Saskatchewan’s premier has sent a letter to federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Dominic LeBlanc calling on Ottawa to immediately develop and make public a comprehensive plan for cross-border travel.
Specifically, Premier Scott Moe is requesting that the safe, science-based plan allows fully vaccinated Canadians to return from travel abroad without having to quarantine.
“Safely adjusting the border measures to allow travel for fully vaccinated individuals, in particular, will be critical for a return to normal and could serve as an incentive to increase vaccine uptake across Canada,” writes Moe in the letter to LeBlanc.
“Thousands of jobs depend on international trade and exports, and tourism sectors, like the outfitting industry in Saskatchewan, rely on American tourists. As critical details are developed, we urge the Government of Canada to make this information public to ensure Canadians know what to expect when travelling abroad and returning to Canada.”
Moe continues by saying that some details to the first phase of the Canadian government’s adjusted border measures remain unclear.
He says a “lack of clarity” exists regarding when mandatory quarantines will be lifted for fully vaccinated travelers. The premier also asks if the country will require proof of vaccination for foreign travel.
Premier Moe’s full letter can be read here.