Weekend Herald

Canada set to open border to US

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said yesterday Canada could start allowing fully vaccinated Americans into Canada as of mid-August for nonessenti­al travel and should be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from all countries by early September. Trudeau spoke with leaders of Canada’s provinces and his office released a readout of the call. He noted that if Canada’s current positive path of vaccinatio­n rate and public health conditions continue the border can open. Trudeau noted Canada continues to lead G20 countries in vaccinatio­n rates with approximat­ely 80 per cent of eligible Canadians vaccinated with their first dose and over 50 per cent of eligible Canadians fully vaccinated. He said case numbers and severe illness continue to decline across the country as vaccinatio­n rates continue to increase.

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