While the restrictions will remain in place, Blair also confirmed that on Monday, the federal government will share more details on future plans for fully vaccinated Canadians permanent residents who wish to travel. In coordination with the USA, we are extending restrictions on non-essential worldwide travel and with the United States until July 21, 2021, ' he tweeted.
There have been growing calls from both side of the border to speed up the reopening, in particular to those who have completed a full vaccination cycle.
The border closure between Canada and the United States has once again been extended.
In March 2020, all non-essential travel was closed between the Canada-US border.
Previously Canada expected enough doses to fully vaccinate 75 per cent of all eligible people before August, but with additional shipments from Moderna, the country might reach its target sooner.
By the fall, Trudeau said he hoped to "establish a national certification of vaccination status". He noted how France now allows Canadians and Americans to visit, which makes it easier to travel overseas than within this country and to our closest neighbour. "We don't even have a plan at this point", said Perrin Beatty, the group's president and chief executive.
The federal government says it is confident the that airports in Canada will be prepared to start accepting an influx of travellers when the borders start to reopen for non-essential travel. "What the government is doing flies in the face of science, of economics and good public policy".
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Overall, Canada is now going to receive more than 50 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of June and over 68 million doses by the end of July.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, still in quarantine at Rideau cottage following his trip overseas, has a news conference set for Friday morning.
US -bound air travellers, including those who are fully vaccinated, are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, or recovery from COVID-19 in the past three months, before they board a flight.
"That means we have to really make sure that not only people who are fully vaccinated can travel, but the communities to which they return are not at risk, because even though they are protected from hospitalization, the people around them might not be", the prime minister said.
"These are discussions that will end in the next coming weeks so that people can start travelling".
Trudeau said that for the initial phase, the federal government is working with the ArriveCAN app to allow individuals to upload a picture of their proof of vaccination so border agent can confirm they are fully vaccinated.