Canadians who've received two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be permitted to travel to the United States next month, according to new reports.
On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that travellers will be able to fly into the country as long as they've received vaccines approved by the World Health Organization or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
This means the 220,688 Canadians who received two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be considered fully vaccinated and will therefore be permitted to visit the States for non-essential purposes.
However, there is no word yet on whether Canadians who got mixed doses will be approved for entry.
Over 3.9 million Canadians have received a mixed combination of two COVID-19 vaccines, but many countries do not consider this to be fully vaccinated.
"CDC will release additional guidance and information as the travel requirements are finalized," a spokeswoman said on Monday, per CTV News.
In September, the U.S. announced plans to relax travel restrictions and let in fully vaccinated international visitors starting in November. Travellers who aren't American citizens will have to show proof of vaccination and a negative test.
Meanwhile, the country is still restricting non-essential travel at the land border until at least October 21.
Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines and can answer any questions you may have.
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