It is time for the Government of Canada to embrace a better way forward when it comes to our border policy. A new plan is needed to increase the safety for all while allowing Canada to reconnect to the international community.
It is time for a border policy that is built upon international best practices and aligns with the latest guidance from the World Health Organization that urges against unnecessary restrictions to international travel.
It is time for a border policy that focuses on rapid testing on arrival for international travellers instead of mandatory 14 day quarantines. This will aid in the earliest possible detection of cases of COVID-19 arriving into Canada and facilitate international contact tracing.