Phased Reopening to the US-Canadian Border
On Wednesday, Canadian authorities announced a phased reopening of the U.S.-Canadian border. No official schedule or start date has been released, but once implemented, this will represent the first opportunity for non-essential travel across the border in over a year.
It is anticipated that the first phase will loosen the 14-day mandatory quarantine period for fully vaccinated travelers. Individuals will still need to provide COVID-19 tests and may be required to quarantine for a shorter period, but the current policies, including the mandatory hotel stay, would be significantly relaxed or even eliminated.
Regarding an actual timeline, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that phase one will begin once 75% of all Canadians have received at least one vaccine dose and 20% have been fully vaccinated. According to the most recent data, 63% of Canadians have received at least one dose and 8% have been fully vaccinated. In addition, recent reports have also confirmed that Canada is set to receive seven million Moderna vaccines in June, indicating that phase one of reopening could be on the horizon.
Berardi Immigration Law has been helping Canadians navigate the ever-changing complexities of COVID-19 restrictions at home and abroad since the pandemic began. Our firm will guide you through the process from start to finish and offer an individualized approach for each client. If you are a Canadian citizen seeking travel guidance, our experienced attorneys are up to date with latest pandemic-related travel processes and procedures. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today!