Canada is prepared to open its borders to vaccinated travellers, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But he’s not saying just when that will happen.
In his strongest public comments yet on the matter, Trudeau on Monday said Canada is looking at how it could start welcoming visitors from out of the country as Canada’s COVID-19 situation continues to improve.
The Prime Minister said the government has to keep Canadians safe, but also help Canada’s battered tourism and travel industry.
“We’re not going to get ahead of ourselves,” he said during a virtual chat with the St. John’s Board of Trade. “We are looking at how we’re going to start welcoming up tourists in a phased way as the numbers come down in Canada, as the numbers start to come down in the United States and elsewhere around the world.”
The CBC quotes an anonymous official as saying a July border opening seems more likely than June. The current U.S.-Canada border closure order expires June…