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Canada Reopens Its Border To Vaccinated U.S. Visitors

Flags of the U.S. and Canada
Pat Bradley
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WAMC
Flags of the U.S. and Canada

U.S. citizens and legal residents must be both fully vaccinated and test negative for COVID-19 within three days of crossing one of the world’s longest and busiest land borders, and Canadian officials warn they won't sacrifice safety for shorter border waits. Travelers also must fill out a detailed application on the arriveCAN app before crossing.

The border had been closed to nonessential travel since March 2020. The U.S. has extended its closure to all Canadians making nonessential trips until at least Aug. 21, which also applies to the Mexican border. But the Biden administration is beginning to make plans for a phased reopening. The main requirement would be that nearly all foreign visitors to the U.S. will have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

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