Canada is set to open, ease restrictions!
Politico reported late on Monday, June 8, 2021 that Canada is eyeing the date of June 22 to begin loosening restrictions at the U.S. border. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is preparing to ease border restrictions for travelers who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the discussions. Canada is making plans to loosen the current 14-day isolation period for travelers who have received two vaccine doses, Bloomberg reported. Travelers entering Canada would still be tested for the coronavirus and may be required to quarantine for a shorter period, according to the report. The plan is expected be announced within days, Bloomberg said. As of June 9, 62.28% of Canadians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine compared to 51.22% of U.S. citizens.

 

BUSINESS EVENTS VERSUS MASS GATHERINGS

• A clear distinction should be made between business events and mass gatherings.

• Exhibitions are business events, promoting trade and commerce within a given industry, where products and services are displayed and information is disseminated.

• Exhibitions are not festivals, civic events, concerts or sporting events, which are leisurely in nature.

• Whether they are business to business events or business to consumer events, participants are focused on buying products and services, exchanging information, showcasing innovations and sharing knowledge.

• Exhibitions comprise business events of different sizes and may be Local, Regional, National, North American and/or Global, and as such will have different travel restrictions. By beginning with Local, Regional and/or National Exhibitions, a phased and structured reopening of exhibitions is entirely possible.

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS

Please note that the information below is subject to change as Canadian requirements change. We will continue to update information/communications ongoing.

Current Travel Requirements for U.S. Foreign Nationals Entering Canada

Travel Entry Requirements by Country (Air Canada)

British Columbia’s Reopening & Economic Recovery Plan

Canadian COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Track US Vaccine Progress

Canadian Vaccine Tracker

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Travel Recommendations from the CDC for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

If you are fully vaccinated:

  • You do NOT have to get tested before leaving the United States, unless your destination requires it.
  • You do NOT have to self-quarantine after you arrive in the United States.

During travel:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
  • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who is not traveling with you.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).

Before you travel to the United States by air

All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated peopleare required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than three days before travel or documentation of recovery  from COVID-19 in the past three months before they board a flight to the United States.

After Travel

  • You should get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.

Do NOT travel if were exposed to COVID-19you are sickyou test positive for COVID-19, or you are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test. Learn when it is safe for you to travel. Don’t travel with someone who is sick.

Travel Recommendations from the CDC for Unvaccinated Travelers

If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, take the following steps:

Before Travel

  • Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip.

During Travel

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public settings. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
  • Avoid large crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths). It’s important to do this indoors and outdoors.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).

Before you travel to the United States by air

All air passengers coming to the U.S., including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated peopleare required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than three days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past three months before they board a flight to the U.S..

After Travel

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
    • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
    • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
    • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.

Do NOT travel if were exposed to COVID-19you are sickyou test positive for COVID-19, or you are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test. Learn when it is safe for you to travel. Don’t travel with someone who is sick.