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Canada Is Set To Welcome Americans Back But The US Isn't Budging On Its Restrictions Yet

Canadians have not been given the go-ahead to visit the US, regardless of their vaccination status.🇨🇦🇺🇸

Although the Canadian government has given fully vaccinated American tourists the go-ahead to visit Canada from August, the U.S. government has not yet offered the same in return.

Announcing an update to Canada's travel restrictions on July 19, Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair confirmed that American citizens and permanent residents will be permitted to enter Canada for non-essential reasons from 12:01 a.m. on August 9.

However, he made it clear that as of right now, the same doesn't apply to fully vaccinated Canadians who want to visit the U.S.

"It's important to note that the U.S. has not announced a reciprocal reopening of its border at this time," Blair explained on Monday.

He continued, "While each country will make it own rules and regulations, we've agreed that any move to adjust restrictions will be guided by science, as well as the potential risk to public health and operational capacity at our shared border."

As part of a wider announcement related to restarting travel in Canada, federal officials confirmed that fully vaccinated tourists from "all countries" will be welcomed back from September 7, 2021.

Five additional Canadian airports will also reopen for international travel as of August 9.