Welcome back to the forum, yoCanada set to welcome fully vaccinated foreign travellers next week.
"Allowance comes at a time when Canada is battling a fourth wave of COVID-19.
On Sept. 7, Canada plans to open its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from across the globe, and let them skip the country's 14-day quarantine requirement.
The rule change is significant, as most non-essential foreign travellers have been barred from entering Canada since the start of the pandemic.
The federal government started to relax the rules last month, when it began allowing fully vaccinated Americans to enter and skip quarantine.
But some are questioning if Canada will actually go ahead with its current plans, because on multiple websites, the government continues to call Sept. 7 the 'intended' or 'tentative' start date for welcoming foreign travellers from outside the U.S.
'I've been kind of looking online every day, Googling to find out at what point is the government of Canada going to make a decision?' said Andy Green, of Halstead, U.K. He and his husband are set to fly to Vancouver on Sept. 9 for a 10-day vacation.
When CBC News asked the federal government to confirm the start date, it implied Sept. 7 was indeed a go — unless the pandemic suddenly takes a turn for the worse.
'Provided that the domestic epidemiologic situation remains favourable, the government of Canada intends to open its borders for discretionary travel by travellers from any country who have been fully vaccinated,' said Public Health Agency of Canada spokesperson Mark Johnson in an email".