China News Service, June 17th. According to a comprehensive report by the Canadian "Sing Tao Daily", many people are looking forward to the opening of Canada’s borders. Federal Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra said on Wednesday (16th) that the government will announce in the next few days. A plan on how to reopen the border in stages for international travel.
He said that negotiations are now underway between the government, airports and airlines to ensure that when these travel rules begin to relax, the relevant agencies are ready.
Ai Chengzhi said: "We have been in contact with airports, airlines and other companies that support the aviation industry, and we need to give them time to prepare for the reopening."
Prime Minister Trudeau said last week that as the vaccination rate of Canadians continues to rise and the number of people infected with the virus continues to decline, he is considering relaxing border rules, but any relaxation will focus on Canadians who are "fully vaccinated."
The Canadian government banned non-essential foreigners from entering the country in March 2020 and warned Canadians not to make non-essential travel abroad. At that time, the Canadian-US border was also closed.
Anyone who subsequently asked to return to Canada from overseas must be quarantined for 14 days.
In February 2021, Ottawa announced that people arriving in Canada must have a negative test report for the virus before boarding, and must be quarantined at a government-authorized hotel for 3 days at their own expense. People can leave the hotel after receiving a negative test report. , But still need to continue to be isolated at home.
After the implementation of the new system, it was discovered that some people entered Canada and refused to stay in quarantined hotels. Ottawa initially imposed a fine of 3,000 Canadian dollars, which has now increased to 5,000 Canadian dollars.
According to data from the Public Health Agency of Canada, less than 1% of those fined for refusing hotel quarantine test positive for the virus.