FAST FIVE: Trudeau Begins Planning To Reopen US-Canada Border After More Than A Year
Trudeau Begins Planning To Reopen US-Canada Border After More Than A Year For months now, as most US states have largely reopened their economies (with even hard-hit NYC preparing to be “fully reopened” by July1), Canada has lagged behind, leaving restrictions on travel and businesses in place, while the pace of the country's vaccination campaign has lagged the US.
“A staged reopening would be the logical approach.” Any reopening of the border would be gradual and contingent on cases continuing to decline in both the US and Canada.
Many Canadian provinces remain in extended lockdowns even as the country has ramped up its vaccination campaign.
“We are looking very carefully at it, hoping to align with allied countries, but I can't speak for the United States and the choices they might make around who to welcome into their country.” Trudeau is also working with the EU on a bilateral plan.
As for whether Americans will be able to visit Toronto this summer, that remains unclear.