Source: The Canadian Press
The US – Canada border restrictions have been extended once again as Canada works to get a higher percentage of its residents vaccinated against COVID-19.
“We’re still seeing cases across the country and we want to get them down,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement. “At the same time, we also know we have to hit our targets of 75% vaccinated with the first dose and at least 20% vaccinated with the second dose before we can start loosening things up because even a fully vaccinated individual can pass on COVID-19 to someone who is not vaccinated.”
Our number one priority as we fight #COVID19 is keeping Canadians safe. In coordination with the U.S., we are extending restrictions on non-essential international travel and with the United States until July 21st, 2021.
— Bill Blair (@BillBlair) June 18, 2021
The border between the two countries will remain closed to non-essential travel through July 21 – a ban that was originally put in place in March 2020.
“Our No. 1 priority as we fight COVID19 is keeping Canadians safe,” Bill Blair, the Canadian minister of public safety wrote on Twitter. “In coordination with the U.S., we are extending restrictions on non-essential international travel and with the United States until July 21st, 2021.”