U.S.-Canada border to open in August
Paula Newton and Kevin Liptak are reporting for CNN beginning August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents living in the U.S. will be permitted to enter Canada. Non-essential travel into Canada has been banned for 16 months, since March 2020, something the Canadian government said was necessary to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. International travelers may also be allowed to enter Canada beginning September 7, provided the "COVID-19 epidemiology remains favorable," the government said in a statement July 19. Any foreign travelers who are not fully vaccinated will continue to be banned from entering the country. The Canadian government's list of acceptable vaccines are those manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. Other vaccines, including those from China or Russia, will not be recognized by Canada. Unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 entering Canada with vaccinated parents or guardians will not have to quarantine for 14 days. All travelers entering the country, regardless of vaccine status, will be required to produce a negative PCR or molecular test within 72 hours of requesting entry. The White House has so far failed to commit to reopening the northern border to Canadians wishing to enter the U.S. Read the full story at CNN [dot] com.