Montréal, July 19, 2021 – The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal is very pleased with the federal government’s announcement that the borders will be reopened to fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents as of August 9.
“For several weeks, we have been calling on the federal government to present a clear plan to reopen the borders. The vaccination campaign in Canada is proving to be effective. Other countries in the same situation, particularly in Europe, listened to their public health authorities, who advocated reopening their borders to fully vaccinated international travellers. It was time to do it here too,” said Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal.
“Welcoming US tourists as of August 9 will help the hotel and tourism sectors recover. We wish Canada had opened its borders to all fully vaccinated international travellers at the same time. We would also like to reiterate our request that the Canadian government ensure the interoperability of proof of vaccination for Canadians and citizens of other countries,” said Michel Leblanc.
About the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
With a network of 8,000 members, the CCMM is active on two fronts: being the voice of the Montréal business community and delivering specialized services to businesses and their representatives. With its finger on the pulse of current events, it acts on issues that are decisive for the prosperity of the city’s businesses. With the support of the Acclr experts, the CCMM’s goal is to accelerate the creation and growth of businesses of all sizes, at home and around the world.
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