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Dreaming of Alaska Road Trip
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2021, 01:39:49 pm »
The Canadian tourism industry may be on the verge of collapse, but that's not enough to prompt the Government of Canada to open the border to visitors from the U.S. anytime soon.  And, can Canada really afford to lose its tourism industry?   Prior records account for it bringing in $105 billion a year in annual receipts.

Frustration continues to build on both sides of the border in reaction to revised Canadian travel rules. Set to take effect in early July, the new rules will end a long quarantine requirement for returning Canadians and others with a longstanding right to enter the country, but will not open the nation's land borders to American tourists.

And, as with all announcements on reopening the border, it lacks an exact date and specific details.

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« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2021, 10:34:56 am »
Canada has extended its border restriction with the United States until at least July 21.

According to Canada’s public safety minister, the action was coordinated with the United States, which has now opened up its economy after the lengthy shutdown in 2020 and early 2021, due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic. The Canadians shut their border to all but the most essential traffic in March of 2020.

“As we have said, the government is planning measures for fully vaccinated Canadians, Permanent Residents, and others who are currently permitted to enter Canada and will provide further details on Monday, June 21,” wrote Bill Blair, inister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

According to the Canadian government’s website on the border closure, “Habitual residents of Alaska who drive through Yukon to get to another part of Alaska or return to their place of residence are exempt from pre-entry and arrival testing. You must remain in your vehicle while passing through Canada.” This requirement makes it exceedingly difficult to get fuel or scrape bugs off the windshield.

Technically, however, that would mean people driving across from the Alcan–Beaver Creek Border Crossing to Haines or Skagway would be able to pass through the Yukon Territory and northern British Columbia,, so long as they can show they are residents of Alaska if going north or proof of residence or employment in the lower 48 states if going south. But many Alaska residents say it’s not that easy and they’ve been turned back at the border, and the reasons given by Canadian border guards are varied. Travelers often don’t know until they reach the border whether they will be allowed through.

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Re: Dreaming of Alaska Road Trip
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2021, 11:01:08 am »
The Canadian government announced  it will open its border Aug. 9 to vaccinated Americans.
Travelers will have to upload proof they’ve been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus for at least two weeks. They will also have to get tested within 72 hours of arrival and submit a negative test result.
The Canada-U.S. border has been closed to non-essential travel since March of last year. Opening it is a boon for Alaska snowbirds who drive south in the fall, and for certain businesses that depend on road and ferry traffic.
At first, Canada is only opening the border to American citizens and permanent residents. It intends to begin allowing visitors from other countries to enter on Sept. 7.

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Re: Dreaming of Alaska Road Trip
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2021, 12:06:13 pm »
The Canadian government announced  it will open its border Aug. 9 to vaccinated Americans.
Travelers will have to upload proof they’ve been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus for at least two weeks. They will also have to get tested within 72 hours of arrival and submit a negative test result.
The Canada-U.S. border has been closed to non-essential travel since March of last year. Opening it is a boon for Alaska snowbirds who drive south in the fall, and for certain businesses that depend on road and ferry traffic.
At first, Canada is only opening the border to American citizens and permanent residents. It intends to begin allowing visitors from other countries to enter on Sept. 7.


I wonder if you submit that you have actually had covid and thus now have natural immunity counts.
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Re: Dreaming of Alaska Road Trip
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2021, 12:20:51 pm »
I wonder if you submit that you have actually had covid and thus now have natural immunity counts.
That would be our story.  We had COVID in early May 2021.  We are not vaccinated nor plan to, just have natural immunity which we feel is ideal.
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Re: Dreaming of Alaska Road Trip
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2021, 03:17:33 pm »
Good Question

I read, that in a span of one week, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 vaccines reported to the government’s database outnumbered the official count of deaths due to the virus.

The government’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, contains voluntary reports of adverse events following immunization with U.S.-licensed vaccines.

The news article noted VAERS reported 2,043 vaccine deaths in the week prior to July 7 compared to 1,505 COVID-19 deaths.

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Re: Dreaming of Alaska Road Trip
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2021, 02:00:10 am »
Despite Canadian easing, US extends land border restrictions.

The United States Government is extending the closure of the land borders with Canada until at least Aug 21.

The move announced Wednesday, July 21 by the Department of Homeland Security came two days after the Canadian government announced it would begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada on Aug. 9 and those from the rest of the world on Sept. 7.

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Re: Dreaming of Alaska Road Trip
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2021, 07:54:33 am »
So what happens if you go into Canada then try to reenter the US?
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