US politician says Canada’s plans to end travel test requirements “don’t follow the science”
A US politician has denounced the dropping of travel test requirements in Canada for only certain travelers and said the plans “don’t follow the science.”
After the federal government announced on November 19 that mandatory COVID-19 testing for return to Canada would end for Canadians taking short trips out of the country, US Congressman Brian Higgins tweeted and said, “No matter which side of the Canada-US border you reside on, the standards for vaccinated travelers should be the same.”
Regardless of which side of the Canada-U.S. Border you reside, the standards for vaccinated travelers should be the same. N nWhile we welcome measures to remove barriers to cross-border travel, plans to remove testing measures for vaccinated Canadians ONLY do not follow science.pic.twitter.com/jC6qAawuOS
– Brian Higgins (@Brian Higgins)
âWhile we welcome measures to remove barriers to cross-border travel, plans to remove testing measures for ONLY vaccinated Canadians just don’t follow the science,â Higgins said in his tweet.
The politician, who represents western New York, also make a full statement on Canada’s new rule in which he said changes around the border by the US and Canadian governments have been “frustratingly slow” and “rambling”.
âThe public is again confused and waiting for more information,â Higgins said.
Effective November 30, 2021, Canada is eliminating pre-arrival testing for fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and individuals registered under the Indian Act leaving and re-entering the country by land or air within 72 hours.
To enter the United States, the requirements are different depending on whether people are traveling by land or air.
Fully vaccinated Canadians traveling to the United States by land do not have to test negative for COVID-19 to enter the country, but those traveling by air do.