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Canada's International Travel Restrictions Are Sticking Around For At Least Another Month

The ban on non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S. is included.

There's a new update on Canada's travel restrictions and it turns out the border measures are going to be staying in place for at least another month.

On June 18, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair announced on Twitter that the federal government coordinated with the U.S. to extend restrictions on non-essential travel internationally and with the States until July 21, 2021.

Blair also announced that an update on restrictions for fully vaccinated Canadians is coming soon.

"As we have said, the government is planning measures for fully vaccinated Canadians, Permanent Residents, and others who are currently permitted to enter Canada and will provide further details on Monday, June 21," he tweeted on June 18.

It's been previously reported that measures for Canadians who are fully vaccinated would come into effect in July.

According to CBC News, Canada will also introduce the first phase of its vaccine certification program in July for travellers entering the country.

When will the Canada-U.S. border open?

Recent reports indicated the border closure between Canada and the U.S. could have ended on June 22, but now travellers will have to wait that much longer.

Speaking to CTV in May 2021, a representative for Blair said the border would only open once conditions on both sides looked very different.

"Minister Blair is in regular contact with his American counterparts about issues relating to our shared border," they said. "Until the conditions on both sides of the border change very substantively, the measures at our borders will remain intact."

The border has been closed between the two countries since March 2020.