Canadians may be able to safely travel internationally by summer: Trudeau

By Thomas I. Likness
Eagle News Service

(Eagle News) — An international vacation may become a reality for some Canadians this summer, Prime Minister Trudeau hinted Tuesday.

But Trudeau says it will likely require some form of a vaccine passport.

“We also know that as people start to travel again, perhaps this summer if everything goes well, it would make sense for us to align with partners around the world on some sort of proof of vaccination or vaccine certification,” said Trudeau. “We are now working with allies, particularly in Europe on that but ultimately it is up to every country to determine what requirements they expect from incoming travelers.”

Trudeau again stressed now is not the time to travel.

“We are all hopeful we are going to be able to get back to normal in the coming months and start traveling again but the reality is we’re not there yet,” he said. “We’re still very much in a third wave, we still need to get more and more people vaccinated across this country and get those numbers down.

(Eagle News Service)

TORONTO, ON – Pearson International Airport (Cole Burston / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)