Canada has once again changed the timeframe for when it could open its borders to Americans. Those who have been fully vaccinated might be able to travel through the country in mid-August. Currently, the border closure is expected to end July 21.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the border closures with premiers on Thursday night, and several expressed support for reopening, “and agreed on the importance of ensuring clarity and predictability as initial steps are taken.”
Nearly 80 percent of Canadians have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 53 percent are fully vaccinated. The United States has a full-vaccination rate of 48 percent.
The border has been closed to all nonessential travel since March of 2020. There have been several extensions to the closure, which impacts Alaskans trying to move between Interior Alaska and Skagway, Haines, or the Lower 48.