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Re: Canada to reopen borders to nonessential travel- first to Americans
« Reply #75 on: July 21, 2021, 03:16:19 PM »

US needs to follow suit

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Re: Canada to reopen borders to nonessential travel- first to Americans
« Reply #76 on: July 21, 2021, 03:33:23 PM »

US needs to follow suit

We should, and instead we're delaying until at least 8/21. I'm frankly disgusted.

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Re: Canada to reopen borders to nonessential travel- first to Americans
« Reply #77 on: July 21, 2021, 04:06:15 PM »

US needs to follow suit

We should, and instead we're delaying until at least 8/21. I'm frankly disgusted.

Chuck Schumer was very vocal about border reopening. Moreover,
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If an agreement isn't made by July 21, Schumer says the U.S. stands ready to enact a policy allowing vaccinated Canadians to cross into the U.S.

"I today am declaring that it’s time for the United States to take action even without the Canadians because they have delayed too long," said Schumer.

https://cnycentral.com/news/local/sen-schumers-push-to-open-the-canadian-border-looks-to-help-destiny-usa
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Re: Canada to reopen borders to nonessential travel- first to Americans
« Reply #78 on: July 21, 2021, 04:51:34 PM »

God dammit Biden  :banghead:

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Re: Canada to reopen borders to nonessential travel- first to Americans
« Reply #79 on: July 21, 2021, 05:11:55 PM »

If I'm reading this correctly though, as an American, we can enter Canada at the land border just fine.  And then they can't deny us re-entry.  So Americans can go North and come home.  Canadians just can't travel here via land/sea.

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Re: Canada to reopen borders to nonessential travel- first to Americans
« Reply #80 on: July 21, 2021, 05:15:53 PM »

Today, I called the Black Ball Ferry Line (operators of the Port Angeles-Victoria ferry mentioned in the OP) to verify if the ferry service would be restarted by August 9th. The company said that they will not be running ferries until the US reopens their border to Canadians. The Sidney-Anacortes ferry is also closed to cross-border operation, so the only way for me to get to Victoria (which is probably not going to happen at this point) is enter Canada at the Peace Arch/I-5/BC-99 port of entry to then take the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay ferry. If I did my calculations correctly, the lack of international ferries would add an hour to an hour and a half to a Seattle-Victoria trip.
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Re: Canada to reopen borders to nonessential travel- first to Americans
« Reply #81 on: July 21, 2021, 05:20:45 PM »

If I'm reading this correctly though, as an American, we can enter Canada at the land border just fine.  And then they can't deny us re-entry.  So Americans can go North and come home.  Canadians just can't travel here via land/sea.

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Most likely. How would that affect long term relations, especially given Schumer pushing the issue, is a whole different story.
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Re: Canada to reopen borders to nonessential travel- first to Americans
« Reply #82 on: July 21, 2021, 10:46:23 PM »

It's disappointing that the U.S. isn't reciprocating the limited reopening of the border.  It's not the vaccinated, tested people that Canada is proposing to let in that are going to be carrying lots of Covid, whether original or Delta.

If Americans go north, they might have to quarantine upon return.
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Re: Canada to reopen borders to nonessential travel- first to Americans
« Reply #83 on: July 22, 2021, 12:51:44 AM »

Meanwhile, and hopefully less controversially, I'm trying to figure out what it takes to actually visit Canada as a fully vaccinated individual. They still require a quarantine plan on file. My hope, if I've read correctly, is that if they tell you that you are required to quarantine (for whatever reason), you can just turn around and head back into the USA and that's that.
Apparently the Maritimes are still requiring quarantines, even for Canadians, so... we postpone some more.

 


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