Trudeau Announces 2-track System For Proof of Vaccination, For Canada’s Travel Restart

by Carolee Chanona
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More pieces of Canada’s reopening puzzle fell into place on June 30, with incredibly positive news from Prime Minister Trudeau for the eventual return of travel. The magic numbers could be 75% of the population with a first dose, and 20% for second doses to reopen the Canada-U.S. border, and potentially easing travel restrictions beyond the border. Trudeau announced this morning that Canada’s ArriveCAN app, already in use for things like COVID test results and quarantine plans, will have functionality for uploading vaccination certification. This will be functional in the coming weeks, he said. Additionally, this will be the first track for Canada’s 2-track proof of vaccination system, and confirms reports from earlier today, with a timeline in early July, from the CBC.

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Vancouver International Airport, Richmond, BC, Canada. Photo via Charles Gao/Unsplash

As such, the end of the pandemic may be finally within sight in Canada, after incredible progress has been made battling back the spread of COVID-19 with widespread vaccination uptake and dogged adherence to strict public health measures across the country. According to Canada’s vaccine tracker, more than 25,722,762 Canadians have received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine as of July 1, 2021. Meanwhile,11,662,058 Canadians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, having received both required doses. Canada’s vaccination roll-out program includes Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca.

WestJet To Return Non-Stop Canada-Belize Service in November 2021

As of November 3, WestJet will resume their non-stop seasonal flights to Belize from Toronto and Calgary during Belize’s tourism high season in November and December. WestJet operates from its main hubs, namely Calgary, Toronto-Pearson and Vancouver.

WestJet’s return to Belize will allow Canadians to enjoy Belize’s tropical weather, the warm hospitality of Belizeans, the myriad attractions, culture and cuisine that Belize offers as a premiere destination in Central America. Canada continues to maintain its status as the third largest tourism source market to Belize after the United States and Europe.

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