Canada to allow UK tourists to visit from September

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (AFP via Getty Images)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (AFP via Getty Images)

Canada could start allowing fully vaccinated Britons into the country from September, Justin Trudeau has said.

The Canadian Prime Minister announced vaccinated travellers from around the world should be allowed back in Canada from early September after confirming fully vaccinated Americans can freely travel between the US and Canada from mid-August.

The news was disclosed in the final paragraphs of a readout from the Prime Minister’s Office.

"The prime minister noted that, if our current positive path of vaccination rate and public health conditions continue, Canada would be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from all countries by early September," the readout says.

"He noted the ongoing discussions with the United States on reopening plans, and indicated that we could expect to start allowing fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel."

Canada began easing its restrictions earlier this month, allowing fully vaccinated Canadians or permanent legal residents to return to the country without quarantining.

It comes as 80 per cent of Canadians have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine while more than 50 per cent have received two doses.

The country also recorded less than 300 cases of Covid on July 15 and only eight deaths.

Canada is currently on the UK Government’s amber list.

Double vaccinated UK travellers returning from an amber list country no longer need to self isolate as of July 19.

Arrivals, who are not double-jabbed, must quarantine for 10 days.

Unvaccinated people must take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on day two and day eight with the option for “test to release” on day five to end self-isolation early.

Those who are vaccinated must take a pre-arrival test, and test on day two of arriving back into the country.

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