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The U.S.-Canada Border Could Reopen For Some Americans Next Month

Here's what the government is planning.

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Quebec/U.S. Border Might Reopen Next Month
Quebec/U.S. Border Might Be Reopening Next Month
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In a summary of a call between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and provincial premiers, the prime minister's office stated that the government is engaging in "discussions with the United States on reopening plans" and that "we could expect to start allowing fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel."

The announcement echoed a sentiment shared earlier by Quebec Premier François Legault who suggested Thursday that the federal government allow Americans to enter Canada before citizens of other countries, according to reports.

"If our current positive path of vaccination rate and public health conditions continue," the summary continued, "Canada would be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from all countries by early September."

About 80% of eligible Canadians have a first vaccine dose and 50% have a second dose, according to the statement.

Finally, the Canadian government is also discussing "the importance of working collaboratively on a proof of vaccination credential."

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