The government is crafting plans to loosen the current 14-day isolation period for border-crossers who've had two vaccine doses, said the people, speaking on condition they not be identified.
The prime minister said he expects "high interest" from travellers to visit Canada as restrictions begin to ease across the country.
When pressed on when he expected border restrictions to ease, B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix said Monday he didn't wish to make any guesses.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the eventual easing of travel restrictions and quarantine rules will apply to those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Separately, Politico reported late on Monday that Canada was eyeing the date of June 22 to begin loosening restrictions at the USA border.
Data from Canada's COVID-19 vaccine tracker shows 62.196% of the Canadian population has received at least one dose and 8.211% of the Canadian population is fully vaccinated. Just 6% have received two shots, but with vaccine supplies improving, the government has said all eligible Canadians will be able to be fully vaccinated by September this year.
The Canada-U.S. border near Lacolle, Que., is seen on Friday, March 20, 2020. "I think it would be an incentive to get vaccinated", Germain said. Enough is enough, the President and his Cabinet owe Congress, separated families, business owners, and homeowners answers - this legislation is created to get them.
But last week, two Liberal MPs - Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and Wayne Easter, co-chairman of the Canada-U.S. Inter-Parliamentary Group, a bilateral committee of lawmakers and MPs - joined forces with Higgins to echo his call for a new approach. In conversations with government leaders on both sides of the border we are learning plans are moving forward to provide for expanded crossing allowances. "Action is long overdue".
The Prime Minister has been in talks with allies about the creation of an global vaccine passport, a topic that could be raised during the G7 meeting happening later this week. And accommodations were made to allow US and Canadian hockey teams to come together for the Stanley Cup finals.
"President Biden formally asked for a border reopening plan immediately after taking office, and so far, Canada has been slow to make any public progress".
"I'm sure that when that decision is made, we would communicate through diplomatic channels, but I don't have anything to predict about the timeline". Families have been separated for over a year, homeowners have been kept from their property, and our economies have suffered.
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