Canada planning to reopen U.S. border

The world’s longest international border has been shut for over a year.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government have begun working towards reopening the Canada-U.S. border, according to Bloomberg.

However, discussions are just getting started, and a reopening of the border may not be imminent just yet.

One approach would be to adopt a new system that allows vaccinated people to travel between the two countries without the need for COVID-19 testing or for the mandatory 14-day quarantine. This is being considered, according to an unnamed source speaking to Bloomberg.

This would be in line with Health Minister Patty Hajdu saying that Canada will be considering the use of “vaccine passports” that would allow vaccinated people to travel. There are some obstacles that need to be considered first, such as the measures that are appropriate for those who are vaccinated by vaccines that are not approved by Health Canada.