'U.S. has done nothing’: Why Canadians can’t cross the border into America

Yahoo News Canada

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents are now allowed to come to Canada for non-essential travel purposes (including day trips across the land border), but at this point, plans for when that cross-border movement will be allowed for Canadians wishing to go to the U.S. are still “up in the air.”

“I think that it's up in the air because the decision hasn't been made and so, outside of the White House at least, nobody that I know has had a clear indication,” Dr. Laurie Trautman, director of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University, told Yahoo Canada.

On July 21, the U.S. government renewed its restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border until at least Aug. 21, which prohibits land border movement into the U.S. for any non-essential purposes.

The Biden administration made the decision just days after the Canadian government announced the loosened travel restrictions for fully-vaccinated American visitors, which came into effect on Monday.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 12:07pm