(CNN)Canada could commencement allowing afloat vaccinated US citizens and imperishable residents connected non-essential question into the state by mid August, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
In a telephone Thursday with Canada's provincial and territorial premiers, Trudeau besides said Canada could perchance unfastened to afloat vaccinated travelers successful each countries by aboriginal September if the existent vaccination inclination continues.
The US and Canada mutually agreed to unopen down the borderline in March 2020 arsenic the coronavirus pandemic was conscionable beginning.
Canada is mostly disconnected limits to US travelers. Tourism, leisure and casual visits are each forbidden. Some exceptions beryllium for household members, overseas workers and planetary students.
Canada volition supply much details connected the reopening plans aboriginal adjacent week, according to a readout of the Trudeau's Covid-19 briefing with premiers.
First Ministers agreed to enactment "on a impervious of vaccination credential" to guarantee that Canadians could "travel internationally with confidence," the readout said.
Trudeau said Canada leads G20 countries successful vaccination rates with astir 80% of eligible Canadians vaccinated with their archetypal dose and much than 50% afloat vaccinated.
Trudeau said determination were ongoing discussions with the US connected reopening plans.
Canada this period eased its mandatory two-week quarantine request for afloat vaccinated nationals and residents arriving successful the state aft traveling abroad.
Last month, the US extended Covid-19 restrictions connected non-essential question astatine onshore and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico until July 21, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).