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No more Covid testing to travel to USA as of 12:01 am 12 June

Old Sep 10, 22, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by sfgiants13 View Post
You have way too much faith in the US government
LOL...good grief.

You know, now that these restrictions, that should never have been imposed on US citizens or PRs, have been lifted there's absolutely zero pressure for them to do anything. Not that anyone cares what I think but it's clearly time to retire all of these pandemic measures, in my view.

PS - Not only is there no test or attestation, in my most recent experience, GE at SFO only spits out the exit form and doesn't even bother with those 4 questions.
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Old Sep 21, 22, 2:13 am
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So now that the pandemic in the US is officially over from what I understand, surely the vaccination requirement is to disappear as well, right?
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Old Sep 21, 22, 2:53 am
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Originally Posted by Scheitan View Post
So now that the pandemic in the US is officially over from what I understand, surely the vaccination requirement is to disappear as well, right?
Its been reported a few times over the last week that Canada is expected to drop their Covid measures on the 30th.
Canada reportedly set to lift vaccine requirements for people entering country, a move that would impact unvaccinated professional athletes
https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...ional-athletes

I've also read that its more than likely the US will drop theirs the same time, lets hope.
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Old Sep 21, 22, 6:00 am
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Originally Posted by Howmuch View Post

I've also read that its more than likely the US will drop theirs the same time, lets hope.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that.
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Old Sep 21, 22, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by Scheitan View Post
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that.

Better do, I fly on the 7th
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Old Sep 21, 22, 8:09 am
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Good luck
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Old Sep 22, 22, 8:52 am
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I wouldn't expect any movement so close to an election. Basically nobody cares about the requirements for foreigners, unfortunately.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 7:00 am
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Originally Posted by LupineChemist View Post
I wouldn't expect any movement so close to an election. Basically nobody cares about the requirements for foreigners, unfortunately.
The tourism industry would disagree.


Anyway, its looking more and more likely that Canadas entry restrictions will finish a week today
Trudeau OKs end of COVID vaccine border rule, mandatory ArriveCan use

The federal government is still deciding whether to maintain the requirement for passengers to wear face masks on trains and airplanes
https://nationalpost.com/news/canada...9-travel-rules


In normal times it would be inconceivable that the other side of the boarder were to keep restrictions in place but who knows, I am buoyed by the fact Biden's acknowledged the pandemic is actually over.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by Howmuch View Post
, I am buoyed by the fact Biden's acknowledged the pandemic is actually over.
You're kidding yourself.

That was an off-the-cuff statement during a single interview, not a decision by the US government nor even the president. It has been walked back multiple times.

Id also say that the tourist industry is not overly concerned with foreign non-vaxed looking to book into the USA. Business is fine as it is.

Historically, in the USA, deaths, COVID infections and flu **all** peak in the winter months...we are currently entering the beginning of that annual phase. FWIW.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Exec_Plat View Post
You're kidding yourself.

That was an off-the-cuff statement during a single interview, not a decision by the US government nor even the president. It has been walked back multiple times.

Id also say that the tourist industry is not overly concerned with foreign non-vaxed looking to book into the USA. Business is fine as it is.

Historically, in the USA, deaths, COVID infections and flu **all** peak in the winter months...we are currently entering the beginning of that annual phase. FWIW.
Whether the statement was off the cuff or not and even if it's been walked back, the fact is that for travel restriction purposes COVID is over and we're seeing most if not almost all countries removing vaccine requirements (Canada and Japan most recently). USA should as well regardless of tourism considerations.

I'm saying this as a US citizen with a vax card so its not like I couldn't previously get into countries with vaccine requirements and now that I can I feel it should reciprocal. No, I think it should be removed because it's the right thing to do.

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Old Sep 24, 22, 2:52 am
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The US travel industry is indeed hurting with these restrictions

Yesterday the US congress passed the Visit America act which

implements measures to support the U.S. travel and tourism industry and to address the declining percentage of international visitors to the United States.
https://www.travelagentcentral.com/y...ravel-applauds

These restrictions never had any moral, legal or scientific justification, the only reason Canada is finally backing down is because the administration is being taken to court by one of the last living signatory's of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the government are fighting like hell to stop this case getting there by arguing they suspended the rule that banned unvaccinated citizens from travel, the case is rightfully going forward so that suspended is not enough, they want to make sure Canadas freedoms are protected and anything like this never happens again which we should all applaud.

The CDC in the US have also stated in August that they no longer differentiate between vaccinated and unvaccinated and both should be treated the same and follow the same guidance.

The US should have dropped these ridiculous mandates months ago but here we are, if the US does not drop their restrictions next week when Canada drop theirs the US will be one of the very few countries left in the world when everyone else has moved on.

My monies still on the mandate expires at the end of the month in line with Canadas , Its time.
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Old Sep 26, 22, 7:21 am
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And now it’s official

Border vaccine rules, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, mask mandates on planes, trains ends Oct. 1

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/arr...-end-1.6595710


I am surprised at them dropping masks on planes at the same time but glad they have.

Come on America it’s over to you now.
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Old Sep 26, 22, 1:31 pm
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Isn't it ironic that the US, having one of the highest populations of unvaccinated people in the world, is also the last bastion of vaccination status-based entry regulations?
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