Canada is likely to require evidence of immunizations from Americans wanting to enter the country when the border reopens, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa on Tuesday.
“As people start traveling again, perhaps this summer, if all goes well, it makes sense for us to work with partners around the world on vaccination proofing or vaccine certification,” Trudeau said. “Right now we are working with partners, especially in Europe.”
Trudeau is doing so despite US opposition to the idea of President Biden said his administration would not issue such passports. But have to rely on private agencies to provide them instead
Regarding evidence of vaccination, Trudeau added: “We are considering carefully, hoping to be consistent with allied nations. But I cannot mention the United States and the choices they may decide to welcome to their country. “
The US-Canada border was closed for 14 months due to the COVID-19 outbreak and Trudeau said it would not reopen anytime soon.
“Right now is not a time to travel,” he said.