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For Immediate Release
October 13, 2021

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Greater Vancouver Board of Trade President and CEO Bridgitte Anderson has released the following statement in response to news that the United States will soon allow fully vaccinated Canadians to cross at land borders.

“We welcome the announcement that the United States is planning to allow fully vaccinated Canadians to cross land borders for non-essential travel in early November. The decision recognizes Canada’s world-leading vaccination program, and it is very welcome news for business. With the clarity provided today, businesses can plan to resume travel, families can be reunited and vaccinated travellers can return to support local jobs, all while keeping British Columbians safe.

Our governments must build on this momentum and work together to provide a universal and internationally recognized vaccination certification system, ensure Canadians with mixed-dose combinations are eligible for entry and reassess pre-departure PCR tests for fully vaccinated travelers.”

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About the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade:

Since its inception in 1887, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has been recognized as Pacific Canada’s leading business association, engaging members to impact public policy at all levels of government and to succeed and prosper in the global economy. With a Membership whose employees comprise one-third of B.C.’s workforce, we are the largest business association between Victoria and Toronto. We leverage this collective strength, facilitating networking opportunities, and providing professional development through four unique Signature Programs. In addition, we operate one of the largest events programs in the country, providing a platform for national and international thought leaders to enlighten B.C.’s business leaders.

 

 

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Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
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