September 27, 2021

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Passengers to Canada doubled after the border was reopened to Americans

The number of people crossing the border into Canada has doubled in the first week since fully vaccinated Americans were allowed to re-enter the country for non-essential travel.

From August 9-15, 218,732 non-commercial passengers entered Canada by land, according to Canadian government figures. That number, which includes Canadians and Americans, increased 111 percent from 103,344 passengers in the previous week, almost 200 percent more than the 74,562 passengers who crossed the border in the same week the border was closed. 2020.

However, it was pale compared to the 1.4 million passengers who entered Canada in 2019 before the outbreak of the state-19 epidemic.

Regionally, the government did not break down the figures between the number of non-commercial passengers and the number of lorry drivers, which increased slightly that week. A total of 332,581 people crossed the border, including business drivers authorized to enter Canada during the epidemics.

Ontario has the highest population with 206,783 arrivals from the United States, an increase of 54 percent over the previous week. According to statistics, the number of Canadians returning home increased from 101,214 to 111,210 in the previous week, while the number of “foreigners” increased from 32,520 to 95,573.

That week had the next-highest number of passengers in the Pacific region, with commercial and non-commercial crossings to Canada increasing 79 percent from 29,530 to 52,875. The number of Canadians has tripled from 17,492 to 20,579, while the number of foreign nationals has tripled from nearly 12,038 to 32,296.

The highest increase in passenger traffic was recorded in the Atlantic region, where commercial and non-commercial traffic increased by 89 percent, from 8,282 to 15,711. While the number of Canadians has increased slightly from 5,234 to 5,981, the number of foreign nationals has tripled from 3,048 to 9,730.

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In Quebec, the number of commercial and non-commercial passengers increased by 66.4 per cent from 20,278 to 33,758. Again, the number of Canadians tripled from 14,018 to 15,768, while the number of non-Canadians tripled from 6,260 to 17,990.

Pryoris climbed the lowest percentage that week, rising 31.6 percent to 17,819 from 17,819 commercial and non-commercial passengers. The number of Canadians doubled from 11,989 to 12,982 in the previous week, while the number of foreign nationals doubled from 5,830 to 10,471.

Statistics show an increase in the number of people flying to Canada over the same period (179,939 and 138,257 in the previous week), an increase of 30 percent overall. But the number of Canadian citizens flying to Canada rose 13.8 percent to 109,216, while the number of “other foreign nationals” rose 67 percent to 70,723.

In the same week a year ago, only 46,506 people flew to Canada, down sharply from the pre-epidemic levels of 783,790 in 2019.

On July 19, the Canadian government announced that it would conduct a government-negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of crossing the border for fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

It will also open on September 7 to add fully vaccinated travelers from other countries.

In the early hours of the morning when the Canadian land border opened, there were long queues and long waits for cars at some border crossings as travelers took advantage of the opportunity to reach Canada. The reasons for the selection vary widely. Some went north for long-awaited meetings with family or friends, while others visited for tourism or their huts.

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On August 9, the Canadian border was opened to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, closing the U.S. land border. (Christine Mucci / Reuters)

However, the United States did not respond. Although Canadians have been allowed to fly to the United States since the eruption began, the Department of Homeland Security announced last week that the U.S. land border will be closed until September 21, cod exchange rates and variation delta in the United States.

In recent weeks, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) map showing outbreaks in the community across the country has turned red day by day as the district is most susceptible to state-19 infections. Most of Canada’s consecutive districts are now in the government’s high or substantial social transfer division.

Across the United States, 90 percent of districts are now in the Upper Govt-19 Community Transfer Division.

According to the CDC, 51.6 percent of U.S. residents are fully vaccinated.

While U.S. politicians and business leaders have called on the United States to follow Canada’s path and reopen its territory, last week’s conference linked the Canadian embassy to homeland security and said key public health data was important for decision-making in July. The U.S. land border was closed.

“The delta variance and all that is not known about it, the domestic public health trends related to vaccination rates, hospital rates, new infection rates, etc. are huge,” Ted Soppel said at the annual summit. Pacific Northwest Economic Region. “So we look very closely.”

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