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Canada to open border Aug. 9 to fully vaccinated U.S. travelers

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OTTAWA — Canada will ease border restrictions for fully vaccinated, discretionary travelers from the United States on Aug. 9 before loosening the Covid-19 measures for those from other countries on Sept. 7.

The Trudeau government’s announcement Monday followed months of pressure on Ottawa and Washington, D.C., to ease the rules on nonessential travel at the Canada-U.S. frontier.

A major unanswered question is how and when the Biden administration will peel back its own measures at the shared border.

Canadian officials who briefed reporters Monday said while they’ve been in constant contact with their American counterparts, they offered no information about how the U.S. might proceed.

Quick dose of background: The calls to reopen the Canada-U.S. border have come from both countries, including from lawmakers, business leaders and families separated since the........

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