GETTING IN A& OUT OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES THESE DAYS COULD BE CHALLENGING

The Canadian Border Services Agency has been watching the numbers go up as our American neighbours’ incoming traffic has increased by 25% in one week. Of course those already allowed in were fully vaccinated Canadians, permanent residents and those already allowed to cross. Vice-president of the Border Agency’s travelers branch, Denis Vinette said “We ask people to be patient at the border, dealing with the land border environment, long lineups and folks coming in for the weekend.” “The big thing for folks to understand is what qualifies as a fully exempted traveler under Canada’s definition,” Mr. Vinette said. “It’s about having had the full regimen, or both shots, and having had 14 days pass after your second shot.” Vaccines approved by Health Canada – Pfizer; BioNTech; Maderna; Oxford-AstraZeneca; or Johnson & Johnson. They’re all exempted from the 14 days’ quarantine.  Visitors must also use the ArriveCAN app or an online portal to submit their vaccine information, and results of a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 3 days before departure. <From The Canadian Press & Globe and Mail, Saturday, July 10, 2021>