Dear Mr Brown,
I would like to know when you think travel to Canada for visitors will be allowed. I am able to travel to the US but I am not sure what Canada is doing.
Canada has discontinued the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents entering the country. This has been referred to as the first phase of reopening the country, in light of the pace of vaccination in Canada.
In order to avoid going into quarantine, travellers must provide proof of full vaccination at least 14 days prior to travel and a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of entering Canada. However, even though the COVID-19 numbers are declining in Canada, it has been made clear that non-essential, unvaccinated visitors will not be allowed to enter the country any time soon.
“I can tell you right now that’s not going to happen for quite a while,” prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau stated recently. The prime minister also hinted he would like Canadians to be more than 75 per cent vaccinated, or even 80 per cent to be safe, before allowing non-essential visitors to enter Canada.