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Canada Announces Vaccine Mandate for Air and Rail Travel

Canada Announces Vaccine Mandate for Air and Rail Travel

Canadian officials announced that almost all passengers traveling by air, rail, or ship would be required to be fully vaccinated by fall.
The vaccination requirement “includes all commercial air travelers, passengers on inter-provincial trains and passengers on large marine vessels with overnight accommodations such as cruise ships,” said the country’s transport minister, Omar Alghabra, at a virtual press conference Friday.
The government will also mandate the vaccination of all federal employees by …

Canada Reopens Its Borders to Fully Vaccinated U.S. Travelers

Canada Reopens Its Borders to Fully Vaccinated U.S. Travelers

For the first time since the early days of the pandemic, Canada reopened its borders on Monday to non-essential travel by U.S. citizens who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The move came 17 months after authorities first closed the 5,500-mile (8,851-kilometer) border to virtually all travelers in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Fully vaccinated visitors from other countries will likely be admitted starting September 7, officials in Canada …

Canada Fines Travelers $20,000 Each for Using Forged Covid Results and Proof of Vaccination

Canada Fines Travelers $20,000 Each for Using Forged Covid Results and Proof of Vaccination

Officials in Canada said they had fined two travelers from the United States almost 20,000 Canadian dollars ($15,919) each for non-compliance with entry requirements.
Public Health Agency of Canada said that the travelers, who arrived on July 18, provided forged proof of vaccination and Covid test documents.  The agency also said that they did not comply with requirements mandating on-arrival testing and staying at a government-approved hotel for the quarantine period.
Arriving …

Restrictions on Travel Between United States, Mexico, and Canada to Continue, Says Biden Administration

Restrictions on Travel Between United States, Mexico, and Canada to Continue, Says Biden Administration

The Biden Administration is extending northern and southern border restrictions through August, it said Wednesday.
Non-essential travel restrictions were put into place on March 21, 2020, amidst the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and have been extended multiple times hence.
The restrictions don’t apply to cross-border trade, U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, as well as people traveling for medical reasons or to attend school.
The news comes on the heels of Canada’s …

Air Canada to Offer 220 Daily Transborder Flights Starting in August

Air Canada to Offer 220 Daily Transborder Flights Starting in August

On the heels of the announcement by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Canada would begin to allow tourists from the United States starting in August, Air Canada said it would expand its summer transborder schedule to include 55 routes and 34 destinations, offering a total of 220 daily flights between the two nations.
Air Canada said it would offer the “most extensive” schedule between the two countries. Travelers will also …

Canada to Reopen Border to U.S. Visitors in August

Canada to Reopen Border to U.S. Visitors in August

Canadian officials said Monday they would allow fully vaccinated Americans to enter the country as tourists starting August 9.
The move comes more than one year after authorities first closed the 5,500-mile (8,851-kilometer) border to virtually all travelers in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Fully vaccinated visitors from other countries will likely be admitted starting September 7, they added.
“We are very pleased to gradually and responsibly open up,” said …

Coronavirus News Update – July 16: Canada Could Welcome Fully Vaccinated Visitors in September, Says Prime Minister Trudeau

Coronavirus News Update – July 16: Canada Could Welcome Fully Vaccinated Visitors in September, Says Prime Minister Trudeau

Canada could welcome vaccinated visitors in September, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. During a meeting with regional leaders, Trudeau said in a statement released by his office that “Canada would be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travelers from all countries by early September.” Immunized Americans could be allowed in as early as mid-August.
As of Friday morning, the world has recorded 189.9 million Covid-19 cases and over 4.07 million …