory 14-day quarantine.
Hajdu proposed that the new measure would apply to Canadian residents who have been fully vaccinated by one of the three vaccines endorsed in Canada: Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca. Vaccination records will probably be available through the ArriveCAN application as early as July.
Local businesses and cities across the border had hope for reopening to boost up the struggling economies that have been affected by the pandemic.
The primers have asked the federal government for a plan, including B.C’s John Horgan, who has been asking for a phased reopening plan.