The ban on non-essential travel between the two countries has been in effect for more than a year.
Canada has announced that it will allow fully vaccinated American tourists to enter the country from August 9, thus ending an unprecedented 16-month ban due to COVID-19, which, as many business representatives complained, caused them great damage.
Vaccinated citizens of other countries, except the United States, will be allowed to enter from September 7.
The easing of restrictions depends on whether the situation with COVID-19 will continue to develop in a favorable direction, officials said.
“Thanks to the increasing rate of vaccination and the decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases, we can move forward with adjusted measures at the border,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a press conference in Brampton, Ontario.
Businesses in Canada and the United States, especially the travel and airline industry, have been advocating for the lifting of travel restrictions between the two countries imposed in March 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic.