The Government of Canada started planning for the Canada-US border to reopen as the vaccination campaign is going well. On May 25, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a press briefing that more than fifty percent of Canada’s population received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. Previously, he has suggested that the border will reopen when at least 75 percent of Canadians are vaccinated. Provinces, such as Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia, are planning for a steady reopening. Canada introduced travel restrictions in March 2020 and closed the border with the US to all non-essential travel. Travel restrictions are currently in place until at least June 21.
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