The federal government has confirmed that there are no immediate plans to update Canada's travel restrictions for tourists, despite new rules for fully vaccinated Canadians.
Speaking during a press conference on June 9, Minister of Health Patty Hajdu explained that the two-week isolation period and mandatory hotel quarantine stay will still apply to all incoming international travellers.
"The requirement to stay in a government-authorized hotel is being lifted for people who currently have the right of entry to Canada," Hajdu told reporters on Wednesday.
"We're not changing anything yet on the right of entry to Canada, and the categories that are approved entry right now will remain the same," she added.
During the same conference, federal officials confirmed that some of Canada's travel restrictions — including the mandatory two-week quarantine and hotel stay — would be lifted for fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
While there are no set plans to welcome international tourists back to Canada, federal officials are reportedly discussing a "phased and logical staged [border] reopening" with the United States.
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