Canada to open border in August – but will the U.S.?

WASHINGTON (The Buffalo News) — The moment many Buffalo-area residents have been waiting for since March 2020 – the moment when they can visit Canada again – will finally arrive at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 9.

But even the remaining testing requirement will be enough to dissuade tourists from visiting Canada, said Dottie Gallagher, president of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

Commenting on Canada’s opening announcement, Gallagher said: “It’s a good step for family visits and for property owners but for rebooting the tourism economy, not so much.”

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