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Canadian border travel restriction extended, but plans to be announced next week

Canadian border travel restriction extended, but plans to be announced next week Photo: WGRZ.

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Created: June 18, 2021 11:23 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)—For yet another month, the border closure for nonessential travel between the United States and Canada has been extended, but, leaders say plans for some changes are coming next week.

Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair Friday tweeted the restrictions, which were set to expire next week, will instead be in place until July 21.

In a follow-up Tweet, Blair said the government is planning measures for fully vaccinated Canadians, permanent residents, and others who are currently permitted to enter the country.

An update on those plans is expected next Monday.

Citing previous reports, we told you the country was weighing plans for vaccinated people to cross as soon as July.

rime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would consider opening the border when 75% of the country is vaccinated. Currently,  about 16.5% of Canadians have completed the vaccine series while more than 65% have received at least one dose.


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