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Border rules loosened some for fully-vaccinated Canadians

The federal government is lifting border restrictions for some travellers while maintaining them for others.

Health Minister Patti Hajdu announced the first moves to reopen the border in over 15 months.

She was joined by the Ministers of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Transport, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship for Monday morning’s announcement.

Starting July 5, all Canadians returning from abroad who have been fully vaccinated will no longer have to quarantine for two weeks or stay at a government hotel until they test negative for COVID-19.

They will still need to provide proof of a negative test from 72 hours before their arrival, take a second test upon arrival, and have a plan to quarantine should that test come back positive.

For those who are not fully vaccinated, restrictions including a two-week quarantineand up to three days at a government-approved hotel will remain in effect.

More to come.
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