Canada is dropping all remaining coronavirus entry restrictions, including testing and quarantine requirements, effective Oct. 1, ending some of the world’s longest and most stringent rules.
Why it matters
The move is likely to boost the Canadian travel industry, already booming after months of lull during the pandemic. Canada boasts one of the highest Covid-19 vaccination rates in the world, with 84 percent of its population fully vaccinated against the virus.
What the papers say
All sources agree on the key event and its significance. Some sources mention the impact on the Canadian travel industry, while others highlight Canada's high vaccination rate as a factor in the decision. Some sources also mention the lifting of mask mandates on planes and trains. There are no significant differences in the portrayal of the event across sources.
How we got here
Canada had previously required proof of vaccination, coronavirus test results, and public health information from travelers. The country also required masks to be worn on planes and trains. However, the decision to drop all remaining Covid border restrictions was based on Canada's vaccination rate, availability of newer vaccines and treatments, and data showing the country had passed the peak of the latest wave of coronavirus infections.
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