The United States is recommending its people to postpone travelling to Canada due to the potential of COVID-19.On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States issued a Level 3 travel advice for Canada, indicating “a high level of COVID-19 in the country.”
The country’s travel advice levels go from Level 3 to Level 4, with Level 4 advising US residents not to travel to the marked country. The warning comes after the United States announced earlier this month that it will seal its land border with Canada until at least September 21 due to delta variant fears.
The US State Department stated at the time that “the delta variation is driving a surge in infections, hospitalization, and deaths in the United States.” “The number of cases and deaths in Canada and Mexico has also climbed.” The extension of the tariffs imposed has no impact on U.S. citizens currently in Canada’s capacity to cross the land border into the United States or on Canadians’ ability to fly to the United States. To fully vaccinated Americans, Canada has opened its land, air, and marine borders with the United States.
The EU’s decision reflects growing concern that the virus’s rapid spread in the United States could spread to Europe at a time when Americans are permitted to visit. This summer, the more contagious delta form has caused an increase in infections in both the EU and the US. However, the recommendation announced Tuesday is non-binding, and member countries will retain the option of admitting fully vaccinated Americans .As COVID-19 cases rise in Western Canada, there is rising worry, and while B.C. has reinstated a mask mandate and vaccine passport, Alberta and Saskatchewan do not appear to be considering any adjustments.