Drop ArriveCan app travel rules, border city mayors urge Ottawa

Source: globalnews.ca : 2022-06-15 15:22:51 :

Border-city mayors, tourism industry leaders and an opposition MP say it’s time to bid a less-than-fond farewell to the ArriveCan app.

The mayors of Niagara Falls and Sarnia, Ont., say requiring visitors to Canada to submit their health information ahead of time is discouraging cross-border travel.

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New Democrat MP Richard Cannings, who has six border entry points in his sprawling southern B.C. riding, agrees that it’s time to come up with a better plan.

They say doing away with the app is especially urgent now that Ottawa is lifting the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for domestic and outbound international travel.

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Canadian and foreign visitors are still required to use the app or an online portal to submit their vaccination information to the Canada Border Services Agency ahead of time.

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The government also announced last week it would be suspending random testing at airports for vaccinated travellers.

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