THE Canada may allow fully vaccinated travelers to enter the country from early September, Prime Minister Justin Trinto said yesterday, provided the current trend in vaccination and in public health conditions.
The Canadian prime minister made the remarks in a telephone conversation with Canadian provincial leaders, according to the prime minister’s office.
Trinto also said talks were under way with the United States to begin allowing unneeded Americans and permanent residents of Canada to travel unnecessarily from mid-August.
“The Prime Minister noted that, if the current positive trend in vaccination rates and public health conditions continues, Canada will be able to welcome fully vaccinated travelers from all countries from the beginning of September,” the statement said.
About 78% of people aged 12 and over in Canada have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, health officials have recently reported. About 44% of people 12 years of age and older are fully vaccinated.
Earlier in the day, the Canadian government said it would allow large cruise ships to dock again in November as the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, but said they would have to comply with public health requirements.