What travellers to Canada can expect on July 21
July 16, 2021
Before the end of the day on July 21, the Canadian government will have to make a decision on whether or not to extend its travel restrictions.
Currently, Canada’s borders are closed to non-essential travel. Those allowed to enter are subject to quarantine measures, unless the government considers them to be fully vaccinated. Also, direct flights between Canada and India are still suspended.
The federal government will have to revisit these measures in the coming days, as the orders-in-council are set to expire. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been touting a gradual reopening of the border, suggesting the next phase will affect fully vaccinated tourists. The Toronto Star reports only minor changes are in the works for the next border-restrictions renewal, and it is still unclear when fully vaccinated tourists will be allowed to enter.
And while most Canadians would like to see the border reopened before the end of 2021, they generally agree that decisions about the border should be based on health over economy. Public opinion stats came out this week in a Nanos Research poll.