Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it’s not up to Canada to weigh in on how and when the UThe office, said Jon Ramscar, managing director o.S. decides to reopen its border to Canadians following Monday’s announcement that fully vaccinated Americans will be able to enter the country for discretionary purposes starting Aug. 9.
“I think every country should and does set its own border policies. We have been working with the United States to keep them informed to make sure that as much as possible our choices are aligned, but you will have seenThe legislature to be tested,, everyone will have seen that our countries took different approaches certainly during the beginning of the pandemic,” he told reporters on Tuesday.
Trudeau was responding to questions about why Monday’s announcement wasn’t made in concert with the U.S. administration to allow a similar relaxing of border restrictions for fully vaccinated Canadians.
He added that the response to border measures from both governments has been “asymmetric” since the start of the pandemic.