US-Canada border could re-open to fully vaccinated travelers in August

By , WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) -- It may not be too much longer until borders reopen from the U.S. into Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada could start allowing fully vaccinated Americans across the border as of mid-August for non-essential travel.

He also added that our neighbors to the north should be in position to welcome fully-vaccinated travelers from all countries by earlier September.

The border has been closed to non-essential travel since the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens tells WWJ’s Mike Campbell that he thinks it’s time to allow those who are vaccinated to cross into Canada, "to get the economy reignited, to reunify families, and to get life back to normal."

“We’re ready to do it and it should be done sooner rather than later," he said.

Dilkens says that the Caesars Windsor casino has lost a third of its revenue with American customers unable to visit.

In addition to Canadian businesses, Dilkens also added that the closure has been hard on families and those with cottages across the border.

The latest extension to the border closure expires on July 21.

LISTEN on the Audacy App
Sign Up and Follow Audacy
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram