9.26.22 Advocacy Alert: Canada to Remove All Border Restrictions
September 26, 2022
The Public Health Agency of Canada announced it will lift all COVID-related restrictions on international travelers beginning this Saturday, October 1.
Canada will no longer require:
- Preregistration through the ArriveCan app
- Proof of vaccination
- Testing before or during arrival
- Reporting of symptoms
In July, the BNP called on the Canadian government to cease the preregistration requirement within the ArriveCan app.
The BNP has long called for a reciprocal border crossing policy to facilitate travel and commerce between the U.S. and Canada. While Canada’s announcement is welcomed and applauded, it underscores the need for the U.S. to update its own border policy. America still requires non-citizen travelers to provide proof of vaccination to enter the country.
After President Biden’s declaration last week that “the pandemic is over,” updated policy that eases crossing and strengthens border community economies is long overdue. The BNP continues to urge the U.S. federal government to follow Canada’s lead and remove all restrictions on border crossing and will keep you updated when the U.S. makes changes.
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