Here’s When the Canadian-U.S. Border Is Expected to Reopen for Non-Essential Travel
Since the pandemic began in March of 2020 (here in North America), one of the biggest questions both Americans and Canadians have been wondering is when the Canadian-U.S. border would reopen to nonessential travel. The border has been closed to nonessential travel since the third week of March of last year.
However, after many Americans have been fully vaccinated and many Canadians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, it appears there finally may be an end in sight.
According to Ashley Rowe of WKBW, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada is currently on track to allow fully vaccinated travelers from all countries to enter Canada by early September.
Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents could enter by mid-August, for nonessential travel.
This comes after many extensions to the border closure, which goes back to last summer. Many people have been protesting the border closure, especially after more U.S. citizens have been fully vaccinated this spring and summer.
This is all an expectation and not 100 percent decided on: only that public health conditions are currently on pace to allow Canada to come to the decision to fully reopen the border to nonessential travel to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and soon after, fully vaccinated people from all other countries.
Hopefully this does happen and the border can finally fully reopen within the next month.