The 30-day extension came after Canada on Monday announced it would begin allowing fully vaccinated U.S. visitors to the country on August 9 for non-essential travel as the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic wears off .
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Canadian officials said Monday that the country will lift border restrictions for fully vaccinated U.S. travelers. These new rules will take effect on August 9, but the existing restrictions will remain in place until then.
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When that day comes, fully vaccinated U.S. travelers will not have to self-quarantine upon arrival, and the government-approved hotel quarantine program will also be phased out.
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However, they will be subject to COVID-19 testing and will need to provide proof of vaccination through the smartphone app or the ArriveCAN web portal. Post-travel test results will no longer be needed.
– With files from Global News.
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