A source familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Canada would likely eliminate the requirement to have a vaccine for anyone who arrives in Canada before September 31st.
Canada requires that foreigners entering Canada are vaccinated, just like in the United States. The U.S. may make similar moves by September 30th, but it is unclear at this time.
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Canadians who have not been vaccinated are subject to mandatory arrival checks and 14-day quarantine.
According to the official, Justin Trudeau must give his final approval on the matter. The government is likely to eliminate the requirement. Random COVID-19 screening at airports will also be eliminated. It will no longer be necessary to fill out the ArriveCan application.
As they are not permitted to discuss the matter publicly, the official agreed to keep their identity secret.
Professional athletes not vaccinated like Major League Baseball players will be permitted to play in Toronto during the playoffs if the Blue Jays win the championship. They are currently not permitted to cross into Canada.
When new populist Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre was announced as the party’s leader in Ottawa this month the loudest cheer he got from supporters was when he said he would get rid of the ArriveCan app.
Dr. Andrew Morris, an infectious disease specialist at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, as well as a professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, said removing the vaccine requirement should have been done a long time ago.
“Zero benefit to ensure people vaccinated. It doesn’t keep cases nor variants out,”He said.
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This article was written by The Associated Press.
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