Canada to allow entry of travelers from all over the world in September, following the US in August
Vaccination must be completed to enter the country
Excluding those vaccinated in China
Discord over resumption of travel between US and allies
US responds to UK quarantine measures lifted with travel bans
[아시아경제 뉴욕=백종민 특파원] Canada has decided to allow entry of travelers from overseas, which has been locked down due to the coronavirus, but has decided to exclude those who have been vaccinated from China.
Neighboring Canada announced that it would allow entry of US citizens who have completed vaccinations, but the US is passive in opening its borders with its allies Canada, the UK and Europe amid the spread of the delta mutation.
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According to CNN broadcast on the 19th (local time), the Canadian government announced that U.S. citizens and permanent residents residing in the U.S. who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 will be exempted from the 14-day quarantine and two rounds of infection testing upon entry from the 9th of next month. did.
Travelers who have been fully vaccinated are not required to undergo further testing upon arrival in Canada. Children under the age of 12 who have not yet been vaccinated will not be subject to quarantine when entering the country with their parents.
From September 7, travelers from all over the world will be able to enter Canada under the same conditions.
To enter Canada, proof of vaccination is required. This means you will not be able to enter the country if you do not get vaccinated.
The vaccines allowed for entry are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines approved in Canada. This means that those vaccinated from China and Russia will not be able to enter Canada.
Canadian authorities said they were investigating whether China and Russia could allow people vaccinated to enter the country, and said they would announce a policy change in the future.
Canada has banned non-essential travel since March last year. Land travel across the border with the United States is prohibited.
Contrary to Canada’s announcement, the White House did not immediately confirm the opening of the border. White House press secretary Jen Saki said travel restrictions are being reviewed, but will be addressed by health and medical experts.
President Biden said at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week that he would be able to tell in a few days when asked if he would allow European nationals to enter the United States. The United States is restricting the entry of citizens of European countries, but Europe allowed Americans to enter last month.
Contrary to President Biden’s comments, the United States has rather tightened travel restrictions.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Department raised the UK’s COVID-19 alert level to ‘very high’ and recommended a ban on travel to the UK.
The UK has lifted all COVID-19 quarantine regulations from today, although the number of new COVID-19 cases is increasing rapidly due to the expansion of the Delta mutation.
New York = Correspondent Baek Jong-min [email protected]
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