Quebec-Ontario border restrictions lifted as interprovincial travel reopens – –

Quebec-Ontario border restrictions lifted as interprovincial travel reopens – –

Ontario’s borders with Quebec and Manitoba reopened completely on Wednesday.

A provincial order restricting interprovincial travel between these provinces expired at 12:01 am

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The regulation was introduced in April as Ontario battled a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It applied to land and sea borders.

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Travel between regions was limited to essential reasons, such as health care, custody or compassionate reasons such as attending a funeral.

The order also allowed law enforcement to arrest and question people about their reasons for entering Ontario.

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With the reopening, the Minister of Public Security of Quebec, Geneviève Guilbault, always calls for caution when traveling between the two provinces.

As part of the plan, Ontarians will also be allowed to dine at restaurants in the beautiful province – but they must still respect the measures in place.

The move comes as the situation improves in both provinces and other restrictions related to the pandemic have been relaxed in recent weeks.

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