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'Good News' About Reopening The Canada-US Border Could Be Shared Within Weeks

"We're talking about weeks and not months anymore," Trudeau said on Tuesday.

Justin Trudeau has suggested that "good news" about reopening the Canada-U.S. border is just around the corner.

Speaking during a press conference on June 22, the Canadian PM said "We're talking about weeks and not months anymore."

"We certainly hope that we will have more good news about reopening in the coming weeks," he said, but noted that restarting non-essential travel would continue to depend on the COVID-19 vaccination rate and the variants of concern, among other things.

Later the same day, Canada's Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Dominic LeBlanc also referred to changes at the border being announced and implemented within just "weeks."

For now, though, a ban on non-essential travel between the two countries remains in place until July 21, 2021.

This comes just one day after the feds announced updates to travel restrictions for fully vaccinated Canadians, which will allow them to skip the two-week quarantine period and hotel stay upon arrival in Canada.

However, Justin Trudeau reiterated that these newly relaxed measures will not apply to fully vaccinated Americans just yet.