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Canada is set to ease quarantine rules for vaccinated passengers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is preparing to ease Canada’s border restrictions on passengers who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to sources.

The government is drawing up plans to loosen the current 14-day isolation period for border crossers who have had two doses of vaccines, people said, provided they are not identified. Travelers entering Canada will still be tested for the virus and may need quarantine for a shorter period.

The plan is expected to be announced within days, although the weather may change, according to people. It is unclear when the changes will take effect or whether Canada will open its borders to non-US travelers at the same time.

There is growing pressure on the governments of Canada and the United States to reduce restrictions that have been in place since March last year, drastically reducing land and air traffic between the two countries. A pact restricting minor travel is due to be renewed on June 21


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The Ambassador Bridge, connecting Detroit, Michigan, to Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Photographer: Cole Burston / Bloomberg

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