While a lot of countries are slowly reopening for travel, Canada on the other hand has now further extended travel restrictions. The travel restrictions have been extended to the world, and even the United States for every non-essential travel until July 21, 2021.

Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, Bill Blair, made the announcement on twitter that said, “Our number one priority as we fight #COVID19 is keeping Canadians safe.”



The Minister also mentioned in his tweets that the government in Canada is planning measures to fully vaccinate Canadians, Permanent Residents, and those who are permitted to enter the country.

The US-Canadian border restrictions are also extended now until July 21 as of now, as Bill Blair said that the decision was jointly made with arthritis in the U.S. as there are calls for reopening of the border for nonessential travel. However, less than 20 percent of Canadians are fully vaccinated at this point. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau further said that the border will reopen in phases.
It has been mentioned that the country will not reopen for non-essential travel unless 75 percent of Canadians are fully vaccinated. As of now the country has managed to fully vaccinate about 8 percent of the people, and about 60 percent of the total population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Mandatory quarantine will also stop by the first week of July, and people entering the country will not have to stay in quarantine for too long, as they can leave right after getting a negative test result. Currently travellers flying into the country need to quarantine themselves in a hotel at their own expense for 14-days.

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