(Ottawa) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday reported that Canada has come a long way since the reopening of its borders to non-vaccinated travelers to COVID-19.
“I can tell you right away that this is not going to happen for long,” he said, putting aside a pre-election noisy statement from British Columbia.
“We must continue to judge […] The sacrifices made by so many over the past few months have been in vain […] We will not compromise by moving too fast, ”he added.
The Prime Minister also did not appear in a hurry to reopen the border between Canada and the United States, which will be closed for unnecessary travel until at least July 21st.
“We are nearing the end of this epidemic, but we are not there yet,” he said, citing the status of the vaccine campaign and the epidemiological situation in the country.
“We will continue to work with the provinces, we will discuss a plan on when and how it will be relaunched, and we will work with our partners in the White House and the United States,” he said.
“But at every step, we see to it that Canadians prioritize security and the robustness of planning,” said Justin Trudeau, who has been pushing for the reopening of the crossing from political and economic actors.
The Government of Canada has eased border restrictions on air travelers. As of Monday, Canadians who have been properly vaccinated are no longer required to block the hotel along with other relief.
However, the borders were closed to foreign travelers. They have been in lockdown since March 2020 after the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across Canada and around the world.