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The US Is Thinking Of Putting 'A Vaccine Requirement' In Place For All Foreign Travellers

But several paths are being considered, according to one official.

A high-ranking U.S. official has revealed that U.S. vaccination requirements for travel are being considered and could be introduced for all foreign visitors entering the country.

During a press briefing on August 5, the White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and other public health officials were asked about reopening the borders for some international travel and possible plans to mandate vaccinations for international travellers.

Jeffrey Zients, the coordinator of President Joe Biden's COVID-19 task force, said that while travel restrictions are still in place, plans are currently being developed for when the U.S. allows travel again and how that can be done safely.

"Part of that planning is a phased approach that foreign nationals travelling to the United States may — there's still policy work being done here — may need to have some type of a vaccine requirement," Zients said.

He also noted that an official decision has not been made about that yet but it's one of several paths being considered.

Across the border, Canada will be allowing fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents to enter the country for non-essential travel as of August 9, but there's been no timeline announced for when unvaccinated visitors from the U.S. can cross over.

The CDC has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccines and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.

Ontario has finally rolled out enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes and you can download yours in five minutes max.

On the morning of Friday, October 15, the provincial government held a press conference to announce that enhanced vaccine certificates are now available for download for individuals, and an official app called Verify Ontario has been launched so businesses, organizations, and hosts can scan the QR-coded vax certificates to permit entry. The app is available for download on Google Play and the App Store.

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Most of northern B.C. will enter a five-week "circuit breaker" in an attempt to control a growing number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, said that effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday, October 15 through November 19, personal gatherings indoors and outdoors will be limited to vaccinated people only.

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Ontario's Vaccine Passport App Is Finally Here & It Can Be Set Up In 7 Easy Steps

Businesses will be able to scan QR codes by October 22.

Ever since showing your vaccine certificates became mandatory to enter certain settings in the province, Ontarians have been waiting for an official verification app, and it's finally available for download.

The Verify Ontario app quietly appeared in the Apple and Google app stores on Thursday, October 14, and it'll help businesses and organizations scan visitors' QR codes to officially verify the validity of their vaccine certificates. QR codes for vaccine certificates are expected to roll out by October 22.

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Millions Of Canadians May Be Unable To Visit The US Next Month Due To The Vaccine They Got

There's been no word on whether people who got mixed vaccines will be approved for entry.👇

Millions of Canadians may struggle to visit the U.S. when its borders fully reopen next month, depending on the COVID-19 vaccine they received.

This week, officials in the States confirmed that travellers will be able to enter the country via land or air for non-essential purposes from early November, provided they've received vaccines approved by the WHO or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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