The Expert Advisory Panel to the federal government on Testing and Screening announced new guidance on travel
The federal government’s advisory panel on testing and screening recently announced that the quarantine hotel policy should be scrapped immediately and that there should be a significant change to the current policy.
MP Wayne Easter says the Prime Minister needs to coordinate a border reopening plan
Liberal MP Wayne Easter, chair of the House Finance Committee and co-chair of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Friendship Group, is leading the push in Parliament for Prime Minister Trudeau to seriously develop a comprehensive plan for reopening.
Fully vaccinated returning Canadian travellers could see relief from quarantine
The federal government is actively considering a first-phase easing of border restrictions that would grant returning Canadians and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated a measure of relief from onerous post-travel quarantine rules, according to a senior government official.
With talk of the of the CEWS and CERS support programs coming to an end, the federal government can’t also keep the Canada-US border closed, says the Tourism Industry Association of Canada. “It can’t be both ways; either continue to support tourism businesses… or start reopening the border so that businesses can get back to work,” says TIAC president Beth Potter.
Canada’s Tourism Industry Calls
On Government To Reopen Canada-U.S. Border
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) announced today that it is calling on the federal government of Canada to come up with a plan for reopening the Canada-U.S. border, which has now been closed for nearly 15 months.