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Canada will not reopen to tourists “for a while”

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Despite the initial easing of travel restrictions for those vaccinated from the United States, Canada has announced that it will “never reopen its borders for non-essential travel.”
“I can tell you right now that this is not going to happen for a while,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pointing the finger at those who have not been vaccinated: “We are not prepared to impede progress in controlling the virus. We must continue to guarantee the safety of Canadians.

The border between Canada and the United States is currently closed for non-essential travel, at least until July 21. But from July 5, some who have completed the vaccination cycle can avoid 14 days of isolation or spend the first three days in the country in a government-approved hotel.

“We will then evaluate what measures can be taken to allow fully vaccinated international travelers”, but for now it is still too late to talk about it.

About 78% of Canadians have received at least one dose, and 44% of those over 12 have already been fully vaccinated. Since last April, the number of new cases has risen to about 400 a day. However, according to a recent survey by travel insurance company Berkshire Hathaway Travel Production, Canada is considered the safest travel destination in the world. This is how the epidemic is managed and is the cause of social exclusion: there are just 37.6 million people in an area of ​​about 10 million square kilometers, compared to Italy, which has an area of ​​60 million people in an area of ​​301 thousand square kilometers. Kilometers.

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