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by OntPhoto on Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:19 am
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Right now there are no travel restrictions between the province of Ontario and Quebec (except for some regions in Quebec). However, non-essential travel is not advised. 

Currently, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and the territories are banning visitors from other provinces.  Personally, I do not see these bans being lifted until maybe mid to late summer or even not until fall. The reason being that once you do reopen the borders, all that work you did in the preceeding months may be compromised.  A doctor from Newbrunswick traveled to Quebec and then returned to Newbrunswick.  He got infected with the coronavirus while in Quebec and did not self-isolate upon returning to Newbrunswick and passed it to a number of people at his place of work. Travel restrictions may change as the situation is fluid so anything can happen.

Travel to Manitoba and NovaScotia will require that you first self-isolate for 14 days before moving around in the province. This pretty much will discourage any tourism as no one will want to stay put in some motel for 2 weeks before they can actually drive around in the province. 

Of course, the travel ban between USA and Canada remains in effect until June 30th except for essential travel. I personally expect this to stretch for another 30 days but have no idea really. I am looking forward to the border reopening as I shop on Amazon.com for some items (which cannot be shipped to Canada or have big shipping fees) and then drive across to the USA to pick it up.  

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/travel-canada-provinces-covid-19-restrictions-1.5589316
 

by OntPhoto on Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:21 pm
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US and Canada border closure

A local newspaper is speculating on the US / Canada border closure being extended for another month..
 

by E.J. Peiker on Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:21 am
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At the current rate of infections and predicted spikes up, it is likely to remain closed for some time. My state and many states, especially those in states that are very hot where we spend our summers indoors in A/C are starting to see record numbers of new cases and hospitalizations.
 

by DChan on Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:22 pm
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OntPhoto wrote:
[snip]I am looking forward to the border reopening as I shop on Amazon.com for some items (which cannot be shipped to Canada or have big shipping fees) and then drive across to the USA to pick it up.  



Well, just fly to the States to pick up your stuff:

Canadians can still travel to the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic — just not by car



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When Canadians return home, they must self-isolate for 14 days — as per federal rules.
 

by OntPhoto on Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:45 pm
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DChan wrote:
OntPhoto wrote:
[snip]I am looking forward to the border reopening as I shop on Amazon.com for some items (which cannot be shipped to Canada or have big shipping fees) and then drive across to the USA to pick it up.  



Well, just fly to the States to pick up your stuff:

Canadians can still travel to the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic — just not by car



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When Canadians return home, they must self-isolate for 14 days — as per federal rules.


I read that yesterday or today.  Doesn't make sense.  I wonder if Americans can fly into Canada?  Nothing on Amazon.com is worth the airfare AND follow-up 14 day isolation. 
 

by OntPhoto on Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:48 pm
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
At the current rate of infections and predicted spikes up, it is likely to remain closed for some time.  My state and many states, especially those in states that are very hot where we spend our summers indoors in A/C are starting to see record numbers of new cases and hospitalizations.


I didn't want to say it but my gut and common sense agrees with what you say about the travel ban (by car) being extended.  I'm not expecting to drive across the border until August/September.
 

by DChan on Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:40 pm
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OntPhoto wrote:
DChan wrote:
OntPhoto wrote:
[snip]I am looking forward to the border reopening as I shop on Amazon.com for some items (which cannot be shipped to Canada or have big shipping fees) and then drive across to the USA to pick it up.  



Well, just fly to the States to pick up your stuff:

Canadians can still travel to the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic — just not by car



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When Canadians return home, they must self-isolate for 14 days — as per federal rules.


I read that yesterday or today.  Doesn't make sense.  I wonder if Americans can fly into Canada?  Nothing on Amazon.com is worth the airfare AND follow-up 14 day isolation. 


That's why it's called a loophole. All essential travels are not banned and so anyone from the States of course can fly to Canada on essential travels.

IMO when the border is open depends on the situations in the States as theirs are worse than ours. In fact, when Trudeau at first exempted US citizens from the ban, BC's Health Minister disagreed and told US: "Don't come."

B.C. health minister to U.S. visitors: 'Don't come'

The latest is:

Canada to allow family of citizens across U.S. border amid COVID-19 shutdown

only that they have to self-quarantined for 14 days.


Or, meet in places like the Peace Arch Park in BC
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Canada-U.S. couple ties the knot at B.C.’s border-straddling Peace Arch Park
 

by DChan on Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:29 pm
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Alaska loophole:

Banff residents worry U.S. tourists visiting town thanks to so-called 'Alaska loophole'



How Americans travel to Canada.
 

by OntPhoto on Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:03 pm
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They have actually started to hand out tickets to US travelers stopping at Banff National Park.
RCMP handing out fines to US visitors to Banff 


SARS, MERS and COVID-19 are all coronaviruses.  See what is the differences between SARS and Covid-19.  Easy to read comparison.
SARS vs Covid-19 differences


"Asymptomatic COVID-19 findings dim hopes for 'herd immunity' and 'immunity passports'
CBC Health article


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by DChan on Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:58 pm
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Last Friday a small car with a Wisconsin plate was seen parked in the parking lot of a supermarket in BC.
 

by OntPhoto on Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:38 pm
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Last Friday a small car with a Wisconsin plate was seen parked in the parking lot of a supermarket in BC.

I really have no idea but there is now talk from some analysts about the border being closed for longer than end of July for recreational travel.  Maybe until the end of the year or even into the new year.  Too early to tell but with some States seeing their Covid-19 numbers spiking and the USA being on the denied list for travel to the European Union, anything is possible.  Interesting weeks ahead.

Reopening the Canada-US border will be a long piecemeal process.
 

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