WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the statement below following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments that fully vaccinated Americans may be permitted to pursue non-essential travel to Canada beginning in mid-August. The Prime Minister also commented that fully vaccinated travelers from all countries will likely be permitted to travel to Canada by early September.

“Since the pandemic began, border restrictions have resulted in serious disruptions for so many close to the border. I have been working with both Canadian and U.S. officials about the need to safely reduce border restrictions as soon as possible, and Prime Minister Trudeau’s comments make clear that cross-border travel between our two countries will soon be back to normal. Opening the border will increase tourism, make it easier to see family and friends, and allow businesses to get goods to market. While we see the light at the end of the tunnel, I will continue to push for the lifting of border restrictions until it’s done.”

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